July 11, 2013. As the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Nikolai Fyodorov, according to preliminary estimates by the drought in Russia, killing nearly 2% of the total sown area of crops - 1.45 million hectares.
Due to the abnormally high temperature, which was held in Central Russia in June and early July, several regions of the country were subjected to drought. We are talking about Lipetsk, Voronezh, Ulyanovsk, Saratov, Orenburg, Samara, Kurgan regions and Bashkiria, a number of districts of the Chelyabinsk, Rostov, Volgograd and Astrakhan regions, Kalmykia Read more [...]
The European Union has provided financial assistance to Ethiopia in the amount of 14.5 million. Dollars to fight hunger and drought.
According to ITAR-TASS reported with reference to the news agency MAP, the money will go to the account of the World Food Program, which provides support for humanitarian action in this country in northeastern Africa. As expected, given the EU funds will be purchased 16 thousand. Tons of grain, 6 tons of beans and 3 tons of different food.
According to the latest United Nations data, the 77 millionth Ethiopia need urgent humanitarian assistance in the amount Read more [...]
In India, a temperature increase of 1 ° C will result in a loss of 7 million. Tons of wheat. In 2009., Which was the warmest since 1850., Climate change, leading to natural disasters, killed 55 million. Lives. This is stated in a study conducted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), writes the Hindustan Times.
Global climate change is the most serious threat to agriculture in Asia. Climate change leads to more frequent natural disasters, including droughts. Increasing the temperature by one degree Celsius would mean for India wheat crop reduction by 7 million. Tons or loss of $ 1.5 Read more [...]
July 15, 2013. Soil drought in Udmurtia can cause significant shortage of juicy, coarse and concentrated feed, in May and July of this year she suffered from 36% acreage in the region, the head of the presidential administration and the government of the republic Alexander Goryainov.
«According to the Hydrometeorological Center, across the country observed soil drought, which affected 36% of the area of agricultural crops, and the amount of damage is more than 4 billion rubles»- Said Gorjainov.
In turn, the President of Udmurtia Alexander Volkov told reporters that the country Read more [...]
Venezuela may move to a new time if prolonged drought affecting the generation of electricity, will be delayed, said Tuesday in a radio station Union Venezuelan Electricity Minister Angel Rodriguez (Angel Rodriguez).
The lack of rainfall and prolonged drought in Venezuela, which can last in the country until May, affects water supplies used for hydroelectric power.
"If the problem will be exacerbated by drought, will have to use all (measures) that will allow us to save water to generate electricity, at the moment I do not exclude that we will have to change the time zone," - said Rodriguez.
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July 19, 2013. At a recent government meeting Marat Akhmetov, Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tajikistan, said the increased to 35 the number of areas where the drought has been fixed. In the republic of all w 43 districts, which means that 80% of the region is suffering from drought, there declared a state of emergency. Harvesting began in almost all areas: the number of namolochennyh grain exceeded 80 thousand tons.
Drought, according minsehozproda Halve predicted earlier harvest of five million tons. If the forecasts are correct, the republic will gather at this year's 20% Read more [...]
"The global market is saturated with offerings of grain" - in one voice shouting traders on the world's major stock exchanges. This is true, but for large producing countries and the key players of export-import operations in the international trading platforms.
These data have nothing to do with countries below the poverty line. Syrian authorities have had a very frank discussion with local sociologists and here what conclusions they have reached.
Severe drought in the eastern regions of the country led to complete destruction wheat crops and mass migration population dehydrated lands.
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Millions of people were left without drinking water because of the strong over the past 50 years of drought in the south-east of China, said on Thursday the news service, "Zhongguo Wang."
"Great Dry" was established in Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. In some places there was no rain since last September. As a result, all the crops died, dried mountain rivers. Direct economic losses amounted to 527 million dollars.
According to weather forecasts, the drought will continue until April, but the drinking water supply in the region is only enough for a month. In this Read more [...]
The number of fires due to the strongest in the last 60 years of drought in the south-west of China increased by more than 600% compared with 2009, according to the Xinhua News Agency on Wednesday.
"The great drought" continues in Yunnan since last July. Dried wood light up the slightest spark. According to statistics, from November till now there was 84 forest fires, which is 611% more than the same period a year ago.
Last of the strongest fire occurred on Tuesday in the wooded mountain Wugong. To extinguish the fire came about 300 firefighters, three firefighters were killed.
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About 12 million people are currently experiencing a shortage of drinking water in remote areas of China due to prolonged drought, according to a Friday news agency Xinhua.
According to the state headquarters for the flood control and drought, because of the drought water shortages are currently experiencing 11,880,000 people, mostly - living in remote areas of Yunnan, Inner Mongolia, Hebei, Gansu, Liaoning, Guizhou, Shanxi and Sichuan, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the city of Chongqing under the Central Government.
