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About Elena Bruess
Elena Bruess writes on the intersection of environment, health, and human rights for Circle of Blue and covers international conflict and water for Circle of Blue's HotSpots H2O.
Entries by Elena Bruess
The Tuni glacier, a formerly vast piece of ice that rises over the Bolivian capital of La Paz as a critical water source, is disappearing faster than predicted.
Eight million people in Ukraine are in danger of drinking contaminated water due to the construction of an inland shipping route.
Two Minnesota Ojibwe communities and two environmental organizations filed a lawsuit against the Line 3 oil pipeline in order to halt construction in that state.
Tensions spiked between China and India after the Chinese government announced plans to build a dam across one of the major waterways flowing from Tibet.
In Assam, a state in northeastern India, authorities at Kaziranga National Park are restoring six wetlands and collecting rainwater to prevent human-animal conflict during the water-scarce winter months. Seasonal shortages push wildlife toward nearby hills in search of water, where settlements and villages are located and confrontations normally occur. Some animals can cause large amounts […]
After thousands of Eritrean refugees were stranded for weeks without food, clean water, and supplies in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray due to conflict, the Ethiopian government and the United Nations reached a deal to allow unobstructed humanitarian access to areas under federal control last week. The deal comes after a month of misery […]
Water scarcity in occupied Palestinian territories continues to put health and agriculture at risk as conflict over water supplies between Jordan, Israel, and Palestinians flares.
Nearly a half million people have been displaced due to abnormally heavy rainfall and flooding in South Sudan this year.
After months of intense storms and flooding, Tropical storm Etau is the twelfth to hit the country this year and the eighth in the past month.
Frontline communities in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine and southwestern Russia lack access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
In Portland, environmental, public health, and social justice groups, represented by the ACLU of Oregon, sued the U.S Department of Homeland Security for the health and environmental consequences of airborne chemicals.