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Friday, August 8, 2014

August 8, 2014

Climate in the Americas: a challenge or an opportunity for a more solidary America

By Max Campos and Estefanía Jiménez

Since late last year and early 2014, the systems of global and regional climate warning have been reporting on the possibility of occurrence of the weather phenomenon called El Niño (warm anomalies of the oceanic component of ENSO). This phenomenon, which is associated with the natural variability of the planet and today is under constantly study because of the potential exacerbation of its impacts due to climate change, has distinct weather manifestations in different regions of the Americas... Read more (Leer más)

What happened this week?

10 million Central Americans affected by drought. Central America took the first measures to reduce the impact of the drought that has killed thousands of cattle and damaged part of agricultural production... Read More

Central America faces drought. Low rainfall has caused the death of livestock and loss of agricultural production... Read More

Drought in El Salvador causes loss of 2 million bags of corn. Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador, Orestes Ortez, confirmed that two million bags of white corn were lost as a result of the effects of severe drought... Read More

Drought has left Q345.24 million loss in agriculture sector of Guatemala. The drought caused by the El Niño generated Guatemalan agricultural losses of about $ 44.6 million, Q345.24 million... Read More

Brazil's water crisis amid drought could lead to rationing.A drought in Brazil has led to a water crisis and the country's largest population center is facing the prospect of rationing... Read More

Drought forces water rationing in Colombia. The Colombian government will establish a new water rationing system in various departments throughout the country. The goal is to conserve water, as a drought caused by the El Niño phenomenon is affecting Colombia’s Caribbean, and parts of its Andean region... Read More

What's new in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Central America will define a strategy against drought. The drought has impacted heavily on the Central American region where has damaged much of the corn and beans... Read More

Destruction of crops in the region. Central America seeks a strategy to address drought, the most affected countries are El Salvador and Nicaragua... Read More

Central America seeks common strategy to deal with drought. Central America seeks to define a common strategy to deal with the drought that has caused the destruction of corn and beans from poor families and left millions in crop losses... Read More

180 million liters of water for drought-affected regions. Red Cross distributes 10 water plants in La Guajira, Atlántico and Magdalena in Colombia. Water distribution by Government continues... Read More

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