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In Mexico, Baby Turtles May Become an Unlikely Casualty of the Coronavirus

Region: Mexico

Topics: CoronavirusEarthEnvironmentWater

Sea turtle hatchlings in Mexico have long relied on tourists to protect them as they made the difficult journey from their nests to the sea. Now the tourists are gone, and local conservationists fear that many turtles won’t make it to the open ocean.

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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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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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Uganda’s Cage Fish Farms Restore Fish Populations, Raise Water Quality Concerns

Region: Uganda

Topics: EarthEconomyEnvironmentJobsWater

On Uganda’s Lake Victoria, cage fish farms take the guesswork out of fishing, as farmers feed fish in controlled areas – which makes them easy to harvest. But as the popularity of fish farming grows, residents worry about its effect on local water.

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Panning for Gold, Pining for Water: Illegal Mining Taints Bulawayo’s Water Supply

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ExtractivesLegal RightsWater

Mining activities clog nearby rivers, which means less water stored in the dams that supply Zimbabwe’s second-largest city with water.

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Residents of Zimbabwe Suburbs Scramble for Water as City Infrastructure Falters

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthHuman RightsInfrastructureWater

In Zimbabwe’s crowded capital, outdated water infrastructure struggles to meet growing demand as drought dries up wells across the city. Now, residents of the city’s far-flung suburbs, often first to feel the effects of water shortages, demand action.

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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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Water Scarcity Creates Hardship for DRC Community, But Some Find Opportunity Instead

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessWater

In Madula, a fast-growing community near the DRC city of Kisangani, water scarcity is a major problem. But some local people have managed to turn it into a job opportunity.

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Water Scarcity Creates Hardship for DRC Community, But Some Find Opportunity Instead

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessWater

In Madula, a fast-growing community near the DRC city of Kisangani, water scarcity is a major problem. But some local people have managed to turn it into a job opportunity.

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There’s More Money for Clean Water in Zambia, but Little Has Changed

Region: Zambia

Topics: Water

The Zambian government sets aside increasingly larger amounts of money for water access and sanitation each year, but less than half of that money winds up being spent in that sector. Meanwhile, cholera, an illness often caused by dirty water, remains a daunting problem.

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