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HotSpots H2O: ‘We Have Nowhere Left To Go’: Durban’s Affordability Crisis Pushed Development into Flood Zones

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Homes in high-risk flood zones are the only affordable option for Durban’s poorest residents.

HotSpots H2O: In Besieged Ukraine, Water Again a Locus of Conflict

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Water has long been a source of geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Three weeks into the Russian invasion, the damage is mounting.

HotSpots H2O: Polluted Rivers, Scarce Water, Sinking Capital: Report Warns of Dire Water Threats Facing Indonesia

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Depending on how effectively they are addressed, water issues could slice 7 percent from Indonesia’s GDP in 2045—or boost it by 3 percent.

HotSpots H2O: As Dust Settles in Tonga After Volcanic Eruption, Drinking Water Now the ‘Biggest Life-Saving Issue’

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Ocean water and volcanic ash have contaminated the drinking water of tens of thousands of people in the Pacific island nation.

HotSpots H2O: In Chile’s Lithium Mines, Climate and Environment Are Dueling Priorities

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A battle is brewing over the future of lithium, an essential component of the world’s transition to renewable energy.

HotSpots H2O: 100,000 Displaced as Water Scarcity Ignites Ethnic Clashes in Cameroon

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Climate change has made rainfall in the Sahel more variable, straining Cameroon’s agriculture industry and sparking ethnic tensions.

HotSpots H2O: Report Spotlights Funding Gap in Canada’s First Nations Water Crisis

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Nearly half of water systems in the country’s Indigenous communities are considered to have substantial deficiencies.

HotSpots H2O: Ongoing Madagascar Famine Is Driven By Poverty, Not Climate Change

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A new study shows the vulnerability of the world’s poorest nations even without climate breakdown, its authors say.

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.