HotSpots H2O: Nearly 1,000 U.S. Superfund Sites Exposed to Climate Risk

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A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that more than half of Superfund sites in the United States are at risk from climate change.

HotSpots H2O: Food Emergency for Millions in Afghanistan

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More than 10 million people in Afghanistan do not have enough to eat and need humanitarian aid according to the latest alert from an international coalition that analyzes hunger and malnutrition.

HotSpots H2O: Bushfires Raze Parts of Eastern Australia as Government Quarrels over Climate Change

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Devastating wildfires are sweeping across large swathes of Australia’s drought-stricken eastern coast, heralding what is likely to be a long and unforgiving bushfire season. 

HotSpots H2O: Flash Floods Strike Eastern Africa, Displacing 370,000 People

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Intense flooding hit several nations in eastern Africa recently, including Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan. The deluges have affected more than a million people in the region.

HotSpots H2O: South Africa Imposes Emergency Water Restrictions to Prevent Another “Day Zero”

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Less than two years after Cape Town’s “Day Zero” water crisis, warm, dry weather has prompted South African water suppliers once again to impose emergency conservation measures.

HotSpots H2O: Fuel Shortages Slash Water Supply for 15 Million in Yemen

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A fuel crisis in Yemen is severely straining water supplies for 15 million people, according to reports from Oxfam and other aid agencies.

HotSpots H2O: Hundreds of Thousands Still Without Water In Embattled Syria

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More than 400,000 people in northern Syria are short of water amid a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish forces in the region. 

HotSpots H2O: Egypt and Ethiopia Spar Over Nile River Dam in Latest Round of Talks

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Negotiations over how to fill and operate a controversial dam in Ethiopia are once again deadlocked after a tense back-and-forth between two countries that hold conflicting visions of water use in the Nile River watershed.

HotSpots H2O: India’s Monsoon Season, Wettest in 25 Years, Comes to an End

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Following a slow start, India was deluged this year with its heaviest monsoon rains in a quarter century.

HotSpots H2O: Financial Troubles Jeopardize Drinking Water Supply in Zimbabwe Capital

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The main drinking water plant for Harare resumed treating water after a two-day shutdown that exacerbated shortages in a capital city that is already reeling from drought.

HotSpots H2O: Locals, Citing Water Concerns, Resist Mexico City Airport Plan

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Mexico City’s indigenous residents are pushing back against the revised plan for expanding the megacity’s airport infrastructure.

HotSpots H2O: In Bahamas, Lack of Toilets and Safe Water Pose Disease Risk After Dorian

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The Bahamas are still reeling after Hurricane Dorian caused widespread destruction earlier this month.