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Bolivia's Lake Poopó Disappears for Good: Foreshadowed by a 30,000,000 fish die off in 2014, Lake Poopó dried up, forcing new climate refugees into a sad future elsewhere. |READ|

The Persians are facing a water nightmare as the country continues to deplete its groundwater. According to the New York Times, 70% of Iran's groundwater has been sucked up in the past 50 years. As lakes and rivers disappear, the prospects for any type of farming are grim.
The Third Pole: Chinese scientists have issued an uncharacteristically scary paper describing the devastating effects of rapidly melting glaciers in the western region of the empire. The region includes the Himalayas and the Tibetan Highlands. The 46,000 glaciers are the key source of water for about 1.5 billion people. Ironically, the rapid shrinkage is also causing flooding, landslides and more severe drought cycles. |READ|
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