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Farmers Braced for Water Shortages as Reservoirs Dry Up in Mexico

Via Geopolitical Monitor, an article on Mexico’s water scarcity crisis: Mexico is in the grip of a severe drought, which has left reservoir levels dangerously low and threatened agricultural production throughout much of the country. And despite the fact that, with the notable exception of northwestern provinces like Chihuahua and Sonora, rains are forecast to bring some […]

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‘Megadrought’ Along Border Strains US-Mexico Water Relations

Via SmartWater Magazine, an article on how the United States and Mexico are tussling over their dwindling shared water supplies after years of unprecedented heat and insufficient rainfall: The United States and Mexico are tussling over their dwindling shared water supplies after years of unprecedented heat and insufficient rainfall. Sustained drought on the middle-lower Rio Grande since the mid-1990s […]

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The Agony of Mexico’s Last Glaciers

Via Emerging World and El Pais, commentary on plight of Mexico’s remaining glaciers: “Only five glaciers remain in the country, spread over two mountains: Iztaccíhuatl and Pico de Orizaba. In total they occupy less than a square kilometer of ice. Experts say that in 2050 there will be none left. Global warming is to blame for […]

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Widespread Drought in Mexico

Via NASA Earth Observatory, an article on how nearly 85 percent of Mexico is experiencing drought, and water sources are dwindling: Mexico is experiencing one of its most widespread and intense droughts in decades. Nearly 85 percent of the country is facing drought conditions as of April 15, 2021. Large reservoirs across the country are standing at […]

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Drought In Mexico Reaches Critical Levels As Lakes Dry Up

Via Al Jazeera, an article on Mexico’s drought: Drought conditions now cover 85 percent of Mexico, and residents of the nation’s central region said Thursday that lakes and reservoirs are simply drying up, including the country’s second-largest body of freshwater. The mayor of Mexico City said the drought was the worst in 30 years, and […]

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A River Used To Run Through It: Handling A Dwindling Rio Grande

Via The Guardian, a report on how the Rio Grande used to flow freely, but now in Las Cruces, humans, fish and plants are vying for water in the arid landscape: Imagine the world without its most famous rivers: Egypt without the Nile, or London without the Thames. In Las Cruces, New Mexico, residents don’t have […]

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