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COP26: ‘Everything is at stake’ as world gathers for climate talks in Glasgow
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COP26: ‘Everything is at stake’ as world gathers for climate talks in Glasgow

Climate change is fueling heat waves, flooding, drought and nastier tropical cyclones. Extreme weather also costs the globe about $320 billion a year in economic losses, according to risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide

Amnesty urges immediate relief for famine-hit Madagascar amid severe drought
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Amnesty urges immediate relief for famine-hit Madagascar amid severe drought

More than a million people on the country's parched southern tip are on the brink of famine and some are already dying, the rights watchdog said, as it has been hit by the worst drought in four decades

Droughts ravage the West; water availability woes burden farmers
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Droughts ravage the West; water availability woes burden farmers

Larger-scale efforts to spread water more equitably have been uneven. Along the Deschutes River, where every drop is accounted for, many farmers worry that if they lease their water rights, even temporarily, they may not get them back

Climate change is coming for your snacks: Why do repeated drought threaten dried fruits and veggies?
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Climate change is coming for your snacks: Why do repeated drought threaten dried fruits and veggies?

Drier conditions can affect the quality of fruit and vegetables at a cellular level, making them harder to process into dried foods

A round-up of the world's worst climate change events in 2021
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A round-up of the world's worst climate change events in 2021

An unprecedented downpour dumped a year's worth of rain in just three days on the central city of Zhengzhou, China.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: Check this year’s theme and measures India has taken to restore degraded land
India

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought: Check this year’s theme and measures India has taken to restore degraded land

Every year, 17 June is observed as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to make individuals mindful about community participation at all levels in restoring degraded land

Plague of mice in Australia: After bountiful rains last year, rodents overrun farms, shops and bedrooms
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Plague of mice in Australia: After bountiful rains last year, rodents overrun farms, shops and bedrooms

For what has been half a year but felt to many like an eternity, the rodents have chewed a swath through southern Queensland, New South Wales and northern Victoria

UN seeks $76 mn in emergency aid for Madagascar, hit by 'worst drought in a decade'
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UN seeks $76 mn in emergency aid for Madagascar, hit by 'worst drought in a decade'

Over a million people in southern Madagascar are facing potentially life-threatening shortages of food, water and health assistance.

South Africa considers 'dimming the Sun' to avoid drought-like conditions, postpone Day Zero
science

South Africa considers 'dimming the Sun' to avoid drought-like conditions, postpone Day Zero

But this approach has its limits as it will only mask the effects of greenhouse gases but won't be able to reverse the acidification of the ocean.

Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights
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Ten artists respond to a decade of UN recognition for water, sanitation as vital human rights

WaterAid commissioned 10 visual artists from across the Global South to interpret the far-reaching impact access to clean water and decent sanitation has on people’s lives and the role these vital basics play in the realisation of other human rights

Carbon trap: Where should India be focusing it's collective climate action efforts?
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Carbon trap: Where should India be focusing it's collective climate action efforts?

India should tackle disasters taking place in the country and its neighbourhood as its neighbour's vulnerabilities can be national security issues.

Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world
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Nature and forests through 2019: The year of uncontrollable rain forests fires all over the world

2019 closed out a “lost decade” for the world’s tropical forests, with surging deforestation from Brazil to the Congo Basin.

Falling GDP, collapsing wholesale prices: Is Indian economy heading to its worst show in September quarter since 2008 global financial crisis?
Business

Falling GDP, collapsing wholesale prices: Is Indian economy heading to its worst show in September quarter since 2008 global financial crisis?

Indian economy had a shocker when the GDP growth slowed to a 6-year low of 5% in the April-June quarter. Even after that, there is no recovery in sight.

Maharashtra polls: 'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in Beed; Fadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districts
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Maharashtra polls: 'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in Beed; Fadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districts

The severity of drought in Maharashtra's Beed and Latur districts, three years after the Jaldoot Express carried 25 lakh litres of water into the parched Marathwada region, continues to be grim and could prove to be a matter of reckoning for the BJP-Shiv Sena government in the 21 October Assembly election.

World Food Day: It takes 21lt of water to produce a chocolate bar, how water-wise is your diet?
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World Food Day: It takes 21lt of water to produce a chocolate bar, how water-wise is your diet?

The second highest food group in terms of contributing to water-scarcity was fruit at 19 percent.

Groundwater levels: Uncovering the on-going groundwater crisis in south India
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Groundwater levels: Uncovering the on-going groundwater crisis in south India

Studies on rising groundwater levels contradict on-ground field reports, farm surveys that report well failures.

Drought, floods could slash Indian sugar output to three-year low: Trade body
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Drought, floods could slash Indian sugar output to three-year low: Trade body

India’s sugar output could fall 20 percent to the lowest level in three years in 2019/20 after a drought last year forced farmers to curb their cane planting and as floods this year damaged crops in key growing areas, a senior industry official said on Thursday

Kodagu, coffee, climate change: An agroforestry scientist's notes on the connection
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Kodagu, coffee, climate change: An agroforestry scientist's notes on the connection

Much of the blame for the drought-flood-drought-flood trend in Kodagu has been laid on coffee plantations

Drought in Thailand exposes submerged Buddhist temple after dam water levels recedes
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Drought in Thailand exposes submerged Buddhist temple after dam water levels recedes

The temple used to conduct rituals, festivities besides being a playground & recreational area.

Karnataka farmers will soon get Rs 2000 under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, announces BS Yediyurappa
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Karnataka farmers will soon get Rs 2000 under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, announces BS Yediyurappa

The Karnataka government announced that it will soon deposit the first installment of an additional sum of Rs 2,000 under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana in the bank accounts of farmers.