The Stream, May 30: First Fatality in Sinagpore Dengue Epidemic
Authorities urged caution for people across Singapore as the dengue virus spread unusually quickly this year. A 20-year-old man died Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported, the first fatality after 8,000 infections so far this year.
A gas industry group called the Marcellus Shale Coalition has critical information about water quality in thousands of Pennsylvania wells before hydraulic fracturing drilling began. But, StateImpact Pennsylvania reported, the group will not release that so-called baseline data.
Life has changed for more than 100 families in Uttar Pradesh, India, after their village was electrified for the first time in 65 years. The small village, the BBC reported, is only one of 10,000 that still lack electricity.
Ethiopian Dam Updates
In the latest development in Ethiopia and Egypt’s dam-related standoff, experts are warning that an Ethiopian dam could destroy Egyptian agriculture. The conflict, the Times of Israel reported, is rooted in the 1929 Nile River Agreement, which allotted Ethiopia insufficient water resources for its large population.
is a Washington, D.C–based correspondent for Circle of Blue. He graduated from DePauw University as a Media Fellow with a B.A. in Conflict Studies. He co-writes The Stream, a daily summary of global water news.
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