Millions go hungry in drought-hit Mozambique as threat of new El Nino looms

Millions go hungry in drought-hit Mozambique as threat of new El Nino looms

At least 1.5 million people have been affected by a drought in Mozambique, one of the poorest countries in Africa. Two consecutive seasons of poor rainfalls have damaged crops and negatively impacted harvesting, meaning vulnerable communities are facing hunger as they do not have essential foods such as maize and rice.IBTimes UK visited the Cachenge community in the Tete province where people are now able to buy foods - such as maize, rice and beans -through the use of electronic cards. The project, funded by the Department for International Development, is the result of a collaboration between children charity World Vision and MasterCard. Mar 3, 2017
Nasa finally retrieves its balloon from Antarctica after a year of blizzards

Nasa finally retrieves its balloon from Antarctica after a year of blizzards

A helium balloon the size of a football pitch was airborne around the continent of Antarctica for 12 days in 2016, but it took Nasa a whole year of waiting for the weather to be safe enough to go and pick it up. The scientists have now collected the expensive telescope the balloon carried to observe the Sun. Feb 24, 2017
Freak weather storm kills two in California

Freak weather storm kills two in California

Heavy rainfall and strong winds have led to the evacuation of 100 homes in California. The severe storm caused California’s heaviest rainfall in six years. The latest storm follows months of wet weather in the state, ending a drought that began in 2011. Feb 18, 2017
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