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Monday, September 27, 2021



Argentine artist reflects Parana River drought in giant murals

September 25, 2021 11:01 am

One mural shows a boy extracting a native flower from the river, while the other depicts a girl whose image is reflected in the water

Southwest U.S. drought, worst in a century, linked to climate change: NOAA

September 22, 2021 5:15 pm

The study warned that extreme drought conditions are likely to worsen and repeat themselves "until stringent climate mitigation is pursued and regional warming trends are reversed."

Drought shrinks Canada's wheat crop to 14-year low, shrivels canola harvest

August 30, 2021 10:52 pm

Statistics Canada, in this year's first report on crop production, estimated the all-wheat harvest at 22.9 million tonnes, down 35% from last year and slightly larger than the average trade expectation of 22.6 million tonnes.

Bangladesh rice farmers invent new varieties to withstand salt, storms

July 22, 2021 2:31 pm

The farmer said his seed variety can produce up to 1,680 kg of rice per quarter hectare, more than double what he was getting from conventional varieties

Drone footage of Salton Sea shows California drought impact

July 07, 2021 6:29 pm

Drought has scorched much of the U.S. West, prompting farmers in California to leave fields fallow

Wildlife, air quality at risk as Great Salt Lake in Utah nears historic low

July 06, 2021 4:01 pm

The waves have been replaced by dry, gravelly lakebed that's grown to 1,942 square kilometers. Winds can whip up dust from the dry lakebed that is laced with naturally occurring arsenic.

Guj: Ex-govt employee who claims to be Lord Vishnu incarnate warns of drought if his gratuity not released

July 05, 2021 11:04 am

In his letter dated July 1 addressed to Secretary, Water Resources Department, Fefar stated "demons sitting in the government" are harassing him by withholding his "Rs 16 lakh gratuity and another Rs 16 lakh as the salary of one year".

Brazil, besieged by Covid, Now faces a severe drought

June 20, 2021 10:43 am

Experts said the arid landscape, which coincided with a rise in illegal deforestation over the past months in the Amazon rainforest, could lead to a devastating fire season.

How severe is the western drought? See for yourself

June 13, 2021 11:28 am

Across the region, reservoir levels are near record lows and mountain snowpack, which slowly releases water in the spring and summer, is largely depleted.

HP stares at drought-like situation after 2 months of 60% deficit precipitation

April 01, 2021 10:30 pm

According to IMD's meteorological centre at Shimla, Himachal received 41.7 millimetres of rain/snow in March against a long period average (LPA) of 110.9 mm.


On Day 2, protesting farmers march towards Mumbai’s Azad Maidan

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Thousands of farmers and tribals began a march from different parts of Maharashtra to culminate at Azad Maidan and ask for some of their long-pending demands to be met.

Focus attention on farmers affected by drought: Rahul Gandhi to Centre

January 23, 2016 12:39 pm

Mahoba, Jan 23 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday addressed a gathering in Mahoba district of the Bundelkhand region and said that the government should focus its attention to Bundelhand's drought-affected farmers. He added that the Congress would urge the Narendra Modi-led Government to take steps to uplift lives of farmers in Bundelkhand.

Rahul Gandhi meets villagers in UP's Mahoba district

January 23, 2016 12:37 pm

Mahoba, Jan 23 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met villagers in Mahoba district of the Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Rahul held a 'padyatra' in the drought-hit region. Drought conditions and unseasonable rains have destroyed winter crops in the area. In the past few years, several farmers have committed suicide due to poor crop production in Bundelkhand. The Congress vice-president will also hold meetings with women self-help group at the Supa railway station.