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America's biggest food production companies face a growing threat of water scarcity, according to a new report from ceres, an environmental. By 2025, two-thirds of the world's population may face water shortages learn more about water scarcity, and some key solutions to address it. Water scarcity hurricane maria decimated puerto rico's drinking water infrastructure last september permanent water restrictions approved in california. Misery in slow motion: the deep and long lasting effects of drought analysis from world bank, published 24 oct 2017.
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