Hundreds of thousands of people in Somalia could once again face hunger following poor rains, late harvests, and conflict, according to the aid agency Save the Children, AlertNet reported.
Meanwhile, aid organizations are warning of a possible famine in Sudan, despite the government’s promise to allow food aid into conflict zones, according to AlertNet. Those who flee face severe water shortages in South Sudan’s refugee camps.
A photo story from the Guardian shows how biofuel plantations in Tanzania have impacted local communities’ ability to access food, water and jobs.
Argentina’s Supreme Court this week overturned a 2010 decision that exempted mining companies in San Juan province from a law banning mining and drilling on glaciers, Reuters reported.
Indonesia’s drinking water situation is the worst in Southeast Asia, according to a freshwater expert at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, the Jakarta Globe reported.
A United Kingdom government committee has recommended increasing the number of water meters in private homes to improve water efficiency in the face of climate change, the Guardian reported.
Codi Yeager-Kozacek is a reporter for Circle of Blue based out of Enterprise, Alabama. She studied journalism and biology as an undergraduate at West Virginia University and graduated summa cum laude from the university’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. She has done research at the College of the Bahamas Gerace Research Center on San Salvador Island, Bahamas, and her study on coastal dune plants is currently pending publication in the Bahamas Natural History Proceedings. Her interests include food security and ecology. She co-writes The Stream, Circle of Blue’s daily digest of international water news trends.
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