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Salt scourge: The dual threat of warming and rising salinity

Salt scourge: The dual threat of warming and rising salinity

As rising seas increase saltwater intrusion and soaring temperatures cause greater evaporation, scientists say that the mounting levels of salt in waters and in soils pose a major climate-related danger and could become a leading cause of climate migration.

Inside the plan to save some of the biggest freshwater fish

Inside the plan to save some of the biggest freshwater fish

A five-foot-long Mekong giant catfish was among the critically endangered fishes to be released into the Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest lake.

The Mekong Delta is in danger as waters dry up

The Mekong Delta is in danger as waters dry up

This river has nourished civilizations for millennia. Now it’s drying up, under attack from dam building, overfishing, and sand mining.
Dams, sand mining threaten to wreck Mekong Delta
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Dams, sand mining threaten to wreck Mekong Delta

More than sea-level rise, unsustainable development on the Mekong Delta is the biggest risk to the delta’s economy and ecology.
15 endangered travel destinations: How forces like climate change and gentrification are shaping your bucket list
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15 endangered travel destinations: How forces like climate change and gentrification are shaping your bucket list

Many places are disappearing or transforming before our eyes: Pacific islands succumbing to sea-level rise; the Amazon rainforest withering because of unchecked development; the Gulf of California losing the vaquita porpoise to extinction by poaching.

How climate change is triggering a migrant crisis in Vietnam
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How climate change is triggering a migrant crisis in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta is one of Earth’s most agriculturally productive regions and is of global importance for its exports of rice, shrimp and fruit. The 18 million inhabitants of this low-lying river delta are also some of the world’s most vulnerable to climate change.
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