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Drought and AI Expansion Threaten Mex. Water

Artificial Intelligence infrastructure is exacerbating climate-fueled water shortages across Latin America as the water- and energy-hungry technology proliferates there, Mongabay reports. Not only do the computer chips needed for AI operations require

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The Panama Canal Delayed by Drought

A severe drought is limiting the number of ships that can pass through the Panama Canal, disrupting shipping routes, delaying deliveries, and driving up the cost of crossing. Panama is experiencing one

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Panama Canal Traffic Limited By Drought

An extended drought is delaying ships' passage through the Panama Canal, setting off a logjam of vessels waiting to pass through one of the world's most important shipping routes. The unusually lengthy

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Drought cracked ground
Afghanistan Drought Worsens Crises

Climate change-fueled drought and heat are exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, Reuters reports. "It's been three years since the drought started, wells and the river have almost dried up. We don't

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Flash Droughts Fueled by Climate Change

Climate change is making droughts hit harder and faster, giving farmers even less time to prepare, a study published Thursday in Science finds. In addition to the impacts on regular droughts, so-called

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Somalia Drought Drags On

Approximately 43,000 people died in Somalia last year — about half of whom were children under 5 years old — as the region endured its sixth straight failed rainy season. As many

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Forests and Drought in Focus at COP27

On Monday in Sharm el-Sheikh more than two dozen countries promised to hold each other accountable for their pledges to end deforestation in eight years. At last year’s talks in Glasgow, over

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Drought cracked ground
Heat and Drought Raise Alarms Across China

Huge swaths of China are broiling under an unprecedented heatwave, coinciding with severe drought, forcing electricity rationing and threatening agricultural outputs. Officials issued a "red alert" for heat for the 11th day

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Drought cracked ground
Extreme Drought Threatens Millions In Ethiopia

Nearly eight million people face life-threatening hunger in Ethiopia as extreme drought ravages the region, the New Humanitarian reports. “We can’t call ourselves farmers anymore, because we are not farming,” Safumume Abdush,

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