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El Nino phenomenon: Impacts predicted for late 2012

Climate indicators for an El Nino event in the western Pacific have eased slightly in the past fortnight, but meteorologists still expect the weather pattern in late 2012.

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Tue, 17/07/2012 - 10:06

Case study Guatemala: The combined effect of crises and drought

The RIVAF-project had a special focus on the impact of the GEC as detected through impacts related to disasters.

The RIVAF project: Understanding Poverty Assessment through Disaster Impacts

Sahelresponse.org: New portal for sharing data about food insecurity

Below-average rains began in late 2011 and resulted in drought conditions across the Sahel early in 2012.

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Wed, 02/05/2012 - 08:26

International Workshop on Drought Monitoring, Assessing and Planning under Global Climate Change

Time and Duration
Registration Deadline: 
Sun, 03/06/2012
Venue City: 
Beijing
Basic Information
Date: 
04/06/2012 - 05/06/2012
Venue: 
Beijing Normal University
Event Organisers: 

Beijing Normal University

Co-organisers: 

UN-SPIDER, U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), International Center for Drought Risk Reduction (ICDRR) and University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Language of event: 
English

UN-SPIDER is one of the sponsor of the "International Workshop on Drought Monitoring, Assessing and Planning under Global Climate Change" which will be held in June 3-5, 2012 in Beijing,

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NASA Satellite Tracks Severity of African Drought

Northeast Africa continues to reel from the effects of the worst drought to strike the region in decades. The arid conditions are contributing to famines that the U.S.

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Mon, 01/08/2011 - 14:51
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Namibia's satellite centre to warn of disaster threats

A new satellite data centre in Namibia will help farmers prepare for droughts, floods, bushfires and pests.

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Thu, 28/07/2011 - 11:27
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Texas Drought Disaster

By July 2011, Texas and New Mexico had completed the driest six-month period on record.

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Wed, 27/07/2011 - 12:08
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Horn of Africa drought seen from space

Drought in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti is pushing tens of thousands of people from their homes as millions face food insecurity in a crisis visible from space.

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Mon, 25/07/2011 - 11:23
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Amazon drought and forest fire prediction system devised

Researchers have devised a model to anticipate drought and forest fires in the Amazon rainforest.The research, which used precipitation records dating back to 1970 and hotspots tracked by the Moder

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Thu, 21/07/2011 - 11:52
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