Archive for 2024

A Cowboy Entrepreneur Dreams of a Massive Water Pipeline Over the Rockies

Via Mother Jones, a report on a proposed project which could be “the largest privately funded water project in Western history”: Water is life. It’s also big business. In our November + December 2023 issue, Mother Jones dives into the West’s deepening water crisis—and the forces behind it, from historic drought to short-sighted policies to […]

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The Parched Tiger: Drying Up – What Urban India Needs to Fix its Water Problem

Via the Indian Express, a report on India’s water crisis: Reduced river flows and falling water tables have made the summer harsher in several parts of the country. In Karnataka, the season began early, in March, when the drought, which carried over from last year, created and aggravated a water crisis in the state’s capital, […]

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Why Is the Colorado River Running Dry?

Via Mother Jones, an article on the impact – not just of drought – but the impact of putting sacred cows above farmers, cities, and a secure future on the Colorado River: The Colorado River seen flowing south from Lake Powell through the Navajo NationRussel Albert Daniels Water is life. It’s also big business. In […]

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Mexican Cities and States Could Run Out of Water: What’s the Solution?

Via Modern Farmer, a report on how more than 22 million people in Mexico City could face a complete water shortage this month, and millions more around the country deal with frequent droughts and water shortages. This article examines whether it time to rethink our relationship with water? It was mid-February, and in Oaxaca City, […]

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US Groundwater Is Being Shipped Overseas

Via Mother Jones, a commentary on how Western states are selling off their aquifers to China and Gulf States: Alfalfa hay is a water-intensive crop, and exporting it is equivalent to exporting precious groundwater.Jack Richardson Water is life. It’s also big business. In our November + December 2023 issue, Mother Jones dives into the West’s […]

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The Global Race for Water in the Arizona Desert

Via Mother Jones, a podcast on a surprising contributor to the water crisis in the American West: Bales of hay are stored under shelters at Al Dahra Farms in the McMullen Valley in Wenden, Arizona. John Locher/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. Nine […]

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