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Archive for August, 2021

40 Million People Rely On The Colorado River Which Is Drying Up Fast

Courtesy of The New York Times, an article on the Colorado River: On a 110-degree day several years ago, surrounded by piles of sand and rock in the desert outside of Las Vegas, I stepped into a yellow cage large enough to fit three standing adults, and was lowered 600 feet through a black hole […]

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Iranian President Inspects Khuzestan Water Shortage

Via The Iran Project, an article on Iranian President Raisi visit to Hoor al-Azim Lagoon in order to inspect Khuzestan’s water shortage crisis: President Raisi traveled to the southern province on Friday morning just a day after first cabinet meeting of his administration in capital Tehran. President Raisi, who is visiting Khuzestan in an unannounced program, […]

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Droughts Push More People to Migrate Than Floods

Via Circle of Blue, an article about a recent World Bank report that people are five times as likely to move following drought conditions as they are after floods or periods of excess water: After a year of extreme weather, people in the drylands of northern California and the hurricane-drenched bayous of southern Louisiana are […]

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Water Crisis Puts 12M At Risk In Syria and Iraq

Via Al Monitor, an article on how higher temperatures, drought and record low rainfall levels are depriving millions of people of drinking and agricultural water: A water crisis in Syria and Iraq has put more than 12 million people at risk of losing access to food, water and electricity, a group of aid organizations said […]

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The Middle East Is Running Out of Water and Becoming Uninhabitable

Via CNN, a report on how the Middle East is running out of water, and parts of it are becoming uninhabitable: The ferries that once shuttled tourists to and from the little islets in Iran’s Lake Urmia sit rusty, unable to move, on what is rapidly becoming a salt plain. Just two decades ago, Urmia was […]

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The Parched Tiger: Bengaluru To Face Acute Shortage Of Drinking Water

Via Zee News, a report on Bengaluru’s water scarcity problem ahead: Expressing deep concerns about the findings of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, climate and socio-economic experts on Thursday observed that Bengaluru city will face acute drinking water shortage in the coming years. Participating in a webinar entitled Responding to Climate Change: […]

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