Archive for June, 2019

The Parched Tiger: India’s Sixth Biggest City Is Almost Entirely Out Of Water

Via CNN, an article on India’s water scarcity crisis: The floor of the Chembarambakkam reservoir is cracked open, dry and sun-baked. About 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) away, in Chennai, India’s sixth largest city, millions of people are running out of water. Chembarambakkam and the three other reservoirs that have traditionally supplied Chennai are nearly all dry, […]

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The Parched Tiger: India Confronts Unprecedented Water Crisis

Via The Asia Times, an article on India’s drought: A water crisis of epic proportions looms as taps run dry across urban and rural India. In some parts of the country, private companies are asking their employees to work from home since they have run out of water. However, even as most parts of India reel under […]

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The Parched Tiger: India’s Catastrophic Drought

Via Third Pole, a sobering report that on the severity of India’s drought: On June 5, it drizzled for about ten minutes over most of Marathwada in India’s western state of Maharashtra. That made headlines in the local media, because it was the first time since August 17, 2018, that anyone had seen a drop […]

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The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Power for Ethiopia, Disaster for Egypt?

Via Future Directions International, an article on the Grand Renaissance Dam: Key Points The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is an integral part of the Ethiopian economic and political development strategy. It is hoped that it will provide much needed electricity for industrial development and give the country greater control over the flow of the […]

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How Climate Change Can Fuel Wars

Courtesy of The Economist, commentary on the fact that droughts are already making conflict more likely and – as the world gets hotter – mayhem could spread: On the outskirts of Baga Sola, a small town in Chad not far from the border with Nigeria, is a refugee camp called Dar es Salaam. The name […]

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