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Libya’s Perfect Storm: Climate Change + Political Strife

Via the New York Review, an interesting article on how climate change has brought a dangerous new dimension to the Libya’s political strife: In a cramped, fluorescent-lit office in Tripoli up several flights of stairs, a middle-aged official and his staff labor on what is perhaps the most important work for future generations of Libyans. It’s […]

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In Arizona, Home Builders Fight to Show There’s Enough Water for New Residents

Via The Wall Street Journal, a look at how – in Arizona – developers must fight to show there is enough water for new residents: Earth movers were grading the scraped desert in this city 40 miles west of Phoenix one day last month in preparation for construction of the first 1,100 homes in a […]

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Water Conflicts On The Rise

Via Statista, a graphical report on global water conflicts: The number of water conflicts is increasing in most regions of the world, as shown in this infographic based on data from the Pacific Institute. The hotspot is Asia, which has the highest number of conflicts in absolute terms and the strongest recent growth in conflicts. Only […]

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Chile and Bolivia Agree On River Argument

Via Terra Daily, an article on Chile and Bolivia’s agreement over a disputed cross-border river: Chile and Bolivia have agreed on the status of a disputed cross-border river, the International Court of Justice said on Thursday, adding that judges were not required to rule on the climate-fuelled row. The fractious South American neighbours had been […]

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Water Thieves Abound In Dry California, But Are Very Hard To Catch

Via Grist, a look at why water thieves in California are so hard to catch: It’s not easy enforcing water regulations in the West. Just ask the officials in California who have been trying for almost a decade to penalize a man who took water from the river system that feeds San Francisco and bottled […]

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Drought-Hit California Cities To Get Little Water From State

Via AP News, a report that California water agencies will only receive 5% of the allocations that they requested from the state: California water agencies that serve 27 million people will get just 5% of what they requested from the state to start 2023, water officials announced Thursday. The news of limited water comes as California […]

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