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HotSpots H2O: Months of Flooding and Violence Force South Sudanese from Their Homes

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Nearly a half million people have been displaced due to abnormally heavy rainfall and flooding in South Sudan this year.

HotSpots H2O: In a Year of Unrelenting Floods, Yet Another Storm Hits Central Vietnam

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After months of intense storms and flooding, Tropical storm Etau is the twelfth to hit the country this year and the eighth in the past month.

HotSpots H2O: Water Systems in Eastern Ukraine Deteriorate as Conflict Continues

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Frontline communities in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine and southwestern Russia lack access to clean drinking water and sanitation.

HotSpots H2O: Portland Environmental Groups, Backed by ACLU, Sue DHS for Use of Tear Gas

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In Portland, environmental, public health, and social justice groups, represented by the ACLU of Oregon, sued the U.S Department of Homeland Security for the health and environmental consequences of airborne chemicals.

HotSpots H2O: Proposed Dams Strain Water Politics in Iraq

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A proposal by Kurdistan officials to build dozens of dams…

HotSpots H2O: Honduran Mine Protestor Shot and Killed, Others Continue to Await Trial

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A man who protested against a mining development in Honduras…

HotSpots H2O: Fires in the World's Largest Wetlands Decimate Wildlife and Livelihoods

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The Pantanal wetlands are on fire. Since early this year, nearly a fifth of the Brazilian ecosystem, over 14,000 square miles, has burned in wildfires just south of the Amazon rainforest.

HotSpots H2O: Wildfire Threaten Cheyenne Water Supply

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The Mullen Fire reached the southern edge of the main drinking water source for Cheyenne, the Wyoming capital.

HotSpots H2O: Conflict over U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty Escalates as Farmers Take La Boquilla Dam

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Tensions between Mexico and the United States over water intensified this month as hundreds of Mexican farmers seized control of La Boquilla dam in protest over mandatory water releases.

HotSpots H2O: Refugees Left Without Water, Supplies After Moria Camp Burns on Lesbos

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The largest refugee camp in Europe caught fire earlier this month, destroying most of the camp and leaving an estimated 12,000 residents homeless and without water, basic hygiene, and food.

HotSpots H2O: As Tensions Rise in the Southern Caucasus, Water Shortages Continue

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Decades-long conflict has left water supply networks in disrepair and exacerbated water shortages for civilians in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

HotSpots H2O: In Kenya, Lake Water Rise Endangers Livelihoods and Wildlife

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Rising water levels in the lakes along the Great Rift Valley have pushed thousands in Kenya from their homes, endangering people’s livelihoods and wildlife in the region.