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A $130 million boondoggle?

For years, Hall County in northeast metro Atlanta has sought federal permission to build a new reservoir north of Gainesville.

The planned Glades Reservoir is supposed to slake that growing county’s thirst for decades to come and building it was high on Gov. 233 more words


Ethiopia’s Gilgel Gibe III Hydropower Project is a Threat to Lake Turkana

The massive Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project is currently under construction on the Blue Nile River. It started on April 2011 and now is more than 40% complete. 434 more words

Renewable Energy

California now a water police state: State orders farmers not to water crops, violating century-old water rights

(NaturalNews) As California’s drought worsens and the availability of potable water continues to decline quickly, regulators in the state have become increasingly strict in imposing rules and fines in order to conserve what water remains. 678 more words


List: Real fears for the future

Warning: This is not a happy post. These are concerns that deeply distress me, so don’t expect me to end this with a light little pun or anything. 311 more words


Water Rights in Bolivia: The Consequences of Neoliberal Economics in Bolivia

In the early days of September, 1999 the President of Bolivia Hugo Banzer signed a contract with the Bechtel Corporation. This contract privatized the water supply of the Bolivian city of Cochabamba under the ownership of Aguas del Tunari, a subsidiary of the Bechtel Corporation. 697 more words

Human Rights Dossier

Global Warming greatest threat

AKA Climate Change.

In an article in the Guardian, UK, Ami Sedghi reports that a recent survey of people in 40 countries. Nineteen of the 40 countries picked climates change to be the issue that they worry about most. 145 more words

Climate Research

California Water Wars Escalate: State Changes Law, Orders Farmers To Stop Pumping

Source: ZeroHedge

“In the water world, the pre-1914 rights were considered to be gold,” exclaimed one water attorney, but as AP reports, it appears that ‘gold’ is being tested as… 107 more words