environmental refugees

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Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land

Published: 
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:59am
Category: 
Water

When a powerful storm destroyed her riverside home in 2009, Jahanara Khatun lost more than the modest roof over her head. In the aftermath, her husband died and she became so destitute that she sold her son and daughter into bonded servitude. And she may lose yet more.

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Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War — Is it One of Many Climate Wars to Come?

Published: 
Tue, 09/10/2013 - 8:45pm
Category: 
Water

Climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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Climate Change Has Reached Our Shores

Published: 
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 8:40am

AS the world barrels toward a climate crisis of its own making, my country stands at the precipice. In the Marshall Islands, like elsewhere in the Pacific, climate change is no longer a distant threat, nor at the doorstep.