Going Green

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Water Wars May Be Coming

You folks who live where water is abundant don't understand this issue. Here on the Plains we know about water and how critical it is to survival. Plenty of early range wars were fought over water sources. He who controlled the water controlled the range.

Probing Question: Are water wars in our future?

Monday, June 2, 2008

By Lisa DucheneResearch/Penn State
Schoolkids know that over 70 percent of Earth's surface is washed in water. Yet very little of that abundance — less than two percent — is available for drinking and agriculture. Over the last 50 years, moreover, freshwater use has tripled as global population has doubled, leading to scarcities in many regions of the globe. According to the United Nations, over 1.1 billion of the world's people lack access to a clean water supply.

With rapid population growth, wasteful practices, and impending...(complete article here).

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