Tag Archives: Water

U.S Intelligence: Looming Water Wars Will Add to Global Insecurity


  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owens_Lake  This once bountiful lake dating to 12,000 years ago is the “sacrificial lamb” that, since 1913, has been diverted to feed the needs of Los Angeles, an otherwise desert community.  It is, in microcosm, a vision of our … Continue reading

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Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu: What will it do to the Amazon?


There are ecological disasters happening the world over.  We cannot stop many but we should also be aware of the more destructive of home and environment.  The first is the Three Gorges          Dam in China, the third largest proposed dam … Continue reading

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Protecting the Amazon Rainforest


At least on paper there appears to be an effort on the part of the state of Amazonas to sustain its part of the forest.  We hope this is a shared plan for sustainable logging. -carlos Extensive Inventory Forms Basis … Continue reading

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New Discovery: Uplift of Andes 14 million Years Ago Created the Amazon River


The Amazon, the world’s largest river, used to be a large wetland connected to the Caribbean until 14 million years ago, when the uplift of the Andes mountains caused an enormous change in continental drainage, blocking westward flow, creating the … Continue reading

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The (almost) End of Water


Hydraulic Pressures Into the Age of Water Scarcity? (from Foreign Affairs magazine, September/October 2010 Three new books about water agree that the world is facing serious water crises but have very different ideas about how to address them, especially when … Continue reading

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Who Owns Water? More Valuable than Oil.


Blue Gold: http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/. This is an excellent documentary about capitalism and the rare resource of water. If you can see it (or read the book), do. Interesting discussion of world hydrology and who owns the water we drink. On 12/26/10 … Continue reading

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