Friday, Oct 07, 2022



'So many children dying': Somalia drought brings famine near

October 05, 2022 3:05 pm

As the world is gripped by food insecurity, Somalia, a country of 15 million people shaking off its past as a failed state, can be considered the end of the line.

India’s renewing its push for climate disaster compensation

September 13, 2022 3:00 pm

Though the 2015 Paris climate agreement included language to address “loss and damage,” it left many questions unanswered.

After long drought, China plots ambitious water infrastructure push

September 01, 2022 11:37 am

Chinese provinces are planning to spend billions of dollars on new water infrastructure as they try to fend off the growing impact of extreme weather on agriculture and hydropower.

China's fragile economy is being hammered by driest riverbeds since 1865

August 24, 2022 3:29 pm

With climate change likely to deliver more frequent and persistent heat waves and droughts, the current outages raise longer-term questions about China’s reliance on hydropower.

Its largest lake is so dry, China digs deep to water crops

August 24, 2022 1:19 pm

The dramatic decline of Poyang Lake in China's landlocked southeastern province of Jiangxi had otherwise cut off irrigation channels to nearby farmlands.

In Afghanistan, drought poses migration dilemma for villagers

August 16, 2022 8:10 pm

Climate change-induced droughts cause strife nationwide; humanitarian crisis worsening since Taliban takeover; water shortage could force people to migrate to survive.

Staring at looming drought, Jharkhand farmers ask: What will we grow and what will we eat?

August 12, 2022 8:28 am

According to senior state government officials, Chief Minister Hemant Soren raised the issue at the NITI Aayog meeting chaired by the Prime Minister last week. Jharkhand’s Agriculture Department has launched a statewide survey to “understand the depth of the drought” and the condition of farmers.

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

August 08, 2022 5:35 pm

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne's office has set up a crisis team to tackle a drought that has forced scores of villages to rely on water deliveries by truck, prompted state-run utility EDF to curb nuclear power output and stressed crops.

West megadrought worsens to driest in at least 1,200 years

February 15, 2022 12:59 pm

A dramatic drying in 2021 — about as dry as 2002 and one of the driest years ever recorded for the region — pushed the 22-year drought past the previous record-holder for megadroughts in the late 1500s and shows no signs of easing in the near future, according to a study.

‘So many dimensions’: A drought study underlines the complexity of climate

December 02, 2021 12:13 pm

Environmental degradation has exacerbated the drought’s effects. Sandstorms fueled by deforestation have ruined cropland and pastures. An outbreak of locusts threatens further destruction.


China's rivers dry up amid its worst drought on record

August 24, 2022 11:12 am

Last week, the country issued its first national drought alert of the year, after areas like Shanghai, the Yangtze Delta region and Sichuan province in southwest China reported weeks of severe heat.

Record temperatures, dry rivers, fires: Drought declared in several parts of Britain

August 13, 2022 2:37 pm

A drought has been officially declared in some parts of southern and central England, following the driest summer of the past fifty years.

‘If they die, we all die’: Drought kills in Kenya

November 08, 2021 6:31 pm

As world leaders address a global climate summit in Glasgow, pastoralists in Kenya watch their beloved animals suffer from lack of water and food.


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.