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Taiwan’s Epic Drought Pits Farmers Against High-Tech Factories For Water

Via NPR, a report on the epic drought in Taiwan pitting farmers against high-tech factories for water: In southern Taiwan, high-speed trains whoosh past now barren rice paddies, while overhead, the occasional Taiwan-made fighter jetroars by from the nearby airbase – a reminder that the island’s storied agricultural way of life often existed harmoniously with the […]

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Taiwan Braces For Drought In Key Chip Hubs Again

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on Taiwan’s water challenge just as the island pushes to maintain ‘silicon shield’ against China: Taiwan, home to Asia’s biggest semiconductor industry, is once again bracing for water shortages less than two years after overcoming its worst drought in a century. Chipmaking is a thirsty business. Take Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing […]

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