freshwater resources

…For Fighting Over

Nuclear-Armed India Announces Water Cut-Off To Nuclear-Armed Pakistan

Uh-Oh: Union minister Nitin Gadkari in a tweet has confirmed that India would ‘choke’ the water supply to Pakistan in light of the Pulwama attack. The move comes in the backdrop of the February 14 attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, which resulted in the death of 40 CRPF personnel. India …


Great New Blog: AJWS Global Voices

American Jewish World Service, one of the most effective international anti-poverty and pro-development organizations in the worlds, has a new blog up.  It’s called Global Voices, and features not only the work of AJWS grantees but also how issues of poverty and human rights interact with ecosystem protection.  Some of the recent posts focus on …


The Dying Dead

Can something that’s Dead still be dying?  It can if it’s the Dead Sea and if it’s rapidly disappearing.  And it is. Check out this piece from this month’s Scientific American, which details the disappearance of the Dead Sea — which is really a highly saline lake — due to four states (Israel, Jordan, Syria, …