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Migration

Climate Change Asia, Pacific Climate change, population growth and the intensification of industry and agriculture are threatening important ecosystems on the Tibetan plateau, according to a study by the Kunming Institute of Botany, China Dialogue reported. One of the most important functions of these ecosystems—a function that will likely be diminished by the changes— is […]

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Seasonal migrations of poor, rural communities due to shifting rainfall patterns, droughts and floods are increasing, according to a new study by CARE International and the United Nations University, AlertNet reported. The study warns that the migrations could become more frequent and permanent unless action is taken to mitigate climate change or adjust agriculture to […]

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South Africa could face a 17 percent gap between water supply and demand by 2030, a shortage that would significantly impact the country’s economy, according to the new Water Disclosure SA report published by the Carbon Disclosure Project. The survey found that 58 percent of South African businesses have already experienced negative impacts from water […]

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Planned migrations to water-rich areas are being considered as an emergency option as La Paz’s water supply hangs in the balance.

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Asia faces unprecedented water challenges, experts say, but solutions are within reach.

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Water may be declared a human right, but such declarations do little for those living in the southern lowlands of Ethiopia where the resource remains preciously limited.

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ISIOLO, Kenya — For farmers in parched north-eastern Kenya, the search for water for their land and livestock grows more violent by the day. Worried pastoralists carry guns, in order to defend their access and their livelihood.

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BEIJING – After four years of migration, over 4 million people have been evacuated from their homes to make way for the waters of China’s gargantuan hydroelectric project.

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