Overall Green alert Drought for New Zealand-2020
in New Zealand

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013857
Name: New Zealand-2020
Countries: New Zealand
Start Date: End of Nov 2019
Duration: 141 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 59241 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Continue reading “Drought and desertification: How robots might help”Thu, 09 Apr 2020 21:00:00 +0200.

A NYTimes article published April 2nd, Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S. , leads off with an animated map supplied by the National Drought Mitigation Center , which shows the spread of drought conditions across the contiguous 48
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Natural disaster response plans incorporate COVID-19 precautionsThu, 09 Apr 2020 07:16:00 +0200.

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye held a video conference with Nay Pyi Taw and state/regional natural disaster management heads concerning prevention of COVID-19 in disaster preparation, emergency re
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Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's Afforestation ChallengeMon, 06 Apr 2020 12:54:00 +0200.

Bulawayo "I have never planted a tree in my life," laughs Jairos Saunyama, a tobacco farmer, revelling at the absurdity of the question of whether he is involved in the country's afforestation efforts. Sawunyama is one of thousands of farme
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Is the coronavirus a sign Mother Nature is at a catastrophic tipping p ... Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:25:00 +0200.

As the coronavirus sweeps across the planet, leaving death and mayhem in its wake, many theories are being expounded to explain its ferocity. One, widely circulated within right-wing conspiracy circles, is that it originated as a biological
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