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The news is pretty grim today. I have some news articles for you that you may have missed, and lots of arts stories. It’s Friday night, and it’s been a horrible week.
We start with news from Al Jazeera:
Both countries warn of the potential economic, environmental and humanitarian effects in the event of a spill or explosion from the FSO Safer.
From Deutsche Welle:
Regions around the world are facing drought and water scarcity, even where rainfall was once plentiful – and it will only get worse as the planet warms. In many parts of the world, cities and countries are learning to adapt.
In 2018, taps in Cape Town, South Africa, nearly dry, making it the first major city in the world to face the risk of run out of water. That problem hasn’t gone away – this year communities in Nelson Mandela Bay, about 750 kilometers (460 miles) to the east, could see their reservoirs depleted by July.
Cape Town managed to avoid “Day Zero” by introducing strict water restrictions for businesses and residents. The city increased water rates and fines for overuse and worked with the agricultural sector to reduce water use and retain soil moisture.