Tag: rainfall

    Iraqi PM offers help in responding to Erbil’s deadly flooding
    20 Dec 2021

    Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani received a phone call on December 17 from his Iraqi counterpart Mustafa al-Kadhimi, in which the latter expressed his government’s readiness to help the Region cope with flash floods in Erbil that killed a dozen people, Rudaw reports. In the early hours of December 17, floods killed 12 people […]

    15 ways that the Middle East is under threat because of climate change
    20 Dec 2021

    ​​​​​​​After the COP26 conference in Glasgow, how are climate change, rapid growth, and conflict devastating the environment? Let’s read the answers written by Middle East Eye. The United Nations Climate Change Conference – better known as COP26 – convenes in Glasgow for governments to take action against the growing climate crisis facing the planet. There […]

    Water crisis forces Iraq to reduce winter crop area further

    This year, Iraq will halve its cultivation area for winter crops as the country tries to conserve water amid a crippling shortage that shows no sign of abating. The shortage is caused by insufficient rainfall and dams built on major rivers in Turkey and Iran, The National News states. The decision, announced by the Ministry […]

    Water donation campaign lasts in four Iranian drought-ridden provinces

    The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) started on Tuesday a campaign for the fourth time intending to provide sustainable water in four provinces suffering from drought, IRNA reported on Tuesday. The long-standing 20-year-old drought in the region is forcing many to have to provide their water from tank trucks delivering water to the areas. The […]

    La Niña is over, the summer will be hot
    16 Jun 2021

    The global natural phenomenon La Niña is over and “neutral” weather conditions will remain in the tropical Pacific for the next few months. Temperatures are expected to rise above average this summer, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported. Rainfall is also expected to be below average in many parts of […]

    UK University of Reading helps UAE to test cloud-busting drones to boost rainfall
    01 Jun 2021

    Drones that fly into clouds, giving them an electric shock to “cajole them” into producing rain, were tested in the United Arab Emirates, Bath reports. A new method to trigger rain in places where water is scarce is being tested in the United Arab Emirates using unmanned drones that were designed and manufactured at the […]