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Energy-rich Qatar faces fast-rising climate risks at home

Nov. 26, 2022 06:45 AM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — At a suburban park near Doha, the capital city of Qatar, cool air from vents in the ground blasted joggers on a November day that reached almost 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit). The small park with air-conditioned paths is an apt illustration of...

EXPLAINER: World Cup host Qatar relies on desalination

Nov. 10, 2022 08:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arid and surrounded by the salt waters of the Persian Gulf, World Cup host Qatar is among the world's most water-stressed countries. The nation of 2.9 million people has no rivers, and receives less than four inches (10 centimeters) of rain per year on average. ...

Drought-stricken California approves desalination plant

Oct. 13, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — With California struggling through historic drought, the state's Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a desalination plant that could turn up to 5 million gallons of seawater a day into drinkable water. The commission voted 11-0 to approve the proposed...

Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue

Sep. 20, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a midterm campaign season dominated by inflation, abortion and crime, there’s another issue that is becoming more urgent in Western states: drought. The topic of water historically has played little to no role in campaign ads in much of the region, but...

In Mexico's dry north, Colorado River adds to uncertainty

Sep. 12, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

MEXICALI (AP) — When Gilbert Quintana, a farmer in the Mexicali Valley, learned he would soon lose 15% of his water supply, he did what he's done before in a pinch: buy water from other growers in northern Mexico. But Quintana worries that such workarounds won't always be possible....