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Ecological farming: Drought-resistant agriculture

Publication | 1 July, 2010 at 14:55

Human-induced climate change is resulting in less and more erratic rainfall, especially in regions where food security is very low. The poor in rural and dry areas will suffer the most and will require cheap and accessible strategies to adapt to...

Health, food and water

Background | 16 March, 2006 at 10:32

Water: A Lake with a Thousand Faces

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 16 June, 2014

I live on a lakeshore. It's face changes not only day-to-day, but moment to moment, menacing and dark, then ethereal with silver light dancing everywhere, then solemn again, like glass, then lively with trout feeding at the surface.

More heavy rain, predicted

Feature story | 26 July, 2007 at 15:56

Computer models of how our world will react to climate change have long predicted extreme and shifting weather patterns. More heavy rains in some areas, crippling drought in others. A new study, published this week in the journal Nature,...

Asia’s future melts away as climate talks stall

Press release | 28 August, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace has placed ice sculptures of 100 children at the Temple of Earth in Beijing, China, today, symbolising the disappearing future of the more than 1 billion people in Asia who are threatened with water shortages by the changing climate.

US President Obama's grandmother joins the Solar Generation

Press release | 20 August, 2009 at 0:00

Young Kenyans working with Greenpeace’s Solar Generation are tackling the twin problems of energy poverty and climate change today, by installing solar panels on the Senator Barack Obama School in Kogelo and on the roof of the house of Mama Sarah...

Ecological solutions for drought resilient farming

Blog entry by gtyler | 2 July, 2010

Image: Dry canal in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, where the failing monsoons of 2009 left farmers struggling with drought and water-demanding crops, including rice and cotton. © Peter Caton / Greenpeace Reyes Tirado, a...

Severe drought hits southern China

Image | 3 April, 2010 at 14:58

03 April 2010 - Luliang County, China. In a normal season the Degehaizi reservoir has a storage capacity of about 1.6 million cubic meters. This year it has dried up completely.

The Amazon’s ability to withstand climate change weakened by severe drought

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter, Greenpeace Science Unit | 3 February, 2011 6 comments

This year an important Amazon river tributary, the Rio Negro, fell to its lowest ever recorded level. Droughts are likely to occur more frequently and become more intense in the future due to climate change. Image: Rodrigo Baléia /...

'In the middle of the Amazon Basin, people have no water to drink'

Blog entry by Rodrigo Baléia, Photographer | 11 November, 2010 2 comments

Rodrigo Baléia has been photographing the Amazon Basin for the past decade. He has become accustomed to the constrasts embodied by this unique region and through his lens he has captured both the beauty and the destruction of the...

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