Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Death of the World's rivers

A United Nations report to be released this week will reveal thathalf of the world's 500 biggest rivers are seriously depleted.

The Nile and Indus are greatly reduced by the time they reach the sea; the Colorado and Yellow River rarely reach the ocean at all; the Jordan and Rio-Grade are dry for much of their length.

This week's UN report will officially warn the world's governments of an "alarming deterioration" in the planet's rivers,lakes and other freshwater systems, a "Disaster in the making" according to the report.

1 Comments:

At 6:33 PM, Blogger David Nettleton said...

Indeed the world rivers are slowly drying up and we are losing them at an alarming rate, but isn't it superb to find that the aral sea is finally returning to its former glory. Some postive news for you there

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