Overall Orange alert Drought for Cape Province (South Africa)-2020
in South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014000
Name: Cape Province (South Africa)-2020
Countries: South Africa
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 110 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 51722 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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La Nina watch issued by BOM, strengthening hopes of an end to the drou ... Thu, 09 Jul 2020 02:41:00 +0200.

A La Nina watch has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the first time since February 2018, strengthening evidence that Australia may be heading out of drought. Key points: A La Nina 'watch' has been issued by the Bureau of Meteoro
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NSW plans risk troubling Murray-Darling watersFri, 03 Jul 2020 06:26:00 +0200.

New South Wales Water Minister Melinda Pavey is standing by key elements of the state's final water-sharing plans lodged with the Murray-Darling Basin Association (MDBA) and the Federal Government, even if they put her at odds with them ove
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The Climate Emergency Won’t Wait for the Press to Play Catch-Up AgainThu, 02 Jul 2020 15:19:00 +0200.

The fact that it took a pandemic, police killings, and mass protests to focus mainstream journalistic attention on these issues is damning, and must prompt a reappraisal of how we work. Why weren't newsrooms obsessing about these issues bef
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Temperatures, rain and goldfinches. New report details climate change ... Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:11:00 +0200.

By Michael Sol Warren | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com On Tuesday, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released a new report detailing a vast array of effects that climate change has had on the Garden State already, and what
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