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Morocco reservoir faces crisis as drought persists

Morocco reservoir faces crisis as drought persists

A vital reservoir in Morocco is rapidly dwindling, revealing the severe impact of six consecutive years of drought and climate change on water supplies and agriculture across the nation.

Sophie Abdulla reports for the BBC.

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Andrew Schwartz: California’s snow is melting, and it’s a beautiful thing

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A new hydropower boom uses pumped storage, not giant dams

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Will California get enough rain to fill its pricey new reservoir?

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Parched California misses a chance to store more rain underground

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