Hurricane Isaias Batters Puerto Rico with Heavy Rain, Wind, Flooding

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early Friday toward the U.S. East Coast as it approached the Bahamas, parts of which are still recovering from the devastation of last year’s Hurricane Dorian. Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph) Friday morning and was centered about 340 … Read more Hurricane Isaias Batters Puerto Rico with Heavy Rain, Wind, Flooding

Demonstrators Set Fires in Mexico to Protest Water Payments to the U.S.

Demonstrators in Mexico burned several government vehicles on Wednesday, blocked railway tracks and set afire a government office and highway tollbooths to protest water payments to the United States. Mexico has fallen behind in the amount of water it must send north from its dams under a 1944 treaty, but farmers in the northern state … Read more Demonstrators Set Fires in Mexico to Protest Water Payments to the U.S.

India’s Water Crisis Forces Farmers to Rethink Their Crops

India’s 1.3 billion people have access to only about 4% of the world’s water resources, and farmers consume almost 90% of the groundwater water available. As global temperatures rise and overuse of water depletes existing resources, the threat to lives and businesses in Asia’s third-largest economy is projected to grow. Water shortages are already acute: … Read more India’s Water Crisis Forces Farmers to Rethink Their Crops

Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall

Hanna, 2020’s first Atlantic hurricane, made landfall on Padre Island Saturday evening, bringing “life-threatening” storm surges, flooding rains and tree-toppling winds to south Texas. The storm came ashore with 90-mile-per-hour (145 kmph) winds, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory at 6 p.m. EDT. Hanna is moving west-south-west at about 8 miles per hour. … Read more Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall

Floods And Landslides Kill Over 100 People In India

Indian officials said on Friday floods and mudslides killed 16 more people in the northeast and eight people were killed in building collapses in Mumbai, raising the death toll in the country to 101. In the eastern state of Bihar, at least nine rivers swollen by heavy downpours in Nepal rose beyond their danger levels … Read more Floods And Landslides Kill Over 100 People In India

Assam Floods: 2 Million Displaced in India’s Northeastern State

Dozens have died in floods and mudslides in northeastern India’s Assam state from more than two weeks of heavy rains that caused one of Asia’s largest rivers to overflow, officials said. The Brahmaputra River continued to wreak havoc, displacing more than 2 million people, the officials said. Vast tracts were still underwater with 26 of … Read more Assam Floods: 2 Million Displaced in India’s Northeastern State

Over 1 Million Have Been Stranded By The Flooding In Bangladesh

Heavy flooding is worsening in parts of Bangladesh, with over 1 million villagers marooned or leaving their homes for higher ground along with their cattle and other belongings, officials and volunteers said Tuesday. Water levels at major rivers were rising Tuesday at around two dozen points in 20 districts. Many new areas in northern, northeastern … Read more Over 1 Million Have Been Stranded By The Flooding In Bangladesh

Africa locust plague: New app launched to battle swarms

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Vast numbers of locusts have been swarming across East Africa in recent months, devastating crops and threatening food security in the region. Now, authorities are hoping a new app could help them gain the upper hand in … Read more Africa locust plague: New app launched to battle swarms

Uganda Opens Border with DRC for Refugees

Uganda opened its borders to thousands of people fleeing violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wednesday. Refugees from the DRC were stuck in a remote area since late May after border crossing was disallowed due to coronavirus restrictions. The Ugandan government agreed to temporarily open the two border crossing points in … Read more Uganda Opens Border with DRC for Refugees

Locust kebab anyone? New ways to tackle swarms

Eat them, poison them, or drive them to cannibalism – as a second wave of locusts threatens to devour East Africa’s crops, scientists in a Nairobi lab are experimenting with new ways to kill them. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more Locust kebab anyone? New ways to tackle swarms

New swarm of locusts brings devastation in Kenya

Kenya’s poorest region is buckling under the strain of a new generation of locusts that is destroying crops and threatens to spread to neighboring countries imminently. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news … Read more New swarm of locusts brings devastation in Kenya

Plague of locusts threaten Argentina’s crops

Argentina is battling a massive plague of locusts, with the insects having formed a 10-square mile cloud that has put neighbouring countries on alert.  For the full story, click here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/29/argentina-faces-battle-plague-locusts/ Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on … Read more Plague of locusts threaten Argentina’s crops

Indian sub-continent experiences its worst locust plague in decades | The World

If the world wasn’t fighting enough battles right now, the Indian sub-continent is experiencing its worst locust plague in decades. Crops across several states have been affected, and parts of the capital New Delhi have been placed on alert. Keith Cressman, a senior locust forecasting officer with the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) speaks … Read more Indian sub-continent experiences its worst locust plague in decades | The World

Heavy rainstorm leaves 12 dead, 10 missing in southwest China’s Sichuan

Twelve people were dead and 10 others missing as of 4 p.m. Sunday after Friday’s overnight #rainstorm in southwest China’s #Sichuan Province. Heavy rain in #Mianning County has destroyed crops, houses and roads, and damaged power lines. #Flooding has hit over 2,000 households, affecting nearly 10,000 people. Rescue work continues, with hundreds of police officers … Read more Heavy rainstorm leaves 12 dead, 10 missing in southwest China’s Sichuan