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Rony Mukherjee
Rony Mukherjee

the rivers that once exist but now lost like saraswati of india which our rig veda says in its nadistuti a mighty river.i want to know about such rivers in the world 

jim gibson
jim gibson

how do they get there water supply?

Clint Westmoreland
Clint Westmoreland

World water crises.....i bought a 50 dollar hand filter that removes 99 percent of just about everything.  

No more crisis

come on people, the earth is covered with water, desalination plants are popping up all over the planet. The Mississippi river is cleaner than it was in 1940.  You can buy a 36 pack of bottled water for less than 4 dollars at walmart.

Let go of the propaganda BS and let's start focusing on the real problems.  We have more pollution and chemicals in our fresh vegetables and chicken then we ever will in our water.

George Zip
George Zip

All I know is that when I buy shrimp, the Vietnamese shrimp that are HUGE and are frozen as soon as they are caught are by far the superior tasting shrimp on the market.  Maybe the gunk they used to disperse the oil in the gulf affected shrimp because they are bottom feeders, or perhaps it was another industrial chemical that did them in but if you eat a fresh caught Louisiana shrimp than eat a flash frozen Vietnamese shrimp I guarantee you will never buy American shrimp again.  With bottom feeders, the cleaner the water the cleaner the shrimpy!  Tell that to George Zip!

Alex Baum
Alex Baum

I have heard otherwise.  This dam is not going to serve that many households at all.  It could, but it won't.  The Belo Monte is going to be used instead for industrial purposes (i.e. mining and high-yield soy bean production) and will benefit large corporations more than anything else.

Joel Wischkaemper
Joel Wischkaemper

This piece is part of Water Grabbers: A Global Rush on Freshwater, a special National Geographic News series on how grabbing land—and water—from poor people, desperate governments, and future generations threatens global food security, environmental sustainability, and local cultures.

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A little problem fully as significant as the artificial warming of earth.  Google infrastructure report card and have a fine time gagging the next time you drink water from the tap.

Ashish Manohar Urkude
Ashish Manohar Urkude

Can all the major rivers above 500 kilometer length around the world be so beautiful again? Look at Ganges, Yamuna, Colorado, ....can they be so fresh and beautiful again?

Connie Williams
Connie Williams

@Clint Westmoreland  I believe you are mistaken. Water will become an issue before lack of food will. Fracking and chemical spills will speed it along. Climate change will finish it off.

Connie Williams
Connie Williams

@Clint Westmoreland  I believe you are mistaken. Water will become an issue before lack of food will. Fracking and chemical spills will speed it along. Climate change will finish it off.

Joan Soldwisch
Joan Soldwisch

@George Zip ..... has it occured to you that those bottom feeding Asian shrimp.....might be feeding on something else as equally yukky than oil residue.  Remember the tsunami in that part of the world a bit ago that washed thousands of people into the ocean?

Joel Wischkaemper
Joel Wischkaemper

@Ayesha Night-Storm @Jacob Hanson-Harding   No..doesn't work.  They want what they have to work, and it does not work.  The world over.. the world over.. we learn new tricks or pass from sight, and the indigenous people in the United States particularly, do not learn new tricks.

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