U.S. Irrigation Continues Steady Eastward Expansion

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Irrigated farmland in the United States climbed to a record-high 58 million acres in 2017, according to new federal government data.

HotSpots H2O: Attack on Libya’s Capital Cuts Off Water for Civilians, Detained Refugees

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An outbreak of waterborne diseases may be imminent in Tripoli, Libya’s embattled capital and largest city.

Despite Billions in Losses and Clear Financial Dangers, Companies Slow to Respond to Water Risks

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More businesses track water use, but fewer take the next step of setting targets.

HotSpots H2O: South Sudanese Dying from Thirst and Water-Related Violence

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According to government estimates, 80 percent of South Sudanese do not have steady access to clean water.

HotSpots H2O: Reversing a Drought Pattern, Afghanistan Struck by Deadly Floods

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After years of drought, wet weather returned, in force, to Afghanistan this winter.
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HotSpots H2O: Water, Food Shortages Deadlier than Violence in Embattled Yemen

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A grim, new UNICEF report estimates that children under five in conflict zones are 20 times more likely to die from dirty water than from being shot.

New Mexico Oil Production Is Soaring. Now What To Do With The Wastewater?

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State lawmakers pass bill to facilitate reusing salty water from the oil fields.
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HotSpots H2O: Worst-Ever Power Outage Deepens Venezuela Water Insecurity

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When a nationwide power outage struck two weeks ago, parts of the country slipped into total chaos.

HotSpots H2O: Drought, Violence Spread Hunger in Ethiopia

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A web of violence, past droughts, and current dry conditions is ensnaring Ethiopia in an ongoing food crisis.

HotSpots H2O: Suicide Bombing Sours India-Pakistan Water Relations

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A suicide bombing in Kashmir has resulted in another setback in India-Pakistan water relations.

HotSpots H2O: Humanitarian and Political Crisis Roils Venezuela

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Some 3.4 million Venezuelans have fled their country amid a political crisis that is crippling healthcare service, nutrition, and sanitation in the region.

HotSpots H2O: Palm and Sugarcane Plantations Strip Guatemalan Farmers of Land, Water Access

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As global demand for biofuel increases, plantations are crowding out traditional farming in Guatemala,which has spurred land and water quarrels