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The Global Rundown Months of drought have depleted water levels at the Kariba dam, where Zambia may be forced to shut down hydropower production. A dairy company from Saudi Arabia has purchased land in California to grow alfalfa for its cows, and researchers have warned that major dams planned for the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong […]

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The Global Rundown A scientific advisory board outlined concerns about a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report that concluded hydraulic fracturing operations in the United States have not harmed drinking water supplies. It could take more than $US 1 billion to fix drinking water problems in Flint, Michigan, according to the city’s mayor, while water systems […]

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The Global Rundown Extensive flooding occurred in Missouri, killing more than a dozen people. High water levels on a number of major rivers in the Midwest United States could cause trouble for industrial areas in the South, while insurance companies are expecting to pay billions of dollars for flood damages in Britain. Egypt, Ethiopia, and […]

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The Global Rundown The leader of Cambodia defended his country’s hydropower development plans against criticism that dams will harm fisheries, forests, and the communities that depend on them. Droughts in Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia are creating severe food insecurity, and storms have displaced millions of people in the Philippines. Puerto Rico agreed to upgrade […]

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The Global Rundown Mexico approved the first vaccine to prevent dengue fever, a disease spread by mosquitoes that thrives in cities where standing water is present. Glaciers continue to retreat at a rapid pace in China, and scientists predict nearly a quarter of Alaska’s permafrost could melt by 2100. Kentucky agreed to fine and effectively […]

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The Global Rundown Droughts in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe are putting pressure on hydropower production, while extreme droughts in southern Africa could put development gains at risk. Meanwhile, heavy rains have flooded Chennai, India. An airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, last week cut off water supplies to millions of people. The tailings dam disaster at an iron […]

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The Global Rundown Melting snowpack in regions around the world, including California’s Central Valley and the Rio Grande basin, is expected to significantly increase the risk of declining water supplies by 2060, according to a new study. A drought in Ethiopia requires hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid, but the country’s government does […]

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The Global Rundown Heatwaves in Middle East cities, including Abu Dhabi and Dubai, are on track to become unbearably hot for humans by the end of the century if climate change continues, scientists found. Communities in the Philippines are struggling to recover from Typhoon Koppu’s floods, while floods in Texas linked to Hurricane Patricia could […]

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The Global Rundown Development along the Omo River in Ethiopia is a threat to the existence of Lake Turkana, a report from Human Rights Watch said. Australia approved the Carmichael coal mine for the second time. Maps available on mobile devices show water access points in Aleppo, Syria, while digital maps based on Landsat images […]

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The Global Rundown Well water contamination near some hydraulic fracturing sites in Pennsylvania came from surface spills, not from chemicals injected into the ground, a new study found. A growing percentage of Americans believe in climate science, according to a recent survey. China completed a major hydropower project in Tibet, and water experts warned that […]

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The Global Rundown A strong El Nino event in the coming months could leave millions of people in the Pacific region short of food and water, according to the United Nations and aid organizations. A drought in Tanzania is forcing the country to close all of its hydropower plants, and wildfires continue to burn across […]

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The Global Rundown Zimbabwe has asked mines operating in the country to cut their electricity use by a quarter as hydropower shortages continue. Alaska granted water rights to a group of citizens seeking to protect salmon from a proposed coal mine, while a jury awarded more than $1 million to a woman in Ohio who […]

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The Global Rundown Water experts say private sector involvement will be critical for meeting Australia’s water infrastructure needs, while infrastructure spending in the United States is slowing. A report found potential for Africa to generate nearly a quarter of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, and a water project to improve agriculture in Bangladesh […]

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The Global Rundown Below-normal monsoon rains this summer left India in a drought for the second year in a row. Zambia’s former vice president blamed poor water management for the country’s hydropower troubles. A new report from an international medical organization detailed the high costs of chemicals in the environment. Forecasters warned that heavy rains […]

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The Global Rundown South Africa cautioned that it may cut off water to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, as drought draws down water levels at a dam supplying the city. Officials in Zambia said the hydropower-dependent country will face electricity deficits up to half of maximum demand this month. Water districts near Los Angeles presented […]

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The Global Rundown Expanding deserts and other forms of land degradation cost the world trillions of dollars each year and prompt migrations, a new report found. Hydraulic fracturing accounts for a small portion of industrial water use in the United States. El Nino threatens New Zealand with drought and could harm its economy. Guinea is […]

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The Global Rundown Scientists found that the snowpack in California this year was the lowest in half a millennium. Australia’s Senate voted to cap environmental water buybacks in the Murray Darling Basin, China reported improvements in curbing air and water pollutants, and low hydropower reserves in Zambia contributed to announcements of job cuts in the […]

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The Global Rundown Designing cities to effectively deal with climate change could save the world a lot of money in the future, according to an international group of economists. Zambia’s economy is struggling amid a drought and low copper prices, and low water levels in Poland threaten its energy security. A study in Australia found […]

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The Global Rundown The eastern Pacific Ocean continues to warm, but predicting rainfall is an uncertain business. India’s subpar monsoon leads to water cuts in the country’s largest city, and drought in Zambia prompts power cuts to save water. Meanwhile, water managers in Australia reckon that an idled desalination plant might be back in service […]

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The Global Rundown Forecast water levels in Lake Mead mean that states that depend on the reservoir should avoid water cuts next year. Cuba placed its civil defense on alert due to drought, a drought in Alberta prompted officials to restrict water withdrawals from the Athabasca River, and low water levels in Lake Kariba will […]

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