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NEWS AGENDA: October 1 – 5
WikiTribune journalists are examining issues about water for the next few weeks. These range from reporting about how water is sometimes used as a weapon in times of war, as well as plans to use technology to combat water scarcity around the world. You can find more details about the project here.
Lydia Morrish is looking at how water is sometimes used as a weapon of war in conflict-ridden countries. She will be focusing on the situation in Yemen, where water facilities have been under attack since 2015. According to UNICEF, four children a day die in Yemen due to cholera. Yemen’s cholera outbreaks have been directly linked to the water crisis. Read Lydia’s recent story about the recent election in the Maldives.
Charles Turner will be writing about so-called “superfund” sites in the United States. Over 1,800 areas of the U.S. are contaminated with hazardous waste and must be cleaned, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. These polluted zones are known as “superfund sites” and some of them have gone uncleaned for well over a decade. Read his recent story about the rise of cooperative companies owned by workers.
George Engels is looking at “How fish might become the next resource that countries fight over.” Read his recent story about the decline in global press freedoms.
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