Overall Green alert Drought for North Brazil-2022
in Brazil

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 10 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015559
Name: North Brazil-2022
Countries: Brazil
Start Date: End of Jan 2022
Duration: 373 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 48947 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Degradation also harmful to Amazon rainforest, study shows2023-01-28T11:31+0100.

Since forest fires intensify during drought years, “much larger megafires” were forecast. One-third of the Amazon rainforest has been degraded by a combination of human activity and drought, according to a scientific report carried this wee
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Douglas Magno/AFP/Getty Images 'A war of attrition': Humans and extrem ... 2023-01-27T15:33+0100.

Human activity and extreme drought is causing far more damage to the Amazon rainforest than previously thought, exacerbating climate change, according to a new study. While many climate studies focus on Amazon deforestation – where trees ar
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Amazon rainforest Report reveals a third of Amazon forest degraded by ... 2023-01-27T13:59+0100.

Report reveals a third of Amazon forest degraded by human activity and drought. Amazon rainforest in Prainha, Para state, Brazil. The latest research suggests more than a third of the rainforest has been degraded through human activity,
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One third of Amazon 'degraded' by human activity, drought: study2023-01-27T13:48+0100.

More than one third of the Amazon rainforest may have been degraded by human activity and drought, researchers said Thursday, and action is needed to protect the critically important ecosystem. In a study published in the journal Science, t
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), WMO (1), INFORM (2),