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The Stream, March 6: An Essay on Hunger

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Droughts and Floods Today's must-read: Paul Salopek's beautiful,…
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

Water and Food Security: Somalia Famine Grows, Drought Could Ease

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Meteorologists are hopeful for future rainfall, though they say the current disaster was preventable. The lack of rain, which is also affecting neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, and political instability have tipped Somalia into a food crisis that could persist, even as drought conditions abate.
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The Stream, August 18: Floods in Pakistan

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A year after heavy monsoon rains devastated southern Pakistan,…
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The Stream, August 11: Australia's Climate Change Debate

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Climate-change wrangling in Australia has descended into death…
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The Stream, August 5: Food Aid for Africa

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Support for farmers in Africa dried up long before Somalia's…
UNESCO

United Nations Urges Ethiopia to Suspend Gibe III Dam Construction

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In June, a committee concluded that the construction of the dam endangered the existence of Lake Turkana, the largest desert lake in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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The Stream, July 28: U.S. Shale Gas and Russia's Energy Influence

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The shale gas boom in the United States has weakened Russia’s…
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The Stream, July 25: Climate, Trade and International Security

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Climate change is a real threat to international peace and security,…
The Horn of Africa

Worsening Humanitarian Crisis: Unprecedented Drought and Famine in Horn of Africa

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The drought has gripped large regions of eastern Africa, leaving an estimated 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, and is likely to continue for much of the year, according to the United Nations.
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The Stream, July 11: Desperate Hunger Looms in the Horn of Africa

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An unprecedented drought, instability and higher global food…
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The Stream, July 4: France Bans Fracking

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France became the first country to outlaw hydraulic fracking,…
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Water Conflict: Violence Erupts Along Ethiopia-Kenya Water-stressed Border

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Severe droughts have added stress to an ongoing dispute between two neighboring ethnic groups near Lake Turkana — the border between the two nations — which has culminated in a series of violent attacks.