“This is the case for many African cities, where local governments have been unable to keep pace with change. As a consequence, they have been unable to provide dwellers with proper infrastructures for the provision of water and the collection, transportation, processing and disposal of waste materials.”
This opinion piece in the Japan Times examines the challenges of providing safe water in parts of the African continent.
“Unfortunately, this seldom seen weather feat also proved to be very problematic for the many tourists visiting the park during their vacation, with entire roads shut down because of the snow-packed and icy conditions, and visitors being urged to use 4 Wheel Drive or snow chains while driving.”
The Grand Canyon was dusted in a layer of snow this New Year’s Day, writes the Daily Mail.
“Whatever you fancy, if you compare your purchase to an average 350ml of bottled water selling for about A$2.50, ‘then you’ve certainly got wine that’s cheaper than buying a bottle of water,’ says Prof Kym Anderson from the Wine Economics Research Centre in Adelaide.”
The BBC reports on the cheapness of wine in Australia.
Main image: Grand Canyon National Park at Flickr Creative Commons