5,000 feral camels culled in drought-hit Australia
Helicopter-borne marksmen killed more than 5,000 camels in a 5-day cull of feral herds. Aboriginal leaders in South Australia state said extremely large herds of non-native camels had been driven towards rural communities by drought and extreme heat, threatening scarce food and drinking water, damaging infrastructure, and creating a dangerous hazard for drivers.
IIT Kharagpur study reveals, decline of Harappan city Dholavira was caused by drying up of river and drought
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Zimbabwe's severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife
Elephants, zebras, hippos, impalas, buffaloes and many other wildlife are stressed by lack of food and water in Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park, whose very name comes from the four pools of water normally filled by the flooding Zambezi River each rainy season, and where wildlife traditionally drink. The word "mana'' means four in the Shona language.
Rajasthan govt declares 1,388 villages in four districts as 'Drought-affected'
As per the notification, 131 villages of Barmer district have been declared as 'severely drought-affected' and 92 villages as 'moderately drought-affected' while 632 villages of Jaisalmer district have been declared as 'severe' and 40 villages are 'moderately drought-affected'.
Declare "wet drought" in Maharashtra: Aaditya Thackeray to governor
Asked about the delay in government formation in Maharashtra after the October 21 elections, Aaditya said his party has given all authority in the matter to Sena chief and his father Uddhav Thackeray. The Sena delegation included Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde, who was earlier in the day elected the party leader in the state legislature.
Bats starving to death in Australia drought
There has been a "rapid increase" in the number of stricken native flying foxes found in areas of Queensland and New South Wales over the past two weeks, rescue group Bats Queensland told AFP.
From drought to deluge: Monsoon begins retreat after extended stay
October 9 withdrawal marks most delayed departure; season saw many rain records being drowned.
View: Behind JJP's move to ally with BJP, the aim is to end a 14-year long power drought for Chautalas
By supporting the BJP, JJP has taken a complete u-turn on its stand during the campaign when it vowed not to support the BJP post the results. Both Dushyant Chautala and his mother had made public statements saying they would never support the BJP.
India set to launch drought resistant chickpea developed with genomic assisted breeding
“We are very excited to see the outputs of collaboration of ICAR, UAS-R and ICRISAT in the form of improved varieties,” said Dr Peter Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT.
Nalinkumar Kateel targets win in 150 seats in next assembly polls
After being elected, Kateel said that one of the challenges before him was to ensure that the BJP wins 150 seats in the 2023 Assembly elections. “CM Yediyurappa’s goal of winning 150 seats in the Assembly elections will be realised. The party will come to power again,” he told the media.
Post drought like conditions cause lower cane production
ICRA observes that given the above context, India’s ability to export sugar and continued policy support by govt to divert sugarcane production towards ethanol manufacture will remain a key to sustaining the health of the sugar industry.
With less than 45% rain, drought looms over Bihar
Paddy sowing has been badly affected with at least 24 of the 38 districts of the state receiving less than normal rain till August 15.
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