Unprecedented saltwater intrusion in Mekong Delta

Low water levels in the Mekong Delta have allowed seawater to penetrate 56 miles inland, ruining vast swathes of cropland, says Reuters. The delta grows half of Vietnam’s rice and provides 60 percent of its shrimp and fish. Vietnam is suffering the worst drought in 90 years, with the El Niño weather pattern believed to… » Read More

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