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India is running out of water, fast | News | Al Jazeera

Delayed monsoon rains highlight fragility of the water supply in the deeply agrarian South Asian country. At least 21 cities in India, including capital New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad, will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people. India’s news network NDTV said 40 percent of India’s population will …

Siberian pupils go to school at -50C

Pupils still head to class as temperatures plunge in the world’s coldest inhabited town. Pupils in a Siberian town are still going to school after outdoor temperatures plunged to -50C (-58F), it’s been reported. Oymyakon in Russia’s Sakha Republic of north-eastern Siberia might be in a deep freeze but it’s …

Sri Lanka feels the heat | News | Al Jazeera

Pre-monsoon heat extends right across South Asia. Over the past few weeks, temperatures across South Asia have steadily built up ahead of the summer rains. There has been much talk of the severe heat and, at times, drought conditions that have accompanied this pre-monsoon heat across India and Pakistan. Sri …

Weather forecast: La Nina is here, may last through winter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — La Nina has arrived and could hang around through winter, government weather forecasters said Thursday. La Nina, the flip side of El Nino, is the periodic cooling of the central Pacific Ocean that affects weather patterns around the globe. Predictions called for fleeting La Nina conditions …