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Photos show what living in 17 countries with ‘extremely high water stress’ looks like on the ground

Research shows 17 countries face "extremely high" water stress, mostly in the Middle East and North Africa. These photos show the reality for each.
The WRI report found that New Mexico faces extremely high water stress, while four other states have high water stress.

New Mexico faces extreme water scarcity on par with the United Arab Emirates. Experts warn more ‘day zeros’ are looming.

The global water crisis will bring more "day zeros," when a city's taps run dry, a new report says. Worldwide, 17 countries face extreme water stress.
A woman shields her child from the wind while walking on sand dunes in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

The climate crisis is inherently unfair. These 9 countries will get hit especially hard as the globe heats up.

Climate change brings heat waves, food insecurity, and rising seas. These 9 countries will feel those effects severely.
Dust storms are becoming more common due to drought.

A potentially deadly fungus that can travel up to 75 miles in the air is spreading, and California’s droughts are making it worse

Droughts and dust storms linked to climate change are spreading valley fever fungus as far as Washington state, where it's likely to be misdiagnosed.
Indian youths walk on the dry bed of a lake covered with dead fish, on the outskirts of Chennai on June 9, 2019.

This popular tourist destination in India is experiencing a massive water shortage

Four main reservoirs in the city of Chennai have run completely dry, according to the BBC, forcing residents to line up for government supplied water.
A tabular iceberg floats in the ocean near Antarctica.

A pirate-fighting sailor wants to lasso and tow a 125-million-ton iceberg from Antarctica to solve South Africa’s water crisis

South Africa's capital is emerging from a water crisis. One man wants to tow an Antarctic iceberg north and convert it into drinking water.
The main recharge Dyke for the Coachella Valley, which helps protect the area from subsidence.

7 places that are sinking faster than anywhere else in the US

Multiple cities and towns in the US have seen their land dip lower, which could damage their infrastructure and make them more vulnerable to flooding.
Hurricane Michael sweeps the beachfront properties of Shell Point, Florida, on Wednesday.

We asked insurance workers where they’d live in the US to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they said

Actuaries weighed in on where they'd live to avoid devastating natural disasters such as hurricanes and extreme heat.
A vineyard belonging to Harvard-owned Brodiaea in Shandon, California.

Harvard has quietly bought $305 million worth of California vineyards. The water rights could be even more valuable.

Harvard University has purchased thousands of acres of California vineyards worth an estimated $305 million.