2 Jun 2021 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Persistent dry weather in central and southern Brazil has led to a water scarcity warning, rising electricity prices, falling crop yields and the threat of wildfires. Lowest reservoir levels since 2015 cause headache for the country's largest electricity source, while commodities markets see hike in sugar and coffee futures.
28 May 2021 Geneva, Switzerland
Weather-related disaster triggered 3 times more displacements than conflict in 2020. The latest annual report by the IDMC focuses on climate change as a driver, and highlights need for better data and sustainable, locally owned solutions.
26 May 2021 Taipei, Taiwan
Global industries face escalating microchip supply chain bottlenecks as Taiwan continues to ration water in the face of the worst drought in 56 years. The island nation has had no significant rainfall in more than a year.
26 May 2021 Delhi, India
A shortage of firewood and rising funeral costs are forcing grieving families to abandon traditional Hindu cremations. Alarmed by the risk to water quality, the national government has instructed states to clamp down on the practice and provide support for "dignified cremations".
25 May 2021 Tehran, Iran
Hydro dams at 50 Percent capacity, leading to power outages across the country and prompting authorities to ship water to worst-hit regions. Meanwhile cryptocurrency miners consume massive quantities of electricity amid allegations that the country is using them to circumvent trade sanctions.
25 May 2021 ROCHEFORT
Monks are concerned that proposed environmental changes would affect the taste of its famous beer.
25 May 2021 PARIS
Effects of central France extraction by iconic Volvic brand described as akin to "desertification".
25 May 2021 ANKARA
In the context of climate change, water is no longer "cheap" in Turkey.
11 May 2021 Palo Alto
Electric vehicle battery production is a thirsty business, and Tesla claims to have found a way to address this. Patent applications provide clues as to how. Added mystery surrounds the apparent disappearance of the company that initially filed the patent applications.
7 May 2021 Vienna
Energy security, severe pollution from mining operations, flooding and water shortages could all lead to increased tensions in "one of the planet's warming hotspots".
4 May 2021 TOULOUSE, France
Satellite data offers new methods of measuring individual glacier elevation and mass; regional variations detected. Glacier melt accelerating and contributing to sea level rise.
1 May 2021 BANGKOK
Thailand is embarking on an ambitious industrialisation drive along its eastern seaboard; local communities and conservationists fear water "conflict".