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Egypt faces a growing water crisis

This Guardian column outlines the challenge faced by Egypt as the stress on its water supply increases: “Egypt, once celebrated as the “gift of the Nile”, is in the grips of a serious water crisis. With a rising population and … Continue reading

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Caribbean faces worsening drought

The Star Tribune reports on a drought affecting the Caribbean: The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer. From Puerto Rico to Cuba to the … Continue reading

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Extreme heat to become more common in our changing world.

As reported by Climate Central, a recent land temperature analysis covering the years 1979 – 2012 indicates that instances of extreme heat are becoming more common worldwide: “This study shows that the frequency of hot extremes over land has continued … Continue reading

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