In addition, the drought affected 4.5 million hectares of farmland. Their Read more [...]
More than 900 vessels are blocked on the rivers of southern China because of the drop in water level on the background of a severe drought, almost 6 million people in the south-west of the country were left without drinking water, said on Sunday the agency "Xinhua".
The most complicated situation on the river Si in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. There fairway can take no more than 10 ships a day. Congestion waterways originated during the peak transport, which came during the celebration of the New Year according to the lunar calendar, the come February 14th.
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Anhel (Spanish. Salto Angel) - the world's highest waterfall, the total height of 979 meters, the height of the continuous fall of 807 meters.
The world's tallest Angel Falls in southern Venezuela suffered greatly due to the unprecedented drought.
Hoil Bernal guide Kainama National Park, where there is an Angel, said: "There is no water. It's the same as if the walls of your house in the middle of a thin stream of water flowed like a thread, which is sewn clothes. " From December to March the volume of water passing through the world-famous waterfall, always decreases due to the dry season, but Read more [...]
More than 51 million people suffer from water shortages in southwestern China, the direct economic damage from drought exceeded 19 billion yuan (2.79 billion dollars), said on Monday the news agency "Xinhua".
Since the autumn of 2009 in the south-western parts of the country rainfall turned out less than half during the same period in previous years. The water level in major rivers has fallen to historic lows. Water storage in reservoirs is also reduced by 20%.
"In the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the city under the Central Government of Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan Read more [...]
After six years of drought, measuring rods at the dam in Jordan Ziglab useless. Dams were built to hold back water that flowed to the west, to be used for irrigation. Pond at the dam was reduced to one-fifth of not filled since 2003, restricting access to water resources in Jordan. (Paolo Pellegrin, VII © National Geographic)
March 22 - World Water Day. As the statement of the UN: "The theme of World Water Day this year -" Clean Water for a Healthy World ", it is designed to draw attention to the fact that the danger is both the quantity and quality of water. From contaminated water kills more Read more [...]
Severe drought experienced Yunnan Province in China. No precipitation for 126 days, 99% of all crops were lost.
In the photographs dried reservoir volume of 1.6 million. M3. Former reservoir bottom was covered with cracks width of a palm and a depth of half a meter. As the disappearance of water in the reservoir, the fish "burrow" deeper and deeper into the mud. Most of the fish were collected residents living on the banks of the reservoir. Over the past 40 years, local residents have not seen anything like it.
Source: Nature; Photo by: E Haibo
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Shortage of sugar
Sugar production in China in 2010 will be reduced by about 10%, or one million tons as a result of drought in the south-west of the country, the agency "Xinhua" with reference to the China Association of sugar.
The strongest in a century drought prevails in the south-western regions of the PRC in July 2009, according to forecasters, it can last until May 2010. Experiencing water shortages territory with a population of over 50 million people, drought struck by agricultural areas, providing about 15% of China's grain harvest.
Sugar production in China in 2010 will reach 11 million Read more [...]
Desert returns to the Middle East, destroying fertile land and more destabilizing the situation in the region.
Vadid Erian, head of the Department of Land Resources of the League of Arab States, in its report for the World Conference on Water, which is taking place these days in Alexandria, Egypt, wrote that "the process of transformation of agricultural land in the barren wasteland hit Syria, where because it had resettle hundreds of thousands of people. "
However, the scientist stressed that the situation in Darfur, Western Sudan also extremely difficult. Erian said that desertification is Read more [...]
Because of record high temperatures in the last month in India killed at least 80 people. The temperature in the northern, north-western and central parts of the country is around + 44 °. This heat wave has come for the first time in the last 52 year. According to forecasters, the weather will last for at least two days.
The unprecedented heat was established in the north and east of India. Thermometer through the roof of the forty-degree mark. This is an extremely high figure for April.
In some cities set new temperature records. So, in Dzharsuguda, located in the state of Orissa in Read more [...]
More than 16 thousand hectares of coffee plantations affected by the drought in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan, damage to the industry by the disaster exceeded 600 million yuan (882 million dollars), according to Xinhua News Agency on Wednesday.
The strongest in decades drought came to southern China late last year and continues to this day. According to the Association of Coffee Growers of Yunnan Province, more than 60% of all the coffee plantations in the region affected by the prolonged drought.
How to evaluate the representatives of the industry, the impact of the current drought Read more [...]
With its abundant long rains in southwestern China have improved markedly moisture conditions. This mainly affects the main granaries of China - Guizhou and Yunnan provinces. However, in the whole country since the beginning of the ongoing drought, the only partially softened. In particular, in the central, northern and eastern parts of China the number dropped during the spring precipitation has been significantly below normal. According to Xinhua, with reference to the All-China headquarters for flood control and drought, 8.2 million. Hectares of arable land covered by drought, 17910000. Residents Read more [...]