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Brazilian Water Security Threatened by Climate Change and Human Behavior

Courtesy of AGU, a new academic study on Brazil’s water security: Abstract Water scarcity is a growing concern globally, with climate change and increasing population exacerbating the issue. Here, we introduce a new framework for assessing water availability in 708 Brazilian catchments that considers the effect of CO2 concentrations on potential evapotranspiration, uses CMIP6 bias-corrected climate […]

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 Dammed Thirsty: The Cross-Border Fight For Water

Via Terra Daily, a look at some of the world’s cross-border fights for water: With half the world experiencing water scarcity for at least part of the year, the huge dams being built by some countries to boost their power supplies while their neighbours go parched are a growing source of potential conflict.Ahead of a […]

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Climate Change To Bring Enhanced Droughts Worldwide

Via WaterWorld, an article on a new study from the University of East Anglia which estimates that rising global temperatures will increase the length and spread of major droughts for India, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Brazil, and Egypt: New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) finds that rising global temperatures will bring significant risks of more frequent […]

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How One of South America’s Biggest Dams Became A Bitcoin Battleground

Via Rest of World, a report on how one of South America’s biggest dams became a Bitcoin battleground: After the Covid-19 pandemic reached Paraguay in 2020, Christian Kaatz was working 12-hour days to keep his company, a local internet service provider (ISP), afloat. Looking for something to help him de-stress, he bought a high-powered PC […]

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Severe Drought Hits South America

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, an article on the impact of water scarcity in South America: Most years, when rains are normal, four Olympic swimming pools worth of water passes each second through the mammoth Itaipú Dam, churning out electricity for both Paraguay and Brazil and allowing ships and barges to export grains as […]

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Egypt Seeking Brazil’s Support In Nile Dam Dispute

Via Al Monitor, a look at Egypt’s outreach for Brazil’s support in Nile dam dispute after Brazil’s election as a nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council: Egypt is trying to win Brazil’s support in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis by capitalizing on Brazil’s accession in June to the nonpermanent membership of the United Nations […]

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