In Russia, a drying lake threatens an ‘era of water wars’

Reuters: In Russia's Siberian south, near the border of Mongolia, the world's largest freshwater lake is shrinking. The surrounding communities depend on Lake Baikal, which contains about one-fifth of the earth's unfrozen freshwater reserves, for their power, water and livelihoods. But in the past four months the lake's water level has dropped so low that experts are calling it a crisis - one they warn could lead to conflicts in Russia over water. The lake is now at its lowest level in over 30 years and......

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