Yucatan Peninsula heading into worst drought since 1986, Mexico

Yucatan Peninsula heading into worst drought since 1986, Mexico

The drought situation in the Yucatan Peninsula in 2020 is shaping up to be worst in the past 34 years. Three years of below-average rainfall are merging, and groundwater levels are already pummeling to minimum levels, making this year's drought projections…

Worst drought in over a century pushes Namibia closer to famine

Worst drought in over a century pushes Namibia closer to famine

Dam water levels in Namibia have almost halved from already low levels as the worst drought in more than 100 years pushes the nation closer to famine. On Thursday, December 12, 2019, the environment ministry reported that the drought had caused a third of…

European vegetable sector in most serious crisis since 1978

European vegetable sector in most serious crisis since 1978

The European vegetable processing sector raised concerns last month about potential losses to crop quantity and quality as a result of the very hot summer and prolonged drought conditions in all leading European production regions. Today, these regions have been…

Drought in Afghanistan affecting over million people

Drought in Afghanistan affecting over million people

Afghanistan faces the threat of serious drought this year after recording the lowest snowfall and rain in years over the 2017/18 winter, officials said on April 23, 2018. At least 22 of 34 provinces are already suffering badly. In a statement released by the United…

Extreme drought ends in Portugal after second wettest March since 1931

Extreme drought ends in Portugal after second wettest March since 1931

After devastating drought which left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and wreaked havoc on country's agriculture, the country is now officially out of drought, officials said. The conditions started changing rapidly at the beginning of March. Nearly…

Drought in Argentina and Uruguay, the most expensive weather disaster of 2018

Drought in Argentina and Uruguay, the most expensive weather disaster of 2018

After a severe lack of rainfall during the summer of 2017/18, parts of Argentina and Uruguay are now suffering their worst drought in decades and the most expensive weather-related disaster on the planet so far this year. This is also the most expensive disaster in…