Overall Orange alert Drought for Southern Africa-2018
in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa

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Clima, il prezzo più caro lo stanno pagando oceani e ghiacci National Geographic

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:50:00 +0200msn-it (it)

L'impatto, dice il rapporto, è già ben visibile. Dalla vetta delle montagne più alte ai fondali oceanici. Ed è tangibile per ogni essere umano. Lo studio sottolinea come i problemi non siano teorici ma che siano già qui, adesso. E dice che gli oceani, le calotte di ghiaccio polari e i ghiacciai di....

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:04:00 +0200caritas (en)

Every year on October 13 th we celebrate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction . It should be an occasion to reflect on the achievements in this area, to celebrate successes in vulnerable and disaster prone countries, and to share stories of resilient communities.

'Flash drought' brings dust and dread to Southern farmers

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 21:55:00 +0200phys (en)

Nearly 56 million residents are now living in drought conditions in parts of 16 Southern states, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report. That drought is classified as extreme in areas in Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida.

As Sea Levels Rise, So Do Ghost Forests

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:23:00 +0200news-yahoo (en)

Pond pines amid the conversion of a ghost forest to saltwater march on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula in North Carolina, July 22, 2019(Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times) Up and down the mid-Atlantic coast, sea levels are rising rapidly, creating stands of dead trees — often bleached, sometimes blackened — known as ghost forests.

Why the Okavango Delta is dying - experts speak

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 08:14:00 +0200newera (en)

The country’s most treasured tourism asset, the Okavango Delta, is experiencing one of the driest periods in its history. As a World Heritage Site, the Delta’s drying has stoked fears that Botswana is witnessing the beginning of the end of the magic. Staff Writer, Thalefang Charles speaks to the experts studying the matter.

As sea levels rise, so do ghost forests

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:14:00 +0200TorontoStar (en)

Then the saltwater marsh plants move in. If you’re lucky, velvety tufts of cordgrass sprout. If not, impenetrable stands of canelike Phragmites, an invasive species, take over. One reason the effects of rising seas are so noticeable here is that the land has very little slope.

As Sea Levels Rise, So Do Ghost Forests

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:38:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Up and down the mid-Atlantic coast, sea levels are rising rapidly, creating stands of dead trees — often bleached, sometimes blackened — known as ghost forests. The water is gaining as much as 5 millimeters per year in some places, well above the global average of 3.1 millimeters, driven by profound environmental shifts that include climate change.

75m for every 1m sea rise

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 03:23:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

As residents at Sunset Beach were told the only feasible option is to retreat from the shoreline, Waikato District Council has released a draft policy document on natural hazards and climate change. On Saturday, the community on the west coast just south of Auckland heard protection against erosion was not feasible.

Erosion at Port Waikato will be 75m for every 1m of sea level rise - report

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 03:11:00 +0200Stuff (en)

As residents at Sunset Beach were told the only feasible option is to retreat from the shoreline, Waikato District Council has released a draft policy document on natural hazards and climate change. On Saturday, the community on the west coast just south of Auckland heard protection against erosion was not feasible.

Opinion OPINION: Top election issues Posted 1 min ago At time of publication, the federal election is just 19 days away, just shy of three weeks. Where does the time go? Are you ready to vote? Has a candidate…

Sun, 06 Oct 2019 19:31:00 +0200cornwallseawaynews (en)

At time of publication, the federal election is just 19 days away, just shy of three weeks. Where does the time go? Are you ready to vote? Has a candidate come to your door yet? I wanted to take this week’s column and do a bit of a primer into the federal election in the Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry riding so far.

Southern states suffer from "flash droughts," record-breaking heat

Sat, 05 Oct 2019 17:35:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

The American South has been hit with record heat, even as other parts of the country welcome fall weather, and it's bringing a sudden dry spell, dubbed a "flash drought" with it, Why it matters: The warm and dry regional pattern is hurting crops across the South, per the Times.

'Flash drought' worsening across NC, 13 other southern states

Sat, 05 Oct 2019 14:23:00 +0200wral (en)

By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press. ATLANTA More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Thursday. The weekly U.S.

'Flash Drought' Has Spread to 14 States Across Southern U.S.

Sat, 05 Oct 2019 05:39:00 +0200newsweek-USA (en)

According to Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center in Nebraska, the drought developed rapidly in September due to a mixture of low rainfall and record heat in southern portions of the country. Flash droughts can develop rapidly in the space of just a few weeks or....

FORECAST: Last day of high heat Friday, cooler temps in sight Source: WSOC

Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:55:00 +0200wsoctv (en)

Forecast highlights: Friday will likely be the last of the 90-degree heat for this summer/fall; The end of the heat is in sight, though; A wind shift pushes in from east to west late Friday into the night as a Carolina wedge sets up shop for the weekend; Saturday remains the cooler day of the....

‘Flash drought’ worsening across 14 Southern US states

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 22:56:00 +0200brownsvilleherald (en)

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Thursday. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows....

‘Flash drought’ worsening across 14 southern U.S. states

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 22:56:00 +0200thespec (en)

ATLANTA — More than 45 million people across 14 southern states are now in the midst of what's being called a "flash drought" that's cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Thursday. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows extreme....

‘Flash drought’ worsening across 14 Southern US states

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 22:08:00 +0200TorontoStar (en)

ATLANTA - More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Thursday. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows extreme....

‘Flash drought’ worsening across 14 Southern US states

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 22:07:00 +0200ABCnews (en)

More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Thursday. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows extreme drought....

‘Flash drought’ worsening across 14 Southern U.S. states

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 20:51:00 +0200seattletimes (en)

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Thursday. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows....

‘Flash drought’ worsening across 14 Southern US states

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 20:36:00 +0200brownsvilleherald (en)

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 45 million people across 14 Southern states are now in the midst of what’s being called a “flash drought” that’s cracking farm soil, drying up ponds and raising the risk of wildfires, scientists said Thursday. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows....

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