Severe drought in 70 years in Mexico

November 25, 2011.
Mexico is suffering from the most severe drought in 70 years, caused by the heat and lack of rainfall, which forced the government to take measures to provide water for about 2.5 million people.

Natural disasters mainly affect the northern states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Guanajuato and Zacatecas.

Social Development Secretary Heriberto Felix Guerra, said it was "largely due to a climate change that affects the entire planet."

Secretariat implemented a plan of action to combat water shortages, resulting in 700 vehicles with 10,000 liters of water, delivering drinking in the remotest areas.

Heat killed 200 elephants in Zimbabwe

About 200 elephants have died of thirst in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe due to the terrible heat and chronic water shortages, according to a local conservationist.


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