Daily Archives: January 20, 2013

Ocklawaha River Paddle – January 19, 2013

Knox Bagwell led nine Sierrans on a beautiful paddle down the twisting tree covered Ocklawaha from Gore’s Landing to Eureka.  We experienced the eternal magic of the historically famous Ocklawaha River, one of the few remaining “Old Florida Rivers.”  This river marks the western edge of a flat, sand pine scrub […]

Asian Water Issues

April 17, 2011 (AP) Water wars? Thirsty, energy-short China stirs fear By DENIS D. GRAY, Associated Press   BAHIR JONAI, India – The wall of water raced through narrow Himalayan gorges in northeast India, gathering speed as it raked the banks of towering trees and boulders. When the torrent struck […]

Africa Water issues

August 27, 2004 Sub-Saharan Africa Lags in Water Cleanup By SHARON LaFRANIERE JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 26 – Sub-Saharan Africa is lagging far behind the rest of the developing world in access to clean water, with more than 4 out of 10 people still relying on rivers, ponds or other unsafe sources […]

South America Water Issues

February 13, 2006 Gualeguaychú Journal A Back-Fence Dispute Crosses an International Border By LARRY ROHTER GUALEGUAYCHÚ, Argentina — For Argentines, few traditions are more treasured at this time of year than a relaxed beach vacation, preferably in neighboring Uruguay. But the residents of this border town are risking their countrymen’s […]

North America Water Issues

January 12, 2013 (New York Times) As Texas Bakes in a Long Drought, Water Becomes a Focus for Legislators By MANNY FERNANDEZ   AUSTIN, Tex. — There is usually no shortage of controversial and politically divisive issues for lawmakers to address in the opening days of a state legislative session, […]

Mideast Water Issues

October 27, 2010 (New York Times) Dubai Struggles With Environmental Issues After Growth By LIZ ALDERMAN DUBAI — Dubai’s skyline is the most sparkling in the Middle East. But down on the ground, the environmental problems of a quickly constructed city built on sand look a lot less alluring. In […]