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Bolivia's once second largest lake completely dry

Bolivia’s once second largest lake is now completely dry after the worst drought in a quarter of a century.

Bolivia’s once second largest lake is now completely dry after the worst drought in a quarter of a century.

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Bolivia's severe water shortage triggers national emergency

Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.

Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.

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Zimbabwe puts its wild animals up for sale

Zimbabwe’s government has said it is ready to sell its wildlife. People with money and space are being asked to buy animals in a bid to save them

Zimbabwe’s government has said it is ready to sell its wildlife. People with money and space are being asked to buy animals in a bid to save them

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Four million people face hunger from Zimbabwe drought

The number of people facing hunger in Zimbabwe due to drought has risen from three to four million, according to estimates. The UN children’s agency

The number of people facing hunger in Zimbabwe due to drought has risen from three to four million, according to estimates. The UN children’s agency

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Water festival spurts into life despite drought

A water festival kicked off in Thailand on Wednesday – despite the country facing its worst drought in decades. The extravaganza, called Songkran

A water festival kicked off in Thailand on Wednesday – despite the country facing its worst drought in decades. The extravaganza, called Songkran

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Ethiopia and UN appeal for help to feed 10.2 million people

The government of Ethiopia and the United Nations have asked for help to feed more than 10.2 Ethiopians. A long-standing drought has led to

The government of Ethiopia and the United Nations have asked for help to feed more than 10.2 Ethiopians. A long-standing drought has led to

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Crisis call for Ethiopia as food aid due to run out soon

The worst drought to hit Ethiopia in 50 years is about to become a crisis according to the charity Save the Children . It is warning that emergency

The worst drought to hit Ethiopia in 50 years is about to become a crisis according to the charity Save the Children . It is warning that emergency

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State of disaster declared in drought-ridden Zimbabwe

A severe drought has hit Zimbabwe, leading President Robert Mugabe to declare a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country. The government

A severe drought has hit Zimbabwe, leading President Robert Mugabe to declare a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country. The government

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China resettles drought-afflicted residents

Drought makes life hard for many farmers in China’s mountainous northwest. Many have left to try to make a living elsewhere, and many more are being

Drought makes life hard for many farmers in China’s mountainous northwest. Many have left to try to make a living elsewhere, and many more are being

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Poland to pay millions in compensation to drought affected farms

Poland will pay more than 500 million zloty (118 million euros) in compensation to farmers who lost crops due to drought. Authorities estimate that

Poland will pay more than 500 million zloty (118 million euros) in compensation to farmers who lost crops due to drought. Authorities estimate that

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Northern California 'Rocky Fire' blazes out of control

A brushfire burning out of control in northern California has forced the evacuation of at least 500 people from their homes. Nicknamed the “Rocky

A brushfire burning out of control in northern California has forced the evacuation of at least 500 people from their homes. Nicknamed the “Rocky

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Political accusations fly over record Californian drought

A record drought in California is under the political spotlight, with a likely Republican presidential contender hitting out at environmentalists

A record drought in California is under the political spotlight, with a likely Republican presidential contender hitting out at environmentalists

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California rations water during worst droughts on record

The US state of California is introducing mandatory water restrictions in the face of record-breaking drought. State Governor Jerry Brown has

The US state of California is introducing mandatory water restrictions in the face of record-breaking drought. State Governor Jerry Brown has

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Drought concerns force Brazil to cancels carnivals

A host of cities in Brazil have been forced to cancel their carnivals amid concerns over an ongoing drought. In a country known for sunshine and

A host of cities in Brazil have been forced to cancel their carnivals amid concerns over an ongoing drought. In a country known for sunshine and

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Wildfires rage in US Pacific Northwest

Wildfires in the northwestern United States have been raging over the weekend. Firefighters have been battling the blazes in northern California

Wildfires in the northwestern United States have been raging over the weekend. Firefighters have been battling the blazes in northern California

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Mauritania: Water crisis in Nouakchott

Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, is a town built around a well of the same name, where camel herders used to go and water their flock

Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, is a town built around a well of the same name, where camel herders used to go and water their flock

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Brazil drought raises concerns about World Cup water supply

This year’s drought in Brazil has left the state of Sao Paolo with its lowest-ever water level. The Cantareira water system, the largest of six in

This year’s drought in Brazil has left the state of Sao Paolo with its lowest-ever water level. The Cantareira water system, the largest of six in

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Drought alert in Africa

Recurring water shortages endanger local ecosystems and threaten agriculture-based communities. As climate change continues, forecasters expect

Recurring water shortages endanger local ecosystems and threaten agriculture-based communities. As climate change continues, forecasters expect

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Colorado burns in "out of control" wildfire

Firefighters in Colorado say a wind-driven wildfire is burning out of control in and around the state’s second city, Colorado Springs. Dubbed the

Firefighters in Colorado say a wind-driven wildfire is burning out of control in and around the state’s second city, Colorado Springs. Dubbed the

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Bushfire crews tackle blaze in southern Tasmania

Tasmanian bushfire crews are bracing for worsening conditions as they battle a large wildfire in the south of the Australian state. Incident

Tasmanian bushfire crews are bracing for worsening conditions as they battle a large wildfire in the south of the Australian state. Incident

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Australia wildfires hit major space observatory

More than 150 wildfires continue to sweep across Australia’s state of New South Wales. Buildings at the country’s biggest optical space observatory

More than 150 wildfires continue to sweep across Australia’s state of New South Wales. Buildings at the country’s biggest optical space observatory

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Drought brings pain to farmers in southeast Europe

The severe drought that has hit southeastern Europe has destroyed crops and devastated farmland. The hot, dry weather has piled pressure on world

The severe drought that has hit southeastern Europe has destroyed crops and devastated farmland. The hot, dry weather has piled pressure on world

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Drought and heatwave

Exceptionally hot, dry weather has been making headlines, notably for the effect on grain crops, causing the prices of these commodities to soar

Exceptionally hot, dry weather has been making headlines, notably for the effect on grain crops, causing the prices of these commodities to soar

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Drought threatens world food price rises

Keeping the huge fields of America’s bread basket healthy and productive is proving to be a growing problem for farmers. The Midwest is in the grip

Keeping the huge fields of America’s bread basket healthy and productive is proving to be a growing problem for farmers. The Midwest is in the grip