The Stream, September 14, 2022: How China’s Drought May Give Us a Glimpse Into the Future
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YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN
- The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission suspended water permits for a dozen energy companies as drought conditions continue to deplete water levels in regional rivers, streams, and lakes. Read the story.
- The west African country of Chad saw its heaviest rainfall in more than 30 years, leaving some streets navigable only by boat. Thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes. Read the story.
- In South Africa, a flood caused a mine dam wall to collapse, killing one person and injuring dozens more. Read the story.
- In China, drought shut down factories and disrupted international supply chains. The New York Times reports this trend may become the norm as climate change worsens. Read the story.
- India and Bangladesh signed several major agreements last week, including a renewed commitment to share the waters of the Kushiyara River. Read the story.
- Power blackouts and water supply cuts hit residents in Ukraine’s northeastern region of Kharkiv amid Russian attacks on infrastructure sites. Read the story.
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Jane is a Communications Associate for Circle of Blue. She writes The Stream and has covered domestic and international water issues for Circle of Blue. She is a recent graduate of Grand Valley State University, where she studied Multimedia Journalism and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. During her time at Grand Valley, she was the host of the Community Service Learning Center podcast Be the Change. Currently based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jane enjoys listening to music, reading and spending time outdoors.
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