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On ‘Day Zero,’ will Cape Town shut off its water?

If Cape Town gets to “Day Zero,” it will be the first major city in the world forced to cut off the vast majority of its taps. In 2015, however, a serious …

UN warns of worsening hunger in East Africa amid third consecutive failed rainy season

The third consecutive failed rainy season in East Africa has seriously eroded families’ resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is …

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded

The world has just witnessed the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, the United Nations weather agency reported …

California ‘rain debt’ equal to average full year of precipitation

A new NASA study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015 — the average amount expected to …