Click on the photo to go to a photo essay by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It depicts how water-related climate change issues–rising sea level, tidal surges, drought, and river erosion–threaten the livelihood of subsistence farmers in the low-lying delta region of Bangladesh.
Or: “A contentious pipeline (and I don’t mean Keystone XL)”
Or: “Colorado vs. Mississippi tug o’ war over the Missouri”
The slices of the Colorado River pie are getting cut thinner and thinner. With growing populations in southwestern cities and increased needs for irrigation, doling out the dwindling supplies of the Colorado River has reached such a dried up state that government agents are suggesting piping water from the Missouri River 600 miles across Kansas to Denver. The federal Bureau of Reclamation (part of the Department of the Interior) will be releasing a report this week proposing a constellation of options for mediating growing concern over water supplies for the ~25 million people who rely on the Colorado River, reports the NYTimes.
“If your life’s work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you’re not thinking big enough.”