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HotSpots H2O: Unusually Powerful ‘Atmospheric River’ Pummels British Columbia and Pacific Northwest

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This summer’s heat wave and wildfires weakened the landscape’s ability to absorb rainfall, further contributing to the destruction.

HotSpots H2O: In Afghanistan, Political Upheaval Aggravates Drought-Fueled Famine

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Drought, a financial crisis, and political collapse are accelerating the country’s decline into all-out famine.

HotSpots H2O: World Spending on Climate Adaptation Must Increase Five- or Tenfold

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While climate adaptation planning is more widespread than ever, the U.N. says the gap between current spending and needed funding is enormous, and widening.

HotSpots H2O: The Philippines’ Largest Wetland Faces Prospect of Drilling

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The newly autonomous Bangsamoro government has invited investors to pursue drilling projects in a marsh critical for both Indigenous peoples and wildlife.

HotSpots H2O: Flooding Is Latest Strain on South Sudan

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Torrential rainfall is battering one of the world’s poorest countries, laying bare its weak infrastructure.

HotSpots H2O: As Famine Looms in East Africa, Humanitarian Groups Call for Urgent Action

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Drought has left millions in the region facing food insecurity—and conditions are expected to get worse.

HotSpots H2O: New Report Urges Policymakers to ‘Wake Up to the Looming Water Crisis’

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Current rates of progress on water, sanitation, and hygiene would need to quadruple to meet UN targets.

HotSpots H2O: Years-Long Drought Pushes Brazil to the Brink

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The country’s worst drought in nearly a century is choking commerce, threatening ecosystems, and diminishing hydroelectric power generation.

HotSpots H2O: In Mali, Climate Change Disrupts Peace Efforts

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Climate change, environmental insecurity, and limited fresh water are escalating conflict throughout Mali, preventing peace-building and disrupting livelihoods.

HotSpots H2O: St. Vincent Volcano Still Erupting With No End In Sight

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Ash and gas spewing from La Soufriere volcano sparked a humanitarian…