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Britain Will Have Water Shortages In 25 Years Thanks to Climate Change, Environment Chief Says

Climate change could bring about the “jaws of death,” says the head of the UK’s Environment Agency.


Iraq's water protests have left at least 13 people dead

We met one Iraqi protestor who’s taken to the streets in frustration at the lack of basic services in the oil-rich province of Basra.


Cape Town Residents Tell Us What It's Like Living in the Shadow of 'Day Zero'

Facing a water shortage, residents can no longer wash their cars with municipal water. And bars are cutting frozen margaritas from the menu.


Cape Town could become the world’s first major city to run out of water

Millions of people in Cape Town, South Africa, are about to run out of water.


Why It Really Sucks to Be a Chef in Venezuela Right Now

In Venezuela, water is cheaper than gas and the economy is in total chaos. In the midst of surging food prices, restaurants are feeling the pinch. I spoke to three of the greatest chefs in Caracas to find out how it's directly affecting their kitchens.


Actually, Charlotte Church Might Be Right About Syria and Climate Change

The British singer was treated like a lunatic for saying climate change may be partly to blame for the country's civil war. But she may have a point.


India's Plan for Farmers to Solve the Drought? Yoga and Good Vibes

India's Hindu nationalist government has proposed that farmers cope with depleted water tables and soil depletion by meditating near crops, in order to make them grow more efficiently. Experts call it quackery.


Water Scarcity Is Helping Radicalize the Middle East

Militant and extremist groups exploit the region's escalating water shortage to gain power, loyalty, and legitimacy.


A Severe Lack of Clean Water Is Killing Indigenous Children in Colombia

A weak government and a lack of public oversight have hampered efforts to help the Wayuu people in La Guajira deal with an ongoing water shortage that has turned into a full-on crisis


The Marijuana 'Green Rush' Is Worsening California's Water Wars

People in California are blaming pot growers for increased water shortages and threats to endangered fish. But the weed industry continues to thrive.


While the Poor Suffer from Colombia's Drought, the Wealthy Don't Seem to Notice

As Colombia's Caribbean coast faces a crippling water shortage, residents wonder why resorts and hotels have water while neighboring communities do not.