Global Water Shortages May Be Far Worse than We Thought

Safe Bee: A new study found that about two-thirds of the world’s population, or some 4 billion people, face severe water shortages during at least one month of every year. Half of the 4 billion are in India and China, but people in other countries, including the United States and Mexico, are also affected. “Most water is used for food, so water scarcity primarily translates to decreasing or failing crop yields,” wrote study co-author Mesfin Mekonnen in an email to SafeBee. Mekonnena is postdoctoral researcher......

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