Nepal Has 11 Hour Blackouts as Climate Change Dries up Its Rivers

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The state-run Nepal Electricity Authority has had to cut power for 11 hours a day beginning this week, because river water levels have dropped dramatically, according to AllHeadlineNews.

With its steep terrain topped by glaciers, Nepal has the greatest hydro power potential in the world, at 84,000 megawatts. To date, only a small portion of that has been developed, 600 megawatts - enough to serve a small population who live a much less energy-intensive life than people in the US.

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