Record high wheat prices after India declares immediate export ban, massive protests after 300% food price increase announced in Iran

Record high wheat prices after India declares immediate export ban, massive protests after 300% food price increase announced in Iran

Wheat prices in Europe and Australia hit record highs this week after India – the world’s second-largest wheat producer – announced an immediate export ban due to a severe heatwave affecting the country since March. Global wheat prices have soared 40% since February 2022, increasing famine and sparking social unrest.

Worst drought in 40 years affecting Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

Worst drought in 40 years affecting Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

The Horn of Africa is experiencing its fourth consecutive failed rain season and the worst drought since 1981. At least 15 million people across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are already affected and there are fears this number could jump to 20 million.

Unseasonably heavy rain hits Queensland, Australia

Unseasonably heavy rain hits Queensland, Australia

Much of Queensland, Australia experienced unseasonably heavy rain and flooding this week, with parts of the state receiving between 3 to 4 months’ worth of rain in 48 to 72 hours.

Asteroid 2022 JO1 to fly past Earth at 0.18 LD

Asteroid 2022 JO1 to fly past Earth at 0.18 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 JO1 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.18 LD / 0.00047 AU (69 567 km / 43 227 miles) at 12:47 UTC on May 10, 2022.

Spain expected to produce the lowest volume of fruit in 40 years

Spain expected to produce the lowest volume of fruit in 40 years

Spain is expected to produce its lowest volume of fruit in the last 40 years due to frost that hit its fruit-production regions in early April, especially the Ebro Valley – one of the most important producing areas of sweet fruit in Europe.

Asteroid 2022 EB5 impacts Earth – the 5th predicted Earth impact on record

Asteroid 2022 EB5 impacts Earth – the 5th predicted Earth impact on record

A small Apollo-class asteroid designated 2022 EB5 impacted Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated southwest of Jan Mayen island in the Arctic Ocean at around 21:22 UTC on March 11, 2022. The object was discovered at GINOP-KHK observatory by Hungarian astronomer…