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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.

In Michigan, Rising Lake Levels Disturb Sacred Ground

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Along Lake Michigan’s shores, rising waters are eroding Indigenous Odawa burial sites.

HotSpots H2O: First Covid Case Linked to Community Spread Rattles Gaza

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Gaza authorities announced last week the first Covid-19 case…

HotSpots H2O: In Wake of Explosion, Beirut Finds Water, Goods in Short Supply

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Thousands of people in Beirut face intense water, sanitation, and food shortages as Covid-19 cases spike in the days since a massive explosion demolished the port in Lebanon's capital.

HotSpots H2O: Caribbean Prepares for Hurricane Season That Is Colliding with the Pandemic

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In the midst of the global pandemic, Caribbean countries are preparing for the brunt of an Atlantic hurricane season that is more menacing than usual.

India’s Most Recent Cyclone Highlights A Worrying Future

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Storms are growing stronger as the planet warms. India must focus on an integrated approach after Cyclone Amphan, researchers say.

HotSpots H2O: Climate Change, Pandemic, Violence Are Volatile Mix in Chad

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A warming climate was already making life difficult in Chad, a landlocked country squeezed against the encroaching sands of the Sahara.

HotSpots H2O : Tensions Rise in Horn of Africa as Ethiopia Fills Controversial Dam

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, situated snuggly between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan on the Blue Nile, has brought years of controversy to the Horn of Africa.