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The Global Rundown A review by Ernst & Young finds that drought stimulus projects in Australian communities are slow and ineffective. Heavy flooding in Madagascar displaces at least 16,000 people. A major hydroelectric project in Portugal is set to replace coal-generated power in the country. A vessel runs aground on the Danube river in northern […]
The Global Rundown Heavy rainfall eases bushfires in Australia, but blazes still remain. Ongoing drought in Guatemala fuels childhood malnutrition. The U.S. Supreme Court rules that residents of Flint, Michigan, can pursue a civil rights lawsuit over the city’s lead crisis. Twenty-one “critically overdrafted” areas of California prepare groundwater management plans as part of the […]
The continent of Australia is figuratively – and in some sense literally – on fire.
Australia’s drought crisis, years in development, continues to escalate.
The Global Rundown Australian communities band together to deliver water to those who have run out. A coalition of sixteen Democratic-leaning U.S. states and cities file a lawsuit against the EPA over efforts to minimize regulations governing waterways. Argentina overturns a law banning mining projects in a key wine-growing region, raising concerns about water supply. […]
The Global Rundown A document shows that New South Wales, Australia, could face a major water crisis by the middle of next year. Kentucky state regulators call for major changes in how water districts are managed and regulated. Autumn rainfall eases drought in southeastern Alaska. An estimated £110 million ($142 million) in insurance payouts are […]
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.
The Global Rundown Australia prepares to mobilize its army to fight deadly wildfires in New South Wales and Queensland. Zimbabwe prepares to move 600 elephants out of drought-stricken wildlife parks in the country’s south. Increased oil drilling in water-stressed parts of the Western U.S. could jeopardize future supply, a study warns. Recent severe flooding in […]
The Global Rundown Australian farmers send a list of urgent drought-relief demands to the government. The Trump administration announces plans to send more water to California farmers, despite risks to wildlife. Deadly flooding hits parts of France, Italy, and Spain. Desalination continues to expand across the world amid questions of cost and sustainability. Egypt says […]
A record-breaking drought is pushing rural communities in New South Wales and Queensland to the breaking point.