YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Almost half of the U.S. is experiencing unprecedented drought. Landslides and tsunamis are becoming more common as glacial ice continues to melt in the world’s coldest regions. The Japanese government is planning to start dumping over a million tons of radioactive waste into the ocean. New Jersey extends its utilities moratorium during […]
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The Global Rundown A new study has linked skyrocketing suicide rates in rural India to extreme weather events. Nornickel in Russia says about 10 percent of fuel remains in rivers after a spill earlier this year. Five tropical storms are simultaneously moving through the Atlantic. Torrential rainfall causes a mine to collapse in the Democratic […]
The Global Rundown India experiences its highest level of rainfall in the month of August since 1983. Flooding in Sudan has impacted almost 400 thousand since July. New findings on microplastics in agricultural fields could threaten food supplies globally. The U.S. Gulf Coast battles the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and the Covid-19 pandemic. Pacific islanders […]
The Global Rundown Water storage in Indian cities is rising. Thousands evacuated their homes in Brazil because of a water pipe rupture. Massachusetts’s North Shore is facing crippling damage due to climate change. Two storms are expected to wreak havoc along the U.S. Gulf Coast. China said it would release water flow data on its […]
Storms are growing stronger as the planet warms. India must focus on an integrated approach after Cyclone Amphan, researchers say.
The Global Rundown A new study predicts future monsoon seasons will be weakened in India. New York passes new drinking water regulations. The Navajo Nation approves spending for coronavirus relief. Hurricane Isaias threatens the Florida coast. A new study finds hundreds of dams are being built on protected areas globally. “Rivers are the lifeblood of […]
Parts of Bangladesh and eastern India are reeling in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than a decade.
The Global Rundown Meteorologists predict average monsoon rainfall for India in 2020. Organizations working to protect the Mekong River request greater transparency from China following a recent report alleging that China withheld water from drought-hit downstream nations last year. Florida argues against a judge’s recommendation that a water rights debate with Georgia be dismissed from […]
The Global Rundown Roughly eighty percent of people in India lack running water in their homes, complicating handwashing efforts during Covid-19. The city of Flint, Michigan, allocates nearly $75,000 to help residents with water bills during the coronavirus pandemic. A study by Duke University warns that water pollution can spread to other parts of an […]
The Global Rundown India rules that states must offer compensation if they are unable to provide clean air and water to citizens. Two New York water districts sue 3M, DuPont, and Chemours companies over PFAS contamination. A community in northern Michigan receives a state grants to connect PFAS-affected homes with a municipal water system. Dengue […]
A conversation with Swapan Mehra, of Iora Ecological Solutions, around water in India. Swapan explains the value of water and some of the biggest challenges that India faces regarding water.
Following a slow start, India was deluged this year with its heaviest monsoon rains in a quarter century.