Severe drought afflicts Brazilian Amazon

BBC: The Brazilian government has announced $13.5m (£8.6m) in emergency aid for Amazon regions hit by the worst drought in decades. The money will fund water pumping and purification, as well as food deliveries to towns cut off by the drop in river levels. The Brazilian air force has already flown 500 tonnes of supplies to areas that usually depend on water transport. The River Amazon at Manaus has fallen to its lowest level since 1963. Scientists say the region is facing its worst drought......

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