Overall Orange alert Drought for Nordeste (Brasil)-2018
in Brazil

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

Name: Nordeste (Brasil)-2018
Countries: Brazil
Start Date: End of May 2018
Duration: 208 days
Impact: Low impact for agricultural drought in 67710 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 25 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Longer and More Severe Floods Are Becoming More Common in the Amazon
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 23:32:00 +0100.

River records are useful windows into the dynamics of large regions, as their levels are influenced by the water levels in all tributaries upstream and downstream of the measurement site. They are also among the longest ecological records a
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Scientists warn new Brazil president may smother rainforest
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 23:25:00 +0100.

In this May 4, 2018 photo released by Ibama, the Brazilian Environmental and Renewable Natural Resources Institute, members of a specialized inspection group of Ibama walk with their weapons up through an area affected by illegal mining, af
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Scientists warn new Brazil president may smother rainforest
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 23:00:00 +0100.

In this June 24, 2017 photo released by Ibama, the Brazilian Environmental and Renewable Natural Resources Institute, agents from the institute navigate the Novo River where they set fire to a structure that was being used by people mining
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Climate impacts will seldom strike singly
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:58:00 +0100.

By 2100, climate impacts will be felt by everyone and most people will experience at least three simultaneous hazards , inexorably made more hazardous by the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. And they could be the lucky ones:
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (24), WMO (1), INFORM (2),