Tag: Drought

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The drought is also having a strong impact on neighboring countries. This is the case of Paraguay, where it is estimated that there could be up to 40% less than the 10 million tons...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's rural and urban areas already suffer from dry taps due to the water crisis, leaving the country at risk of an electricity blackout. The prolonged drought already impacts the daily lives of many...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A week ago last Friday, the last trickle of treated and piped water dropped at the home of biologist Daniele Santana, 39 years old. She had no hope that the taps would start running anytime...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - National Institute of Meteorology's (INMET) specialists are relying on the return of rainfall at the end of September in Brazil's center-south, where this year's drought has placed hydroelectric power plant reservoirs on alert. The potential...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said Sunday that the drought is a "silent earthquake" that has been affecting the country for 13 years and announced a fund of 100 million pesos (US$130 million) to help...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - During his weekly live stream on social networks on Thursday night, August 26, the president classified the current energy crisis as a "serious problem." "The problem is serious. I am appealing to you at home...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Some 70 million hectares - an area twice the size of France - are affected by drought in the area of the Paraná River basin in Argentina and its neighboring countries, whose waters recorded...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  According to a warning from the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil faces an unprecedented water crisis, the worst in 91 years. In late June, the National Electricity System Operator (ONS) published a technical...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina's government has urged citizens to limit water use in a bid to alleviate pressure on the Paraná River, a key grains thoroughfare that is at a 77-year low, a situation which is hampering...

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