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All Posts Tagged With: "drought"

Mongolia faces climate-driven humanitarian crisis

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Mongolia faces climate-driven humanitarian crisis

In one of the most sparsely populated regions of the world, the hardy inhabitants are fighting for survival. Mongolia's three million people and forty million animals are now being tested by a brutal winter that followed a drought last summer. Tony Birtley of Al Jazeera English reports how grazing is under threat, and read what sources from Mongolia are saying.

Posted: March 15, 2010 12:49   Comments: 6
Worldfocus Radio: Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

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Worldfocus Radio: Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government is trying to strengthen local and regional businesses and attract foreign direct investment. Martin Savidge hosts Ethiopian businessman Ermyas Amelga and economics professor Phillip LeBel to discuss how easy it is to do business in Ethiopia and who's investing. LISTEN NOW.

Posted: October 28, 2009 20:33   Comments: 7
Prolonged drought devastates Kenyan people, wildlife

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Prolonged drought devastates Kenyan people, wildlife

A long and severe drought in the eastern part of Africa has had an effect not only on people, but also on wildlife. Watch a video exploring the drought in Kenya and hear from Dan Rubenstein of Princeton University on the causes of and solutions to drought.

Posted: October 6, 2009 14:53   Comments: 0
Villagers in Nepal face drought as glaciers melt

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Villagers in Nepal face drought as glaciers melt

Water -- too much or too little -- is a growing problem for communities worldwide. In Nepal, villagers are struggling with severe drought as rising temperatures melt away the glaciers that supply their fresh water.

Posted: August 12, 2009 14:09   Comments: 4
Good China coverage at the Guardian

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Good China coverage at the Guardian

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes about China's promise and problems, reflected in the thoughts of one farmer.

Posted: May 25, 2009 13:20   Comments: 4
Ecological refugees flee China’s expanding desert

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Ecological refugees flee China’s expanding desert

China is seeing the consequences of excessive water usage and grazing as millions of acres of fertile farmland transform into desert. The country has relocated some of its farmers. Sean Gallagher of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting visits the arid town of Hongsibao in the highlands of north-central China.

Posted: April 20, 2009 07:50   Comments: 0
China faces worst drought in 50 years; wheat crops suffer

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China faces worst drought in 50 years; wheat crops suffer

China has declared a drought emergency and plans to provide nearly $13 billion in relief money, primarily to aid suffering wheat-growing regions. More than 4 million people face water shortages in the worst drought in 50 years.

Posted: February 10, 2009 07:33   Comments: 2

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