BHUBANESWAR, India, Jun 17 (IPS) – June 17 is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. A new report shows that climate change, overuse and conversion for agriculture, cities and infrastructure, which also drive drought and desertification, have already degraded one fifth of the planet’s land area.“Drought is on the verge of becoming the next pandemic and there is no vaccine to cure it.”Read the full story, “Call for Political Belt-tightening to Prevent Drought Becoming the Next Pandemic”, on →