"We are already experiencing a “mass ageing” of water storage infrastructure," the UN warns.
Once, not that long ago, the Mekong River in Southeast Asia was a formidable waterway, but it has been largely tamed.
Wet rice cultivation is not without grave environmental costs. In fact, it comes with an enormous footprint.
Even a small garden makes a difference, a researcher says.
Everywhere they looked the scientists observed a warming trend of 0.02 to 0.04 Celsius between 2009 and 2019.
Compared to coffee, a popular cash crop, avocado is more tolerant of variations in precipitation.