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4.0m people displaced by disaster in six years
More than four million people of Bangladesh have been displaced by sudden onset disaster in six years from 2008 to 2013 mainly due to flood and river erosion. “Riverbank erosion and seasonal floods displaces as many as 400,000 people each year in Bangladesh,” said a recent study conducted by Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). ActionAid Bangladesh and the NRC revealed the research report tiled Community Resilience and Disaster…
Israel’s Drought Lessons for California
As California continues its longterm battle with droughts, perhaps it should look to another arid land for some advice.
Flood irrigation wastes approximately half the water used to evaporation. According to a 2010 irrigation survey in California, flood irrigation accounted for 43% of irrigated land, including 78% of corn, 79% of grains, and 85% of sugar beet. In Israel, no farmer has used flood irrigation since the early 1970s.
Drip irrigation is 90-95% water efficient and increases crop yield, but many farmers are put off by the cost of the equipment – especially…
Abigail, Britain’s first named storm, in pictures
Storm Abigail is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain across Wales and northern England on Friday, with the Met Office warning surface water and gusts could cause problems during rush hour…
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