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Tuvalu water crisis highlights global concerns

Associated Press: Palelei Tovia recalls how Tuvalu islanders used to survive droughts with all-night vigils at wells to collect precious freshwater during the moments it seeped into the shafts. Tovia, now a schoolteacher, said that during the last bad drought 14 years ago, she stayed up beside a well with her high school friends, telling each other stories to stay awake. As the ocean tide rose, she said, it would push freshwater into the well, and they’d take turns scooping it out, cup by cup Continue reading

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