The United Nations estimates that between 2010 and 2012 more than a quarter of a million people died from famine in Somalia; more than half were young children. While news outlets around the world began firing off about the country's paralyzing drought, that narrative was not conclusive.
While famine can be a derivative of drought, drought, in modern times at least, does not lead to famine. Examine the United States and Australia. Both experienced levels of exceptional drought in 2012, but not famine. In fact, the Global Drought Monitor's latest report indicates that drought in the United States is worse than in the Horn of Africa now. According to the World Food Programme (WFP), less than five percent of the United State's population goes to bed hungry. Jalelah Ahmed, @accujalelah explores why in her latest Earth Matters report.
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Typhoon Nesat has made landfall in northern Taiwan and is now taking aim at southeastern China, but the risk for flooding and mudslides will be exacerbated as another tropical storm comes into play.
Thunderstorms will increase in coverage across the Florida Peninsula and threaten to disrupt travel and vacation plans early this week.
As the calendar flips from July to August, folks across the western United States will begin to face a resurgence of heat that will last through at least the first week of the month.
After days of festivities, some races could be cut short on the final day of Travelmünde on Sunday, as severe thunderstorms roll through northern Germany.
The zero-waste community is going above and beyond recycling by tackling the source of the problem: humans are producing far too much waste.
Flash flooding near Tucson, Arizona, left hikers in danger this week while flooding in India and the Philippines wreaked havoc.
A rare storm for late July will unload flooding rain and gusty winds to a large part of the mid-Atlantic through Saturday morning.
Dry and pleasant conditions will sweep unusually far southward across the eastern third of the United States to end the month of July.