Tag: drought

ENVIRONMENTAL SUICIDE

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WHAT IS IT WHO’S CREATING ITS CONDITION             ONCE UPON A TIME man and beast coexisted upon this vast swathe of land called earth. They did so by respecting each other’s respective boundaries and territories. SINCE that time man has slowly encroached upon regions where beasts once thrived and upon lands where well-meaning men and women […]

EGYPT’S THRUST FOR WATER: Opportunity for Collaboration with Neighbors.

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Egypt gets 95% of its water from the Blue Nile, which is one of two major tributaries of the Nile River. The Other major tributary is the White River which originates in Uganda. Egypt is concerned that the diversion of that water via a Dam will affect the flow of the Nile River water to Egypt, which it disparately needs to sustain itself. The Dam is 20% complete and is expected to cost $4.2 billion to complete. Ethiopia states that it needs that Dam to help generate the necessary hydropower to grow its economy.