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Mexico City's water crisis deepens amid urban growth and climate change

Mexico City's water crisis deepens amid urban growth and climate change

A convergence of climate change, urban sprawl, and deteriorating infrastructure has intensified Mexico City's water crisis, pushing it toward a potential "Day Zero" this summer.

James Wagner, Emiliano Rodríguez Mega, and Somini Sengupta report for The New York Times.

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Report proposes fossil fuel tax to fund climate crisis aid

Report proposes fossil fuel tax to fund climate crisis aid

A proposed tax on fossil fuel companies in wealthy nations could generate substantial funds to support countries hardest hit by climate change, a recent report suggests.

Matthew Taylor reports for The Guardian.

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Mexico City's water crisis intensifies amid heatwave and poor management

Mexico City's water crisis intensifies amid heatwave and poor management

Mexico City, home to nearly 22 million people, faces an acute water shortage, with many residents going days to weeks without water. The situation is described as unprecedented by the city's water system director, Rafael Carmona.

Li Cohen reports for CBS News.

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Global hunger crisis deepens due to climate change and conflicts

The escalating global food crisis, fueled by climate change, extreme weather, and conflicts, is pushing millions into hunger and malnutrition, signaling an unprecedented challenge in global food security.

Abdulkareem Mojeed, Priscilla Misiekaba-Kia, Vitor Alexandre Araujo Prado dos Anjos report for Mongabay.

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The state of the climate crisis (and a dash of hope)

COP28 takes place against an apocalyptic backdrop. From Appalachia to Malawi, these communities offer a measure of hope.

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Scientists: Time to treat the climate and nature crisis as one indivisible global health emergency

Over 200 health journals call on the United Nations, political leaders, and health professionals to recognize that climate change and biodiversity loss are one indivisible crisis and must be tackled together to preserve health and avoid catastrophe. This overall environmental crisis is now so severe as to be a global health emergency.

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John Kerry: 'Way past time to get real' on climate action

The world needs to get realistic about what it’s going to take to combat global warming, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Wednesday. And that means recognizing fossil fuel emissions are the primary source of the problem.

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