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HotSpots H2O: Dengue, Cholera Remain Concerns in Yemen’s Conflict Zone

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After a lull, conflict in Yemen is flaring again. The uptick in fighting is complicating attempts by health workers to stem the spread of infectious, waterborne diseases like dengue fever and cholera that have multiplied during years of civil war.

U.S. Food Trade Increasingly Leans On Unsustainable Groundwater

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It takes water to grow crops, and an increasing portion of the US’s irrigation water is unsustainably mined from groundwater sources.

HotSpots H2O: Peace Deal May Halt Siege of Tripoli

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Shortages of basic amenities like power and water have become commonplace in Tripoli, Libya, in the last year.

U.S. Water Data, Refreshed Daily

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New U.S. Geological Survey tool displays where water is – and isn’t – in the Lower 48 states.

Water Crises Again Ranked a Top Global Risk in World Economic Forum Report

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For the first time in the history of the Global Risks Report, respondents ranked environmental factors as the top five risks that are most likely to occur.

After Plumbing Code Setback, Georgia Health Officials Refocus Legionella Prevention Effort

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New working group mulls regulatory options for dealing with America’s…

HotSpots H2O: Jakarta Reels from Heaviest Rainfall on Record

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Floodwaters submerged large parts of Indonesia’s capital, a situation made worse by the city’s severe land subsidence.

Australia, Your Country Is Burning – Dangerous Climate Change Is Here With You Now

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The continent of Australia is figuratively – and in some sense literally – on fire.

HotSpots H2O: Water-Related Violence Spikes in Past Decade

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Water-related violence has doubled in the past decade, according to data compiled by the Pacific Institute.

HotSpots H2O: Australian Communities Unite as Bushfires Blaze and Taps Run Dry

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Australia’s drought crisis, years in development, continues to escalate.

HotSpots H2O: Drought Devastates Food, Power Supplies in Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Victoria Falls’ diminished flow is a visible symptom of a much larger problem. Drought is devastating food, water, and power supplies in the two nations. 

Dams, Sand Mining Threaten to Wreck Mekong Delta

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More than sea-level rise, unsustainable development on the Mekong Delta is the biggest risk to the delta’s economy and ecology.