A briny future for Bangladesh

Increasing salinity now threatens 17% of land in Bangladesh, according to new research carried out by the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC).

Bangladesh, a country with one of the highest population densities in the world, is also the country most vulnerable to sea-level rise. Most of the country is low-lying; and in some areas groundwater levels have dropped below sea level, due to climate change, overuse of groundwater and river diversion projects. http://www.thethirdpole.net/a-briny-future-for-bangladesh/

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