Australian wildfires threaten Sydney water supplies

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities said on Friday they are focused on protecting water plants, pumping stations, pipes and other infrastructure from intense bushfires surrounding Sydney, the country’s largest city. Firefighters battling the blazes for weeks received a reprieve of … Read More

Thailand declares drought in 11 provinces

Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said the country is facing drought after emergency measures were ordered in 54 districts of 11 provinces. Illustrative image (Source: ethailand.com) Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said … Read More

Kenya: Over 2 Million at Risk of Starvation

More than two million Kenyans are staring at the food crisis in July as the effects of a drought that hit food production and led to increased prices continue to bite. This comes even as the country’s grain reserves dwindle, … Read More

10 million North Koreans face food shortage after worst harvest, says United Nations

The UN found North Korean protein intake to be very low, with some families consuming protein only a few times a year A department store in Pyongyang. Photo: AP North Korea has cut food rations to 300 grammes a day … Read More

Drought: Too little, too late

Since Independence folks in the marginalised and neglected northern regions have developed a depressing familiarity with drought and hunger. As a biting drought cuts a swathe of suffering across much of the north and northeastern parts of Kenya, imperilling nearly … Read More

Global desert: Drought turning the planet into a tinderbox

Drought is turning many areas of the globe into arid wastelands. Excessive heat has cost lives, ruined crops and created water shortages. The effects are being felt from South America to the Arctic Circle. Australia: ‘Land of drought’ Australian Prime … Read More

Drought brings big worries for farmers across northern Europe

“I have never seen this type of hot and dry weather, and I’ve been farming over 30 years,” one farmer in Finland said. A grain field in Germany where farmers have been affected by this summer’s drought.picture alliance / picture … Read More

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