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Shrinking and Darkening, the Plight of Kashmir's Dying Lakes

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SRINAGAR, Feb 22 (IPS) - Mudasir Ahmad says that two decades ago, his father made a prophecy that the lake would vanish after the fish in its waters started dying. Three years ago, he found dead fish floating on the surface, making him worried about its fate.

Worst Drought in Decades Drives Food Price Spike in East Africa

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ROME, Feb 15 (IPS) - The most severe drought in decades, which has struck parts of Ethiopia and is exacerbated by a particularly strong El Niño effect, has led to successive failed harvests and widespread livestock deaths in some areas, and humanitarian needs have tripled since the beginning of 2015, the United Nations warns.

Ravaging Drought Deepens in Kenya

Monday, February 13, 2017

NAIROBI, Feb 13 (IPS) - Experts warn that Kenya is in the grip of the worst drought in recent history as government estimates show the number of people who are acutely food insecure has risen to 2.7 million, up from two million in January.

Argentina’s Never-ending Environmental Disaster

Saturday, February 11, 2017

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 11 (IPS) - Is it possible to spend 5.2 billion dollars to clean up a river which is just 64-km-long and get practically no results? Argentina is showing that it is.

How a Spring Revival Scheme in India’s Sikkim Is Defeating Droughts

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

GANGTOK, India, Feb 01 (IPS) - Bina Sharma, a member of the Melli Dhara Gram Panchayat Unit in the southern part of India's northeastern Himalayan state of Sikkim, is a relieved woman.

Kenyans Turn to Wild Fruits and Insects as Drought Looms

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NAIROBI, Jan 31 (IPS) - Too hungry to play, hundreds of starving children in Tiaty Constituency of Baringo County instead sit by the fire, watching the pot boil, in the hope that it is only a matter of minutes before their next meal.

Riverbank Populations Displaced by Dams in Brazil Miss Old Way of Life

Sunday, January 29, 2017

SENTO SE, Brazil, Jan 29 (IPS) - "Now we have internet and TV. Before, we didn't even have electricity, but it was better," said Lourival de Barros, one of the people displaced by the hydropower plants which have mushroomed aorund Brazil, mainly since the 1970s.

Drought Could Cost Sri Lanka Billions

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

COLOMBO, Jan 25 (IPS) - The warnings are stark, the instructions, for a change, clear.

Native Seeds Sustain Brazil’s Semi-Arid Northeast

Friday, January 06, 2017

APODI, Brazil, Jan 06 (IPS) - In his 76 years of life, Raimundo Pinheiro de Melo has endured a number of droughts in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast region. And he remembers every one of them since 1958.

No More Mass Deaths from Drought in Northeast Brazil

Friday, December 30, 2016

OURICURI, Brazil, Dec 30 (IPS) - The drought that has plagued Brazil's semiarid Northeast region since 2012 is already more severe than the 1979-1983 drought, the longest in the 20th century. But prolonged dry spells no longer cause the tragedies of the past.

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