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HotSpots H2O: Rapidly Disappearing Tuni Glacier Raises Concerns for Bolivian Water Scarcity

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The Tuni glacier, a formerly vast piece of ice that rises over the Bolivian capital of La Paz as a critical water source, is disappearing faster than predicted.

HotSpots H2O: River Dredging Near Chernobyl Risks Radioactive Water Contamination

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Eight million people in Ukraine are in danger of drinking contaminated water due to the construction of an inland shipping route.

HotSpots H2O: Minnesota Pipeline Opponents File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Construction

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Two Minnesota Ojibwe communities and two environmental organizations filed a lawsuit against the Line 3 oil pipeline in order to halt construction in that state.

HotSpots H2O: Tensions Rise as India, China Clash Over Proposed Chinese Dam

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Tensions spiked between China and India after the Chinese government announced plans to build a dam across one of the major waterways flowing from Tibet.

HotSpots H2O: Wetland Restoration in India Aims to Prevent Human-Animal Conflict

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In Assam, a state in northeastern India, authorities at Kaziranga…

HotSpots H2O: U.N. and Ethiopia Reach Aid Deal After Weeks of Conflict

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After thousands of Eritrean refugees were stranded for weeks…

HotSpots H2O: Water Scarcity in Palestinian Territories Puts Farming at Risk

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Water scarcity in occupied Palestinian territories continues to put health and agriculture at risk as conflict over water supplies between Jordan, Israel, and Palestinians flares.

HotSpots H2O: Months of Flooding and Violence Force South Sudanese from Their Homes

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Nearly a half million people have been displaced due to abnormally heavy rainfall and flooding in South Sudan this year.

HotSpots H2O: In a Year of Unrelenting Floods, Yet Another Storm Hits Central Vietnam

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After months of intense storms and flooding, Tropical storm Etau is the twelfth to hit the country this year and the eighth in the past month.

HotSpots H2O: Water Systems in Eastern Ukraine Deteriorate as Conflict Continues

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Frontline communities in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine and southwestern Russia lack access to clean drinking water and sanitation.

HotSpots H2O: Portland Environmental Groups, Backed by ACLU, Sue DHS for Use of Tear Gas

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In Portland, environmental, public health, and social justice groups, represented by the ACLU of Oregon, sued the U.S Department of Homeland Security for the health and environmental consequences of airborne chemicals.

HotSpots H2O: Proposed Dams Strain Water Politics in Iraq

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A proposal by Kurdistan officials to build dozens of dams as a response to water insecurity has caused concern in Iraq.