‘The sand will bury us’ – BBC News

The deserts in China are constantly spreading due to human activities.
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-48561430/how-china-is-trying-to-stop-its-deserts-spreading

Medicaid expansion supporters drown out Kansas Senate proceedings – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Topeka, KS

Medicaid expansion supporters burst into chants and song during Senate proceedings Wednesday morning, bringing the chamber to a halt.The Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan, of Topeka, and eight others were apprehended after about 20 minutes of protesting. News reporters were ordered to leave before the arrests under threats from the Senate president’s staff of losing access to future Senate proceedings.Oglesby-Dunegan launched the demonstration by standing up in the gallery above the Senate floor and
— Read on www.cjonline.com/news/20190529/medicaid-expansion-supporters-drown-out-kansas-senate-proceedings

India’s water crisis is already here. Climate change will compound it.

Droughts and floods have pushed the nation’s leaky, polluted, and half-done water systems to the brink, writes James Temple.

A dire situation: More than 600 million Indians face “acute water shortages.” 70% of the country’s water supply is contaminated, causing an estimated 200,000 deaths a year. Almost half of the population will have no access to drinking water by 2030.

The cause: India gets more water than it needs, but capturing and delivering it to the right places at the right times is a huge engineering challenge. Agriculture, which uses 80% of the water, is hugely inefficient. It’s a problem that will only worsen with climate change.

What’s needed: India will need to totally overhaul how it uses water, while tackling the overlapping developmental, environmental, and economic challenges. Read the full story here.

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