Meanwhile the oil and gas industry wastes 5 million gallons of water for every fracking well. At the end of 2014, there were over 1 million fracking wells in the US alone.
Water The Observer
Why fresh water shortages will cause the next great global crisis
Last week drought in São Paulo was so bad, residents tried drilling through basement floors for groundwater. As reservoirs dry up across the world, a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. Rationing and a battle to control supplies will follow
Sunday 8 March 2015 11.05 AEDT Last modified on Monday 9 March 2015 07.12 AEDT
Water is the driving force of all nature, Leonardo da Vinci claimed. Unfortunately for our planet, supplies are now running dry – at an alarming rate. The world’s population continues to soar but that rise in numbers has not been matched by an accompanying increase in supplies of fresh water.
The consequences are proving to be profound. Across the globe, reports reveal huge areas in crisis today as reservoirs and aquifers dry up. More than a…
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