Overall Green alert Drought for New Zealand-2020
in New Zealand

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013857
Name: New Zealand-2020
Countries: New Zealand
Start Date: End of Nov 2019
Duration: 193 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 83032 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Articles: 390 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 0

Trees Are Getting Shorter, Younger Trees – Conditions Started Decades ... Sat, 30 May 2020 20:21:00 +0200.

PNNL-led researchers: Conditions that started decades ago are changing forests and are likely to continue. Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global
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The World’s Forests Are Getting Younger and Shorter, Research FindsSat, 30 May 2020 00:49:00 +0200.

Climate change is altering the age and structure of the world’s forests, driving an increase in younger and shorter trees over the last century, according to a . Since 1900, the world has lost more than a third of its old-growth forests. T
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Humanity is making trees grow less and live shorter livesFri, 29 May 2020 18:18:00 +0200.

Forests around the world are feeling the shifts in global climate and atmospheric chemistry, a new paper reports. Trees are growing shorter, and there are fewer and fewer older ones around, as tree mortality is on the rise due to a conflux
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Global Environmental Changes are Resulting in Shorter and Younger Tree ... Fri, 29 May 2020 16:00:00 +0200.

Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say. In a global study published in the May 29 issue of the journal Science , resea
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