Drought

Climate change is predicted to reduce maize and cotton yield in Punjab by 13% and 11% by 2050, according to a new study conducted by agriculture economists and scientists at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).
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Many legacies from the current drought will endure for years. Impacts from recent flooding were intense and expensive, but the state fared mostly okay during the deluge. Native biodiversity continues its stair step pattern of decline from droughts.
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Boosting drought resilience, in part by focusing on local priorities, could cut long-term need for humanitarian aid, experts say. After four failed rainy seasons, 44% of people face hunger. $2 billion annual spending has not built resilience
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After three soggy years of La Niña in a row, Australia has endured record-breaking floods, the latest of which has inundated the Kimberley in Western Australia and across north and central Queensland.
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RI researchers examine the role of spring heatwaves on the melting rates of mountain snowpacks across the West. Record-breaking snowmelt rates compounded the impacts of extended drought conditions.
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U.S. weather disasters are getting costlier as more people move into vulnerable areas and climate change raises the risks of extreme heat and rainfall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned.
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An old packhorse bridge strides a drought-stricken river in West Yorkshire, England
Why can’t more rainwater be collected and stored for the long, dry spring and summer when it’s needed?
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A farmer overlooking his dried up field.
There are many success stories of researchers and practitioners developing truly risk-informed decision-making systems. This special issue will present some of the most ground-breaking findings, solutions, and lessons learned with a focus on drought.
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A poor boy collecting garbage waste from a landfill site in the outskirts of Delhi. Hundreds of children work at these sites to earn their livelihood.
More than 90% of the world’s population is projected to face increased risks from the compound impacts of extreme heat and drought, potentially widening social inequalities as well as undermining the natural world’s ability to reduce CO2 emissions
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Frozen icicle river close-up. The rapid flow of the cold purest mountain river rushes over the stones.
Where does your water supply come from?
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