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Amazon drought: 'We've never seen anything like this'

This year's heat and drought in the Amazon intensify worries that it is approaching a tipping point.
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‘Without water, there is no life’: Drought in Brazil’s Amazon is sharpening fears for the future

The extreme drought sweeping across Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is already impacting hundreds of thousands of people and killing local wildlife.
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A saltwater wedge climbing the Mississippi River threatens drinking water

A saltwater wedge is making its way up the drought-stricken Mississippi River, threatening drinking water for parts of southern Louisiana. It could travel north to New Orleans.
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Guillermo Garat: My city’s drinking water is salty and foul. Will your city’s be next?

It’s long since time for us to make potable water our first priority.
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Extreme drought could hurt future beef supply in U.S. and Canada, experts warn

Experts say an uptick in drought and other extreme weather events has beef farmers in the U.S. and Canada thinning their herds in near-record numbers, which could lead to supply problems in the beef industry over the longer term.

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A hospital ward for starving children in Kenya has seen a surge in cases this year

Aid workers blame a climate change-induced drought that’s turned the Horn of Africa into a parched, barren wasteland. Many of the children nursed back to health will never fully recover.

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In Brazil’s agricultural heartland, rivers run dry as monoculture advances

The Paraná River Basin has suffered an unprecedented drought since 2021, affecting hydropower generation, river-borne food shipments, and freshwater supplies for 40 million people across Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.