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100,000 north Alabama customers advised not to drink water due to chemical contamination

The West Morgan East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority has advised the approximately 100,000 people served by the TENNESSEE RIVER water system not to drink tap water until further notice due to potentially hazardous levels of chemical contaminants PFOA and PFOS.

As populations swell and water becomes scarce, food prices could double: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Swelling populations and demand for food combined with ever scarcer water and land resources could lead to a doubling of food prices and trigger civil unrest in some developing countries, a new report says.