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Persistent Drought in Sri Lanka Forces Farmers to Rethink Methods

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: AgricultureClimateEarthJobsWater

In Sri Lanka, farmers who have worked the land for decades say they have never seen such little rain. Now, they’re scrambling for solutions to spare crops and ensure additional water supplies.

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How Does a Community Profit From Plastic Waste? Ask Sri Lanka’s Entrepreneurs.

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: ClimateEarthEntrepreneurshipNature

Tailors and banana farmers are boosting their incomes and promoting environmental sustainability through unique initiatives that reuse trash.

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Puerto Rico’s Fishers Fight to Preserve Their Trade

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: AgricultureClimateEarthJobsWater

As water temperatures rise and fish species vanish, artisanal fishers risk losing a generations-old craft.

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Mexican Farmers Turn To Dragon Fruit As Drought Continues to Plague the South

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureClimateEarthEconomyEnvironment

Regular droughts in Mexico’s southernmost state, Chiapas, make it hard for farmers to grow traditional staple crops. Many are turning to dragon fruit, which can adapt to the dry conditions, as a revenue alternative.

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Prized Cattle Are Thinned, Butchered Amid Zimbabwe’s Economic and Climate Crises

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureClimateEarthEconomyEnvironment

Less pasture means thinner cattle, leaving farmers with few options to keep their livestock healthy. In response, many farmers thin or butcher their herds – but even that may not be enough.

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In India’s Capital, Escaping the Toxic Air Is a Privilege Few Can Afford

Region: India

Topics: ClimateEarthEnvironmentHealth

As India’s government scrambles to solve New Delhi’s worsening air pollution crisis, some residents find temporary relief from oxygen bars and air purifiers. But those who can’t afford these luxuries have no choice but to endure the toxic air – and its devastating effects on their respiratory systems.

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In the Absence of Garbage Collection, Residents Implement Grassroots Recycling and Composting

Region: Mexico

Topics: ClimateEnvironmentInfrastructureInnovation

When a breakdown in negotiations left the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas without garbage collection for two weeks in 2019, trash piled up around town and the streets reeked. As the world grapples with waste collection, residents of this city devised a local solution – with sustainable effects to outlast the strike.

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Where Warming Waters Kill Trout, Fish Hospitals Are Hatcheries’ Last Hope

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ClimateEnvironmentWater

Fish farming has become a popular industry in Indian-administered Kashmir, providing a steady livelihood for many – until the fish started to die. To find out why, a local university opened a fish hospital, providing treatment to the fish while determining the cause.

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Zimbabweans Say ‘Farming Is No Longer a Business’ As Dry Spell Ravages Harvest

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureBusinessClimate

In Zimbabwe, where the economy is already in crisis, farmers are struggling as intense heat and lack of rainfall decimate their harvests.

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In Kashmir, An Ancient Solution Solves a New Problem

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureClimate

In centuries past, people who live in this mountainous region are rumored to have created their own glaciers as a defense against foreign invaders. Now, artificial glaciers called ice stupas are protecting some farmers from the impacts of climate change.

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