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Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

07-23-2017

Copernicus GmbH

Forzieri, G., Feyen, L., Rojas, R., Flörke, M., Wimmer, F., and Bianchi, A.

Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change.

Rising sea levels are threat to ports, experts say

10-27-2013

Orange County Register

Joshua Stewart

Due to rising sea levels, storms will make it more likely that the Port of Long Beach’s wharves will be damaged, critical roads submerged and utilities harmed, bringing activity at one of the state’s economic hubs to a disruptive lurch, experts say.

10 Million Child Deaths Attributed to a Lack of Toilets

11-18-2014

Bloomberg

Randall Hackley

In a world in which 14 percent of the population in the 21st century still defecate outdoors, children remain among the most vulnerable to a lack of toilets, contamination from human waste and dirty water.

UNDP: Poverty down in Latin America and the Caribbean - BBC News

08-23-2014

BBC News

bbcnews

More than 56 million people have been lifted out of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent years, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

A new UNDP report says poverty levels in the period from 2000-2012 fell from 41.7% to 25.3% of the population.

An Ancient Tool Holds Promise for Modern Water Problems

03-21-2017

Columbia Water Center

A large cistern in the ancient city of Resafa, Syria, was filled by channeling periodic floods from a wadi west of the city. The use of complex systems for directing and harvesting water dates back thousands of years.

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