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Lake Titicaca dries up, threatening Indigenous communities

Persistent drought has brought Lake Titicaca to historic lows, endangering the livelihoods and cultures of the Indigenous Uros people who live on its floating islands.

Tim Brinkhof reports for The Revelator.

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El Niño-triggered drought leads to severe hunger in southern Africa

El Niño-triggered drought leads to severe hunger in southern Africa

A devastating drought driven by the El Niño weather pattern has led to widespread crop failure in Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, resulting in severe food shortages and national emergency declarations.

Jenipher Changwanda and Freddie Clayton report for Yale Environment 360.

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El Niño exacerbates southern Africa's severe drought and hunger crisis

El Niño exacerbates southern Africa's severe drought and hunger crisis

As a severe drought, worsened by El Niño, takes hold of southern Africa, an estimated 20 million people face acute hunger due to failing crops and climbing food prices.

Somini Sengupta and Manuela Andreoni report for The New York Times.

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March sets another global heat record, continuing a worrying trend

March sets another global heat record, continuing a worrying trend

March has marked the 10th consecutive month of record-breaking global temperatures, signaling an urgent need for environmental action.

Suman Naishadham reports for The Associated Press.

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El Niño and global warming fuel extreme weather disasters

Recent events in Chile and California highlight the devastating effects of climate change and El Niño, combining to cause deadly wildfires and record-breaking floods.

Somini Sengupta reports forThe New York Times.

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Colombia battles climate-driven wildfires
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Colombia, normally a wet country, battles widespread wildfires

Firefighters, many of them volunteers, have been confronting dozens of blazes amid high temperatures this month. The conditions have been linked to climate change.
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The drop in Panama Canal traffic due to a severe drought could cost up to $700 million

A severe drought that began last year has forced authorities to slash ship crossings by 36% in the Panama Canal, one of the world’s most important trade routes.
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