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Nigeria's Water Bill Could Criminalize Drinking Water For Millions

An environmental law passed this month in Lagos is a "death sentence," activists warn.<p>It’s a bitter irony not lost on its residents: Lagos, Nigeria, is surrounded by an abundance of water, but millions of inhabitants in Africa’s most populous city can’t drink it.<p>The coastal city that’s bordered by …

Africa

Why ‘hydro-politics’ will shape the 21st Century

It's been called the 'next oil'. In the coming decades, the supply of water has the potential to influence geopolitics, diplomacy and even conflict.<p>The 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace pits 007 against an evil criminal syndicate bent on global domination. Sounds par for the course… but this …

Water

The Mekong | The Economist

Can one of the world’s great waterways survive its development?<p>GUO, the driver, pulls his car to a merciful halt high above a crevasse: time for a …

Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria

YABUCOA, P.R. — José A. Rivera, a farmer on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico, stood in the middle of his flattened plantain farm on Sunday and tried to tally how much Hurricane Maria had cost him.<p>“How do you calculate everything?” Mr. Rivera said.<p>For as far as he could see, every one of his …

Caribbean

The day that changed tsunami science

It was 3:00 p.m. on Christmas day, 2004 when Stuart Weinstein’s pager buzzed in the operations room at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii. …

Natural Disasters

Stories of survival and hope after Nepal's earthquake

‘For six days we stayed on the side of the hill so that we could save ourselves’: photojournalist Kieran Doherty meets people affected by the earthquakes that destroyed parts of Nepal in 2015. He talks to survivors and visits Oxfam projects that are reconstructing the country, including cash for …

Natural Disasters

Floods, landslides triggered by heavy rain kill 47 in Nepal

Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 47 people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday.<p>The …

Greece: Wildfires rage in holiday town near Athens

Firefighters are struggling to contain a fast-moving forest fire in a popular coastal holiday spot northeast of the Greek capital. Dozens of homes …