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Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Linking Climate Change With Int’l Peace, Security

Dec 14, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Russia’s UN resolution rejected on Monday, would have been the first devoted to climate-related security danger as an issue of its own.

Afghanistan: Can The Taliban Avert A Food Crisis Without Foreign Aid?

Nov 13, 2021 Deutsche Welle

The UN's World Food Program has warned that half of Afghanistan's population is facing an acute hunger crisis, with millions forced to choose between 'migration or starvation' amid drought and economic collapse.


Massive Wildfire Ravages Hawaii's Big Island

Fires in Hawaii are unlike many of those burning in the US Western. They tend to break out in large grasslands on the dry sides of the islands and are generally much smaller than mainland fires.

Snipers To Cull Up To 10,000 Camels In Drought-Stricken Australia

Jan 08, 2020 AFP

It comes after Australia experienced its hottest and driest year on record in 2019, with the severe drought causing some towns to run out of water and fuelling deadly bushfires that have devastated the country's southeast.


Malnourishment Has Risen By 45% In The last Seven Years

Climate change will increase the frequency, duration and severity of droughts in many parts of the world, including India, hampering agriculture and pushing more people into the downward spiral of malnutrition.

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04 September, 2019

Cauvery Calling: A Daring Venture That Must Be Allowed To Succeed

Prem Shankar Jha

Cauvery Calling, an initiative taken by the Isha foundation, is a powerful reminder of how it can be used to improve peoples’ lives.


23 November, 2018

Growing Demand For Water Causes Rise In Conflicts Between Regions In Maharashtra

Outlook Web Bureau

Maharashtra received inadequate rainfall this monsoon and the government recently declared drought in 151 out of the 353 talukas in the state.


01 November, 2018

Nine Districts Of Odisha Declared Drought-Hit

Outlook Web Bureau

Farmers have suffered crop loss of 33 per cent and above due to moisture stress in the districts, said a statement from the Special Relief Commissioner's office.


16 October, 2018

Bihar Government Declares 206 Blocks Of 23 Districts As Drought-Hit

Outlook Web Bureau

The decision of declaring different blocks as drought hit was taken after due consideration of parameters set-up by different departments of the state government.


13 February, 2018

South Africa Declares Drought A 'National Disaster', Cape Town May Soon Run Out Of Tap Water

Outlook Web Bureau

Thanks to poor rains over the last three years, the city is in the throes of a severe water crisis, looking at a possibility of 'Day Zero' approaching soon.



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04 October, 2017

Extreme Rainfall Has Tripled In India Since 1950, Says Study

Outlook Web Bureau

The study also shows an increase in the droughts


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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