Nearly 300 Killed in Floods in Southern India- Text + Audio - 6 December 2015
"As world leaders meet in France to discuss climate change, residents of southern India are enduring heavy rains.
Chennai received 330 millimeters of rain in 24 hours.
That is about 50 percent more rain than the city receives on average in the entire month of December." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Reuters Video: Floods spread across UK + TRANSCRIPT
"Another 70,000 properties are at risk as stormy weather in the UK responsible for killing three people heads north. Jessica Gray reports." (englishblog.com)
World Bank increases drought aid to Horn of Africa - 24 September 2011 "It says that the funds are needed to provide humanitarian assistance to millions of people...
The conditions, it says, are causing increasing malnutrition and food insecurity, and are displacing large numbers of people." (BBC)
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - June 17th
"The United Nations' World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to highlight the urgent need to curb the desertification process. It also aims to strengthen the visibility of the drylands issue on the international environmental agenda." (timeanddate.com)