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A farmer overlooking his flooded crop fields during sunset.
Flooding along the countries’ shared Uruguay River has become more frequent and severe. A UN fund is aiming to boost adaptation efforts.
Dialogue Earth
Recent blazes in Chile and Argentina have highlighted the need for better environmental laws as the climate crisis deepens.
Guardian, the (UK)
Cover and source: Global Earthquake Model Foundation
Documents and publications
This seismic risk profile of Argentina, produced by the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation summarizes key metrics of seismic risk, allowing stakeholders in risk management to get an overview of the risk in the country.
PIlaga children, Argentina
Through active participation, indigenous communities of the Argentine Gran Chaco are exercising their rights and contributing their ancestral knowledge to disaster risk management.
Several men harvesting in a field
Research briefs
A new study revealing that huge expansions of extensive large-scale agriculture is making the South American plains more vulnerable to widespread flooding should act as a “wake-up call”, say researchers.
Lancaster University
The early days of March have seen record-breaking temperatures in parts of Argentina. Experts say that while the La Nina weather phenomenon has driven the heatwave, climate change may be making matters worse
Unbearable. so is this extremely hot ride that has far surpassed the weather records of the last 62 years in many regions of the country. Thermal sensations exceeding 40 degrees overwhelm most of the provinces of Argentina.
News Rebeat
Documents and publications
This report focuses on the latest drought conditions in the La Plata basin, their evolution, their drivers, and their impacts. The relevance of regional efforts for monitoring, forecasting and mitigating the effects of droughts are also discussed.

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