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Archive for April, 2015

Turkmenistan Pledges To Curb Water Use

Via Terra Daily, a report on Turkmenistan’s new pledge to curb water use: The leader of Turkmenistan on Sunday pledged to streamline water use, a huge problem in the isolated desert nation believed to be among the world’s top water wasters. Some 80 percent of ex-Soviet Turkmenistan is covered by the Karakum desert, one of the […]

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The Parched Tiger: Groundwater Plummets In Indian Cities

An interesting look, via the New Indian Express, at the impending groundwater crisis facing many Indian cities: As summer peaks, Hyderabadis are once again turning to borewells, plumbing new depths, to extract groundwater. But, chances of finding the elixir of life are bleak — the latest data of the groundwater department of Hyderabad and Rangareddy […]

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Brazil Turns to Big Projects To Fix Water Crisis

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, an interesting article on Brazil’s plan to tap a long-polluted dam to alleviate a punishing water shortage: An aerial view shows illegally built slums on the border of the polluted water of Billings reservoir in São Paulo. As he stood by the dam that is a last hope for […]

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Exporting The Colorado River To Asia, Through Hay: Beneath California Crops, Groundwater Crisis Grows

Courtesy of the New York Times, a detailed look at California’s groundwater crisis: Even as the worst drought in decades ravages California, and its cities face mandatory cuts in water use, millions of pounds of thirsty crops like oranges, tomatoes and almonds continue to stream out of the state and onto the nation’s grocery shelves. But […]

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