Power Outages and Water Shortage Grips Myanmar Capital of Yangon

Residents of Yangon, Myanmar’s commercial capital city, queued for water on Monday as rolling power outages aggravate the economic misery brought about by last year’s military coup. “We can use charcoal for cooking, but we can’t live without water,” said …

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Announces $500 Million Plan to Claim Water From Colorado

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced on Jan. 10 a $500 million project to divert water out of the South Platte River in Colorado to ensure his state gets its fair share. At a press conference, Ricketts proposed building a canal …

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Spain Investigates “Scandalous” Draining of Reservoirs During Drought

The Spanish government launched an investigation after it was revealed that a power provider emptied two reservoirs amid a heatwave and drought to take advantage of exceptionally high electricity rates. The dams of Samora and Caceres in western Spain were …

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