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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 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: 189 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 83032 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 374 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

Massive Arctic heatwave reignites Siberian forest firesThu, 28 May 2020 04:51:00 +0200.

"Climate change is no longer a distant threat, but is already bringing about a new reality for many," Robert Rohde, lead scientist at Berkeley Earth, tweeted on May, 19, reports Newsweek. Russia has experienced the warmest winter ever recor
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Massive Arctic heatwave reignites Siberian forest firesThu, 28 May 2020 02:21:00 +0200.

"Climate change is no longer a distant threat, but is already bringing about a new reality for many," Robert Rohde, lead scientist at Berkeley Earth, tweeted on May, 19, reports Newsweek. Russia has experienced the warmest winter ever recor
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Earth’s Soil Fast Vanishing – OpEdThu, 28 May 2020 02:00:00 +0200.

The pedosphere as a whole, is especially important ecologically, because the soil functions as unique habitat for a great diversity of life forms, links geological and biological substances circulating in the terrestrial ecosystems and the
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Siberian heatwave points to a longer wildfire seasonWed, 27 May 2020 13:25:00 +0200.

Damage after a fire in Moshkovo District, Novosibirsk Region, south Siberia on April 23. Photographer: Kirill Kukhmar/TASS via Getty Images. After the hottest winter on record in Russia, spring has brought with it a heatwave to Siberia. The
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