Tag Archive: Water scarcity

Troubled waters: India’s Ganges River has bleak outlook

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India’s Ganges River (also known as Ganga) has always had a revered spot among Indians for its cultural and religious importance. It supports nearly 400 million lives as it flows from the Himalayas and undoubtedly one of the world’s most prominent rivers. Recently, a disconcerting report has highlighted that the river is highly vulnerable to …

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Adaptation and poverty in Ethiopia

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently published some research which found that, in poor countries such as Ethiopia, poverty is a seriously barrier to adaptation. Apparently, more than a third of rural Ethiopian households have not made any adjustments to their farming practices in the face of global warming. This is despite the …

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