The Global Rundown India is in the midst of its “worst-ever” water crisis, according to a report by a government think-tank. A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Japan, killing three and bursting water mains. Michigan considers loosening its rigid ballast water discharge rules for the Great Lakes. A new study predicts that more than 300,000 coastal […]
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Kayla Ritter is a recent graduate of Michigan State University, where she studied International Relations and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She is currently based in Manton, Michigan. Kayla enjoys running, writing, and traveling. Contact Kayla Ritter
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The siege of Hodeidah is the biggest battle so far in Yemen’s brutal proxy war.
The Global Rundown Nairobi, Kenya, seeks new water sources amid faltering rainfall. The mayor of Flint, Michigan, pledges to fight “unwarranted” state oversight of the city’s water system. South Africa lifts its drought national disaster as dry conditions ease. New research shows that annual storm-related flood damages could double as coral reefs die off. Water […]
The Global Rundown Israel plans to pump desalinated water into the Sea of Galilee as the lake drops to its lowest level in a century. National forests in Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico close as wildfires spread in the drought-stricken region. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to finish an environmental study of […]
The Global Rundown Egypt and Ethiopia vow to settle their disagreements over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Steady rains continue to ease drought in Cape Town, South Africa. A U.S. crop report finds improved moisture conditions from North Dakota to Ohio. India and China resolve their dispute over sharing data on the Brahmaputra and Sutlej […]
The Rundown Nearly 1 million refugees fled Myanmar in the last 10 months in the wake of violent and gruesome attacks against the Rohingya Muslim minority. Most settled in Cox’s Bazaar, a now-overcrowded district of neighboring Bangladesh. As refugees poured in, shelters and other infrastructure were hastily constructed out of ramshackle materials. Now, the Rohingya […]
The Global Rundown Researchers find microplastics and hazardous chemicals in snow and ice samples taken from Antarctica. The Red Cross pulls 71 staff members out of Yemen amid security concerns, disrupting water, food, and surgical aid. Thames Water plans to pay £65 million ($87 million) to customers after failing to curb excessive leakage. Phoenix, Arizona, […]
The Global Rundown A new report reveals that high-tide flooding in the United States has doubled in the past 30 years. Wales offers 200 million pounds ($268 million) in funding toward the world’s first tidal lagoon project. Tasmania earmarks 14 possible hydropower sites in an aim to double its renewable energy capacity. Data shows that […]
Tehran, the capital and largest city, could soon be the epicenter of Iran’s water crisis.
The Global Rundown As Turkey begins filling an upstream reservoir, the country assures Iraq that it will not cut off water supplies to the Tigris River. India aims to cut heat wave deaths with “common sense” policies, including free water. Pumping groundwater can lead to heightened arsenic levels in irrigation and drinking water, a new […]
The Global Rundown Prices of piped drinking water in Egypt spike by up to 46.5 percent. Plastic chokes beaches and waterways in coastal Vietnam. As the 2018 hurricane season begins, thousands in Houston, Texas, are still displaced from 2017’s Hurricane Harvey. Schools shut down in Shimla, India, as the city’s water crisis persists. Rainfall in […]
The Rundown Fighting in Derna, Libya, reached “unprecedented levels” in recent weeks, leaving thousands of residents without water, food, and medicine. The city, on Libya’s eastern coast, has been encircled by the Libyan National Army (LNA) since July 2017. The LNA is trying to take Derna from a coalition of local fighters and Islamist militants. […]