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Ethiopia’s agriculture boom yields a bare harvest for poor as El Niño bites


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Ethiopia may be portrayed as an emerging African powerhouse, but prolonged drought has left 8.2 million people facing a major food security crisis William Davison in Mieso district Monday 26 October 2015 05.37 EDT On a bright afternoon in east Ethiopia, Mohammed Jibril’s family is passing around corncobs roasted […]

El-nino: health issues directives to districts


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Publish Date: Oct 26, 2015 By Joyce Namutebi     THE ministry of health has announced mitigation measures to curb disease outbreaks that El- nino rains are likely to cause in various parts of the country. In line with a Disease Outbreak Preparedness Plan developed by the ministry, working […]

El Nino to have crucial impact on the fall: CWB


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By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter The nation could still face another typhoon this fall due to El Nino, which is poised to be the strongest one since 1997, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday. The bureau yesterday gave its long-range forecast for this month to November. Weather […]

El Nino brings dry grip to south eastern Australia and farmers feel the pinch


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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 23/10/2015 Reporter: Tracy Bowden Much of southern Australia is bracing for the hottest October on record and one of the biggest El Nino weather patterns on record, and farmers are already feeling the impact. See Video Here Transcript SABRA LANE, PRESENTER: Thunderstorms and heavy […]

El Nino’s devastating effect on Indonesia


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El Niño has hit Indonesia with extreme drought, crop losses and fires, estimated to cost the Asian country more than the $5 billion in damage caused when the weather phenomenon struck the last time. Article

Indonesian fires are pouring huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere


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By Chris Mooney October 20 Thick haze blankets Indonesia   A fishing village is blanketed in haze in Indonesia after slash-and-burn agriculture practices and unusually dry conditions led to uncontrollable fires. (Reuters) Last week, I noted a staggering statistic: Raging fires in Indonesia — the result of both […]

Indonesia’s Fire Outbreaks Producing More Daily Emissions than Entire US Economy


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Nancy Harris, Susan Minnemeyer, Fred Stolle and Octavia Aris Payne – October 16, 2015           According to estimates released this week by Guido van der Werf on the Global Fire Emissions Database, there have been nearly 100,000 active fire detections in Indonesia so far […]