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Record Drought Imperils Food, Copper Output in Southern Africa

Via Bloomberg, a report on Zambia’s declaration of the current protracted dry spell as a national disaster: A swathe of southern Africa about the size of France suffered the driest February in decades, killing crops and precipitating a power shortage that threatens to hit copper mines in a key producing region. Last month, large parts […]

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Low Water Levels Have Created An Energy Crisis At The World’s Largest Dam

Courtesy of The Washington Post, a report on the impact that drought is having on Kariba Dam: The water level at the world’s largest man-made dam — which generates hydroelectric power for millions of people in Zambia and Zimbabwe — has dropped to a record low, forcing local energy companies to make drastic cuts. The […]

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