“Until 1990, this point marked the smooth confluence of the river with Lake Powell, one of the largest reservoirs in the U.S. But the lake has shrunk so much due to the recent drought that this waterfall has emerged, with sandy water as thick as a milkshake.”
Writers for National Geographic document the changes along the Colorado River as a result of drought in the area.
“The standoff in a nation with more water resources than any other country in the world portends further conflicts as the planet grows increasingly urban. One in three of the world’s 100 biggest cities is under water stress”
BusinessWeek reports on Brazil’s worst drought in eight decades, and how Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo are fighting over what little water is left.
“It’s any book-lover’s, boat-lover’s, dammit London-lover’s dream: a 100 year-old Dutch barge converted into a floating library, moored on Regent’s Canal in leafy, tranquil west London.”
“The government hand everything out now to private companies – in the old days, the government used to be the ones who looked after everything. How the hell can you privatise water? It’s the basis of life.”
Harry Leslie Smith, veteran campaigner for the poor and the NHS, speaks to journalist Owen Jones about his life, his experience of the Great Depression and his fears for modern Britain.