Almost two weeks after the devastating floods in southern Russia that claimed the lives of 171 people, three Russian officials have been detained on charges of negligence in their official duties, according to The New York Times.
Beijing officials are also facing criticism from citizens and the media over their handling of the heavy floods that killed 37 people in the city over the past weekend, according to the BBC.
The worst U.S. drought in half a century is hitting farmers across America’s corn belt harder than government projections, the Guardian reported. Could farmers abandon their entire crop?
Perhaps it’s unsurprising then that more and more U.S. buyers are turning to Brazil for cheaper corn.
The drought is also putting pressure on natural-gas drillers to conserve the millions of gallons of water they use for hydraulic fracturing, according to Bloomberg.
More than 120,000 people in eastern Colombia could suffer from water shortages after an unidentified group blasted an oil pipeline, triggering a leak into two regional rivers, the Malaysian National News Agency reported.
Inter Press Service looks at the climate change effects in Sri Lanka.
Nadya Ivanova, a Bulgaria native, is a Chicago-based reporter for Circle of Blue. She co-writes The Stream, a daily digest of international water news trends.
Interests: Europe, China, Environmental Policy, International Security.
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