The Stream, June 6: Heavy Rains Relieve China’s Drought

Heavy rainfall over the weekend has eased the effects of the prolonged drought in central and eastern China, Xinhua reports. The rains are expected to continue over the next few days.

Meanwhile, spring rains and melting winter snowpack have caused heavy flooding in central South Dakota, threatening to raise the Missouri River to record levels, according to Reuters.

A new climate report has identified the parts of the world most likely to face a food crisis, the BBC reports. The tropics would suffer the most.

The upcoming rainy season in Chad might aggravate a cholera outbreak that has already claimed the lives of more than 100 people in the country, Reuters reports, citing public charity Oxfam.

Saudi Arabia has lifted a two-decade-old ban on fruit and vegetable imports from Jordan imposed after allegations that Jordan used waste water for irrigation, Bloomberg reports.

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