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Published: Wednesday 3 August 2011
(NaturalNews) Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I'm about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.
During the dry season from June to September, the village women in Morocco's mountain regions travel more than three hours every day to fetch water for their families from the nearest well. Starting in early July 2011, fog nets are being installed in these areas with support from the Munich Re Foundation to improve the water supply.
Companies including Gap, Kraft and MillerCoors are all dealing with financial hits from water shortages and floods, according to news reports. The Gap cut its profit forecast by 22 percent after the Texas drought killed much of the year’s cotton crop, Reuters said .
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[04/May/2010] By: Mahmoud Assamiee SANA’A, May 04 (Saba)- Yemen is one of the poorest ten countries in the world in terms of water scarcity and the poorest one in the Middle East region. With the population's explosion and expansion of growing qat tree, the narcotic plant which its young leafs are chewed, water crisis has become a real challenge threatening almost all parts of the country.