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MELAKA: The state government has announced a scheduled water rationing exercise beginning on Wednesday (Jan 29) due to the ongoing dry spell.
KUALA LUMPUR: Based on the latest monitoring by the Malaysian Meteorological Department, drought has already started in northern Kedah and Perlis, with some areas not receiving rain for several weeks, says its director-general Jailan Simon.
SINGAPORE/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian animals living in specific habitats, such as mountain lizards, leaf-tailed geckos and pear-shaped frogs, are battling the threat of extinction after fierce bushfires razed large areas of their homes, a new Reuters analysis shows.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Mining giant BHP Group said on Tuesday that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia's bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities said a reprieve from hazardous fire conditions would end within days.
HARARE (Reuters) - In a backyard in Zimbabwe's capital, a 50-year-old mother of two is using hydroponics to grow vegetables for some of Harare's top restaurants, defying drought and an economic crisis that have left millions needing food aid.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Drought-ravaged parts of rural Australia have been hit by dust storms that threaten to drift over more heavily populated cities including Sydney, bringing a new element to the extreme weather that has dominated the country over summer.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's platypus is under severe stress as the continent's prolonged drought dries up river beds, leaving one of the world's most peculiar animals fighting for its existence, scientists say.
(Reuters) - The bushfire smoke that hampered the buildup to the Australian Open highlights the need for Tennis Australia to be doing much more to combat climate change, the country's national environmental lobby group said.
ALOR SETAR: Cloud seeding operations have started in Kedah to ease farmers stricken with drought.