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The Stream, October 12, 2021: Less Than 50 Percent of Rural Indian Households Have Running Water

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Electricity is restored across Lebanon after the country’s ongoing fuel shortage led to nationwide blackout over the weekend. Just over 40 percent of rural Indian households have access to piped water. Residents of Folsom, California sue the city, claiming officials knowingly sent water through residential pipes that were corrosive. Officials at the […]


The Stream, September 17, 2021: Contaminated Drinking Water Kills Several Children in India

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN The deaths of seven children in India have been linked to unhygienic conditions and illegal drinking water pipe connections. In the American West, hydroelectricity threats force federal officials to release water from surrounding reservoirs to fill Lake Powell, while climate change threatens celebrated California The Shoal Lake First Nation in Canada has […]


The Stream, September 9, 2021: 90% of India Experiencing Drought

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Nearly all of India is experiencing dry conditions amid the summer crop season. An inability to retain groundwater and increased demand for the resource is putting the small island country of Malta at risk for losing their freshwater supply. Roughly 20 percent of pumping stations in New Orleans are still offline after […]


The Stream, July 30, 2021: India’s Water Crisis Could Worsen As Coal Mining Projects Expand

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN As India plans to expand coal mining, environmentalists worry about the country’s worsening water crisis. In the American West, heavy rains in Arizona aren’t doing much to mitigate drought, Lake Powell water levels reach historic lows, and water theft in California reaches an all-time high. A U.S. representative is proposing additional funding […]


The Stream, July 29, 2021: Activists Oppose Indian Railway Project Amid Environmental Concerns, Water Pollution

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Locals report water contamination amid the construction of a major railway in northeastern India. Thousands of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have been cut off from humanitarian aid and are running low on clean water. A recent report finds that last year’s drought and derecho damaged millions of dollars’ worth of […]


The Stream, July 9, 2021: Colorado River Indian Tribes Play Crucial Role In Drought Management

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Dry conditions overwhelming much of the American West are shrinking the region’s largest natural lake, in Utah, while Native American tribes along the Colorado River are playing a crucial role in managing the drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture allocated millions for upgrading rural water infrastructure. Ohio expanded a program to incentivize […]


HotSpots H2O: The Toto, One of the World’s Smallest Ethnic Groups, Face Water Shortages Along the India-Bhutan Border

Christian Thorsberg, Circle of Blue The Himalayan foothills of West Bengal are home to some of the world’s most precious and resilient wildlife. Rare birds take sanctuary in the forests lining this eastern Indian state, a birdwatcher’s paradise; Bengal tigers and Indian gaur roam free, few in number  yet breathtaking in real form; and an […]