lundi 16 février 2009

Photo Gallery: Global drought

In Lake Pillsbury, California, US, a boat sits stranded, truly high and dry. A third year of drought has prompted California state water officials to urge conservation

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Days of dust: the impact of global drought

Gallery (22 pictures): Water, the single most vital element for life on earth, is dwindling. From China to California, Australia and Kenya, global drought is having a huge effect. The reasons are simple and familiar – a warming planet and human overexploitation for food and industry. Their effects – denuded landscapes, mass starvation and death – are equally familiar. What is not so certain is a solution

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