Daily Archives: May 20, 2011

The Middle East is running dry – and into the perfect storm?

Water, it’s the very stuff of life, and a high-resolution analysis of the most water-stressed places on Earth reveals anew a stark reality. The Middle East and north Africa (Mena), currently in the middle of a historic wave of unrest, is by far the worst … Continue reading

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China warns of ‘urgent problems’ facing Three Gorges dam

The Three Gorges dam, the flagship of China‘s massive hydroengineering ambitions, faces “urgent problems”, the government has warned. In a statement approved by prime minister Wen Jiabao, the state council said the dam had pressing geological, human and ecological problems. The … Continue reading

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