Drought

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Californians could face $500 fines for wasting water under new rules
Despite a recent wave of heavy rain and snow, a third of the state still struggles in extreme or exceptional drought conditions

Guardian staff and agencies

04, Jan, 2022 @11:02 PM

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Record snowfall offers reprieve to dry California – but drought remains
Despite a promising start to the water year, there’s a long way to go before the state overcomes deficits left by dry conditions

Gabrielle Canon in Los Angeles

30, Dec, 2021 @1:12 PM

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How bringing back the wild yam is feeding the hungry in drought-hit Madagascar
This year’s Guardian and Observer campaign supports four charities fighting global climate injustice. Here, we look at the work of East African farmers and Kew scientists

Patrick Greenfield

19, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Six dead giraffes: Kenya drought horror captured in single picture
Aerial shot shows devastating effect of drought that has left people and animals without water

Oliver Holmes

14, Dec, 2021 @7:46 PM

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‘We faced so many cyclones’: how people in Bangladesh are rebuilding after climate catastrophe
This year’s Guardian and Observer campaign supports charities fighting global climate injustice. Here, we look at Practical Action, which helps small farms in Bangladesh

Kaamil Ahmed in Shyamnagar

12, Dec, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Help us support those on the frontline of the climate emergency
As poorer nations pay the price for wealthy countries’ pollution, fighting climate injustice is a moral obligation

Katharine Viner

10, Dec, 2021 @12:31 PM

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‘Just sitting there dead’: study finds mass tree losses in NSW after severe drought
Even species ‘superbly adapted’ for Australia’s harsh conditions suffered, with up to 60% of trees dying in some areas

Peter Hannam

04, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Can the tourism industry survive the climate crisis?
From the Solomon Islands to Denali national park, how five communities reliant on tourism are coping as climate change upends their industry

Emma Pattee and Rita Liu

02, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Poverty, not climate breakdown, caused Madagascar’s food crisis, finds study
But scientists say ‘moral imperative’ remains to prepare vulnerable populations for increasingly extreme weather

Damian Carrington Environment editor

01, Dec, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Weatherwatch: varied Yemen climate brings drought and monsoon
The country has highest rainfall in Arabian peninsula, but in lowland areas severe droughts occur

Stephen Moss

13, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Madagascar is drying out – there’s no harvest, only hunger | Anonymous
A doctor in the south of the country says people are eating cactus leaves and ashes as the rains become more erratic

Anonymous

11, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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World’s ‘calamitous’ water crisis being ignored in climate talks – WaterAid
Cop26 summit focusing on slowing down global heating at expense of current impact on water-stressed regions, says head of WaterAid

Sarah Johnson

10, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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