It’s just past noon on a Wednesday, but the bar at the Ski Inn in Bombay Beach, California, is already packed. Bombay Beach is not their destination, just a side trip to see the ruins of the once-famous party town.
More people around the world are fighting over water, according to the Pacific Institute, a United States-based think tank. But in Africa the rate of the increase in water-related conflicts is proportionally less than it was in previous decades.
A number of major battles — some involving soldiers and others not — have been fought over oil, particularly in the Middle East since the mid-20th century. Thanks to different kinds of conflicts and so many areas of drought around the world, those fights have shifted in certain places to water.
Researchers from six organizations have developed an early warning system to help predict potential water conflicts as violence associated with water surges globally.
California will impose new limits on water usage in the post-drought era in the coming years — but a claim that residents will be fined $1,000 starting this year if they shower and do laundry the same day isn’t true.
Climate scientists warn that the scale and devastation of the wildfires are clear examples of the way climate change can intensify natural disasters.
The challenge is as forbidding as it is global, verily the outcome of the cocktail of burgeoning population, poor management of resources, and extreme weather events linked to the climate crisis.
The water crisis is one of the most important problems the world faces and will be an increasing factor in conflict, a freshwater policy expert told Anadolu Agency.
It’s sometimes said that water is worth its weight in gold. While that may not be strictly true in an economic sense, it’s hard to think of any other natural resource as vital to life as simple H2O.
In the past ten years, we lost hope in American politics, realized we were being watched on the internet, and finally broke the gender binary (kind of). So many of the beliefs we held to be true at the beginning of the decade have since been proven false—or at least, much more complicated than they once seemed.
On Wednesday 11, the House of Representatives approved the base text of the bill establishing the new legal framework for basic sanitation. One of the main points is the greater ease for private sector entry in the provision of the service.
The prospectus for brewing-giant AB InBev’s $5 billion Asian IPO earlier this year included 58 references to water—an acknowledgment, CEO Carlos Brito says, of the commodity’s increasingly tenuous status and its importance to the business.