Overall Green alert Drought for Northern Caspian Sea-2020
in Kazakhstan, Russia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014130
Name: Northern Caspian Sea-2020
Countries: Kazakhstan, Russia
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 98 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 109341 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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The so-called 'zombie fires' are remnants of record blazes seen in Arctic regions last year Credit: Getty Images - Getty. The so-called "zombie fires" are remnants of record blazes seen in Arctic regions last year, including Siberia and nor
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Cina: inondazioni e frane in Yunnan, 14 mortiThu, 20 Aug 2020 23:39:00 +0200.

Inondazioni e frane causati dalla pioggia hanno provocato la morte di 14 persone, e altre 20 risultano disperse, nella provincia dello Yunnan, nel sud-ovest della Cina. Lo hanno riferito oggi le autorità. Secondo il dipartimento provincial
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Il lago di Aral diventa deserto: cosa si può fare per...Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:55:00 +0200.

Si estende attraverso l’Uzbekistan e il Kazakistan, il lago d’Aral era un tempo il quarto lago più grande del mondo, di dimensioni simili all’isola d’Irlanda. Da decenni, tuttavia, le sue dimensioni sono state notevolmente ridotte a causa d
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China Faces Food Shortage as Droughts, Flooding, and Pests Ruin Harves ... Sun, 09 Aug 2020 21:59:00 +0200.

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua recently asked the governors of each province in China to make sure the sown areas of agricultural crops would not shrink and crop yield won’t be reduced this year. At a food security meeting held in Beijing
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