Tag Archives: freshwater

Half a milliliter of water needed per Google search

The IEEE has released a unique map that shows the relationship between water and energy. Users scroll the world map and click on highlighted countries; data is then displayed giving an insight into the relationship between water and energy, the … Continue reading

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Battle for the Nile as rivals lay claim to Africa’s great river

With crises of population and resources upstream, there is now deadlock over who owns the Nile For a decade the nine states in the Nile basin have been negotiating on how best to share and protect the river in a … Continue reading

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Deadly floods kill twenty in north-east Brazil

At least 20 people have died in flooding in north-eastern Brazil after some areas saw more than 36cm (14 inches) of rainfall in three days. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10361810.stm

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Plan to pump water into Dead Sea makes environmentalists see red

Activists unite with industrialists to oppose World Bank study into project to transport water from Red Sea http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/20/plan-pump-water-dead-sea-environmentalists-red

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In pictures: China floods

Deadly floods cause chaos in southern China http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10360075.stm

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Rescuers hunt for dozens missing in Arkansas floods

Rescuers in the US state of Arkansas are searching for more than 20 people missing after floods swept through campsites in a national park.¬†At least 18 people were killed in the floods on Friday and more than 20 others taken … Continue reading

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The Big Picture on Water

An amazing collection of images created by the Big Picture for World Water day: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/03/water.html

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Chinese engineers propose world’s biggest hydro-electric project in Tibet

The impact of this dam if they construct it would be immense as it is 50% bigger then the Three Gorges Dam, the worlds biggest so far.The Brahmaputra is a very important river to India and Bangladesh so this is … Continue reading

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Conflicts Over Nile River Water Useage

An interesting article on how countries the Nile flows through are disagreeing on who has the right to use water from the river. The upstream countries seem to hlod the upper hand in this dispute.http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2010/05/2010519183943413127.html

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