Tag Archives: Drought & Fires

Natural disasters displacing millions

Floods, storms, drought and other climate-related natural disasters drove 20 million people from their homes last year, nearly four times as many as were displaced by conflicts, a new U.N. report said on Tuesday. The study tried to quantify for

Kenya’s famous elephants die of drought, poaching

NAIROBI, Kenya — Poaching and drought-related hunger have killed more than 100 of Kenya’s famous elephants in the north of the country so far this year, conservationists say. Zoologist Iain Douglas-Hamilton, who founded Save the Elephants, said the drought is

Global warming to increase Arizona temps by 8.5 degrees

Days like Thursday, the temperature could be 120 degrees in Phoenix instead of the current 111, according to a long-range global warming study by the Nature Conservancy. The environmental group says climate change and global warming scenarios could increase annual

Half of India affected by extreme drought

Below normal monsoon rains have been responsible for the drought Nearly half of India’s districts have been hit by drought that could affect the production of rice, the country’s farm minister has said. Sharad Pawar said 246 districts in 10

Time is Running Out -Climate chaos is inevitable

Mark Lynas (Climate chaos is inevitable. We can only avert oblivion, June 12) is correct to highlight the dire lack of urgency on action to cut climate-changing emissions, but he is wrong to suggest that we ditch the UN’s Kyoto

Scientists Warn Of Water Woes

Demand for water in agriculture and energy production could spike in the coming decades while catastrophic floods and droughts strike more often, a water conference in Canada is to hear this week. “At unpredictable times, too much water will arrive

Bread prices soar in Russia

The price of Russian bread is rising sharply in Moscow as repercussions from the country’s months-long record drought start to have an impact on the cost of food supplies. In Moscow markets, the price of a loaf of bread has

Australia agriculture faces climate upheaval: scientist

Land available for agriculture in Australia, one of the world’s largest food exporters, is in danger of shrinking because of climate change, a leading scientist said on Tuesday. More grain was also likely to be grown in the north as

World’s Number of starving hits 925 million

GLOBAL numbers afflicted by acute hunger rose from 850 million to 925 million by the start of 2008 because of rising prices, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said today.

Water shortage cripples Palestinian farming

BARDALA, West Bank (Reuters) – In the plains around the village of Bardala, the Israeli-Palestinian tug-of-war over land and water plays itself out in vivid colour — largely brown Palestinian farms border green fields owned by Jewish settlers.