Archive for January, 2023

Is the Aral Sea a Lost Cause?

Via The Diplomat, a report on the Aral Sea’s desiccation amidst plummeting hopes for its revival: Prior to 1960, the Aral Sea was the fourth largest inland water reservoir in the planet, with a surface area of 66,900 square km. 1960 is a key date because it was the last time that the sea’s water level […]

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As The Colorado River Dries Up, States Can’t Agree On Saving Water

Courtesy of The Washington Post, an article on how the river’s biggest water user, California, didn’t join six states in a proposal to cut some 2 million acre feet of usage: For the second time in six months, states that depend on the Colorado River to sustain their farms and cities appear to have failed to reach an agreement […]

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U.S. Agenda For Global Water Security

Via The Source, a look at the U.S. agenda for global water security: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of State have launched the 2022-2027 US Global Water Strategy to help guide government efforts over the next five years to advance health, prosperity, stability, and resilience through improved water resources […]

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Long, Costly Drought Drives Climate Crisis Home in Argentina

Via IPS News, a report on Argentina’s drought: Martín Rapetti, a fourth generation farmer in the province of Corrientes in northeastern Argentina, has already lost more than 30 cows due to lack of food and water, as a result of the long drought that is plaguing a large part of the country. “There is no […]

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Northern Mexico’s Historic Water Shortage in Summer 2022

Courtesy of The Washington Post, a report on Mexico’s historic summer 2022 drought: Water has become a sacred commodity in northern Mexico. Reservoirs have been hitting the bottom of their basins. Taps have been running dry for millions of people in the city of Monterrey, where the water shortage was called a matter of national security. […]

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$500M Pledged For Jihadist-Torn Lake Chad

Via Terra Daily, an article on Lake Chad: States in western Africa’s Lake Chad region and international donors have pledged more than $500 million to help civilians threatened by jihadist insurgents and climate change, the organisers said on Friday. The money pledged by the Lake Chad Basin High Level Conference will “support a coordinated, complementary […]

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