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08 10 2021 | 09:23

Scientists sound the alarm over drought in East Africa: what must happen next

Every few years, it is devastating to watch the same tragedy: a weather cycle that brings debilitating drought and hunger to East Africa, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions of people…

24 09 2021 | 15:45

Drought in southwest US worst in over a century, induced by climate change, says government report

It also had third-highest daily average temperatures since 1895 between Jan 2020 and Aug 2021. Climate change has led to the worst drought on record in the US and rainfall has been at the lowest 20-…

19 09 2021 | 09:28

Droughts or storms? The dire dilemma of Zimbabwe climate migrants

For many farmers who migrated to the country’s Eastern Highlands, hopes for a better life are turning into a nightmare amid tropical storms and cyclones. Mutara, Zimbabwe – A decade ago, Lloyd…

26 08 2021 | 07:31

Madagascar on the brink of climate change-induced famine

Madagascar is on the brink of experiencing the world's first "climate change famine", according to the United Nations, which says tens of thousands of people are already suffering "catastrophic"…

06 08 2021 | 16:54

‘Mega-drought’ leaves many Andes mountains without snow cover

Satellite images confirm snow decrease spurred by climate crisis as glaciers recede and communities reliant on mountain water face shortages The Andes mountain range is facing historically low…

03 08 2021 | 11:12

Predicting droughts and floods: why we’re studying 19th-century ocean records

Floods have caused unprecedented damage in Europe recently, while in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, the equivalent of a year’s worth of average rainfall fell in just three days. In stark contrast,…

21 07 2021 | 09:45

‘It’s super worrying’: Droughts and fires in the Amazon continue to cause CO2 emissions for years, study says

Research reignites need for a ‘worldwide curb’ in emissions, an Amazon scientist tells The Independent Droughts and fires in the Amazon continue to cause CO2 emissions for years after they first…

15 06 2021 | 14:43

Drought Fuels Conflict in Klamath Basin.

The massive drought parching the American West has reached a (dry) boil in the Klamath Basin along the California-Oregon border as climate change drives conflict between Native American tribes,…

04 05 2021 | 10:58

85% of Mexico Is in a Drought.

Lakes and reservoirs are drying up as 85% of Mexico is in a drought, with Mexico City in its worst drought in 30 years. Major reservoirs that supply the capital's 9 million residents are more than…

07 04 2021 | 09:39

Britain’s ‘brutal’ cuts to overseas aid put African science projects in peril.

Lifesaving research on fighting drought and climate change at risk after snap decision to halt crucial funding. For two years, the Rwandan-born scientist Anita Etale has been leading efforts to…

11 01 2021 | 14:46

Kenya faces $62bn bill to mitigate climate-linked hunger, drought and conflict

Country accounts for less than 0.1% of global emissions but suffers disproportionately from related disasters, say new report. Kenya needs $62bn (£46bn) to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis…

05 12 2020 | 12:50

Daytime sightings of elusive aardvarks hint at troubled times in the Kalahari.

Aardvarks are notoriously elusive, nocturnal mammals. They generally hide in their underground burrows during the day and emerge at night to feed exclusively on ants and termites. Aardvarks are…

05 11 2020 | 08:11

Drought and hunger drive Nepal farmers to India, defying COVID ban.

Western Nepal has suffered a long dry spell, harming rice harvests and pushing farmers across the border to seek work even amid the pandemic NARAINAPUR, Nepal - As an exceptionally wet monsoon…

02 11 2020 | 07:04

Africa is Warming Fast, and the Most Vulnerable Are Being Hit Hardest.

African nations are spending between 2% and 9% of their gross domestic product on climate adaptation and mitigation measures, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The African…

19 09 2020 | 10:31

Climate change, water woes, and conflict concerns in the middle east: a toxic mix.

Hotter heatwaves, higher sea levels and more severe droughts: This is the sweltering reality in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) where climate change is an especially urgent issue. By 2030,…

07 09 2020 | 09:37

Germany's Groundwater Wells Are Running Dry Amid Climate Crisis.

Despite the lush, verdant nature that surrounds the German town of Ulrichstein, residents here — and in the region — suffer from acute water shortages. Ulrichstein Mayor Edwin Schneider, meanwhile,…

16 08 2020 | 09:16

Study: Mediterranean Basin to warm faster, face drought.

An MIT study explains why the Mediterranean Basin will be arider with the rising temperatures, which is expected to cause increased rainfalls in other parts of the world. The Mediterranean Basin is…

10 08 2020 | 08:12

Extreme droughts in central Europe likely to increase sevenfold.

Researchers say moderate reductions in CO2 emissions could halve their likelihood. Extreme droughts are likely to become much more frequent across centralEurope, and if global greenhouse gas…