Posts Tagged drought

Australia to cull thousands of wild camels as they search for water

UNTV News   •   January 8, 2020

Sydney — Australian authorities began culling at least 10,000 wild camels Wednesday whose overwhelming population has endangered communities in the desert region as they try to access water amid one...

Chile withers as 70% of the country stricken by drought

UNTV News   •   September 18, 2019

Chile is drying up and the problem is getting worse. A drought currently affects over 70% of the country according to the country’s climate change office and the previous decade...

PAGASA: 17 provinces face drought due to El Niño

Marje Pelayo   •   April 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced Thursday (April 25) that 11 provinces in Luzon and six provinces in Visayas may experience drought by...

2 Neg Occ towns under state of calamity due to drought

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 16, 2019

A state of calamity was declared in Murcia and Isabela, Negros Occidental because of the severe effects of El Niño phenomenon. 80% of the rice field of A and G...

Most Filipinos not deeply concerned about drought: 2017 Study

Robie de Guzman   •   March 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A study by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) DisasterNet Philippines has reported that Filipinos show varying levels of concern about drought. The study, conducted in 2017 with...

Climate disasters cause global economic losses to soar, UN says

admin   •   October 11, 2018

  From 1998 to 2017 direct economic losses from natural disasters totaled $2.9 trillion, of which 77 percent was due to extreme weather that is intensifying as the world warms,...

Australian farmers say drought eating away at land like ‘cancer’

admin   •   August 1, 2018

  From ground level, Australia’s drought looks like a featureless, brown dustbowl, but from the air, it transforms into an artistry of color and texture as the land cracks open...

Cape Town’s water crisis to hit tourism — officials

admin   •   February 6, 2018

With experts predicting Cape Town will run out of water in mid-April, residents have been told to limit usage to 50 liters per person per day. An average bath holds...

Drought still affects 11 provinces in the country

admin   •   June 1, 2016

Rainfall level in some parts of the country remains below normal in the month of may despite PAGASA’s official announcement of the rainy season. Based on May 29 record of...

NIA, nakahanda na sa posibleng maging epekto ng El Niño

UNTV News   •   March 14, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Bahagya lamang ang nakikitang posibleng maging epekto ng El Niño phenomenon sa agrikultura sa bansa. Ayon sa National Irrigation Administration (NIA), ini-adjust na nila ang timing ng...

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