California, supplier of nearly half of all U.S. fruits, veggies, and nuts, is on track to experience the driest year in the past half millennium. Farms use about 80 percent of the state’s “developed water,” or water that’s moved from its natural source to other areas via pipes and aqueducts. As the maps above show, much of California’s agriculture […]

Source: Emma Batha and Ye LiMore, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 10/10/2013, http://www.trust.org/item/20131010104744-rc623/?source=facebook. Readers: Every year, around 3 million girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa alone. It is also practiced in pockets of the Middle East and Asia. FGM, which involves the removal of external genitalia, can cause serious physical and emotional damage, and even […]