Ever since the beginning of this nation, Americans have always been able to take for granted that there would always be plenty of fresh water. But unfortunately that is rapidly changing. Due to pollution, corruption, inefficiency and the never ending greed of the global elite, the United States (and the entire world) is heading for a very serious water shortage. According to a new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than one-third of all counties in the lower 48 states will likely be facing very serious water shortages by 2050. And Americans certainly do use a lot of water. In fact, a five minute shower by an American uses more water than a typical person living in poverty in a developing country uses in an entire day. For hundreds of years, North America has been blessed with an overabundance of fresh water, but those supplies are quickly running dry. If the breadbasket of America were to dry up, what would that mean for the future of this nation? Why?
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The Fact File » Your source of factual information on today's top issues.Energy Justice NetworkStop the Canadian Oil Sand Madness NowHistorically, surface mining has been used to extract tar sands and this method has produced at much CO2 as all the cars in Canada. The tailings, what are left when the bitumin has been extracted, are being stored in ponds. In the tailings pond, the sand, clay and water separate out. The water is sent back to the plant to be reused. Even so, the huge amounts of water needed threatens the world's third largest watershed. Mining is the oldest technique for removing the bitumin from oil sands. Between the ever increasing air pollution and the poisons and heavy metals built up in the tailing ponds that may now been seen from space, there has been a rise in certain cancers and syndromes since oil sand production ramped up in 2005.
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OVERFISHINGIndia, Pakistan and the Snow Leopard: Javed NaqiGuest post by JAVED NAQI Photo Credit: Flickr User Tambako the Jaguar Amongst the lesser known casualties of the conflict between India and Pakistan is wild life. Kargil, a district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is a remote, arid-cold and high altitude area. Since the district lies on the ceasefire line, the Line of Control, that marks the territorial divide between India and Pakistan, the region has witnessed the brutal brunt of Indo-Pak enmity. Natural habitat of the snow leopard Uncia uncia, the snow leopard, the world’s most elusive feline, is usually found in the mountains at elevations of 3,000 to over 5,000 m (10,000 – 17,000 feet). The Line of Control passes through the habitat of the snow leopard and other wildlife. For Kargil and Drass, the snow leopard is a symbol of the survival of life forms in a region with a harsh climate. Photo credit: Aishwarya Maheshwari/WWF-India (The author, a native of Kargil, is an Assistant Professor in Higher Education based in Srinagar.
Et tu, Mr. Destructo?: Game Over: Scans of Over 50 Ron Paul NewslettersFor a certain segment of the Ron Paul fanbase, no evidence of his disseminating hateful, paranoid material will ever be enough. Citing James Kirchick's piece in wasn't sufficient, because Kirchick could have just been "making everything up." Then, when I and others posted copies of "," that too wasn't convincing. Well, now there are many documents. As I said in my rundown on the Paul platform over at Vice, reasonable fans of Dr. there's no way Paul could have been ignorant of the content [of] 8-12 page newsletters published under his name for over ten years. Further, you can't dismiss this in the name of higher political or socioeconomic aspirations. when you opt to support anti-imperialist and civil liberties ideals by supporting Paul the Candidate, you end up supporting everything else about him. It's fine to have convictions about things he believes in. And still, for the faithful, this will not be enough. Ron Paul Newsletter—April, 1993: The New York Bombing Dr. "Dr. "St.
Oceanography SitesGeneral Sites: About Oceans - Field Trip with trivia questions and more Oceanography from Mrs. Biomes: Sharks: Secret World of Sharks and Rays from PBS Sharks from Enchanted Learning Whales: Sea Worms - Porifera - Sponges - Odiorne Point State Park web pageLeopard attacks villagers in India – in pictures | World newsA leopard strayed into Prakash Nagar village in India and mauled several people, including three guards, before being caught by forest officials. The animal, which suffered injuries caused by knives and batons, died later in the evening at a veterinary centreDon DeBar's BlogThe Beatles Complete On UkuleleThis leopard's death is a familiar tragedy | John BarkerThe attack by a leopard on up to six forest rangers in Siliguri in the Sikkim region of north-east India was a tragic result for both the people and animal victims of the conflict occurring between humans and wildlife. In this case it was a male leopard, a species that sometimes adapts to moving into semi-urban areas, that became cornered – and as the photos in the press clearly show, the animal was fighting for his survival as only such a big cat can. The tragedy of its death occurred in a situation where the forest guards were clearly attempting to safely stop it in its tracks. Human-wildlife conflict issues in India – and particularly in the northern areas of the country – are one of the daily concerns for so many rural communities. Elephants coming to feed on crops or just moving through a farmer's fields can decimate a farmer's annual crop in a single night, and predators such as leopards and tigers take valuable livestock.
The American DreamThe BeatlesThe Beatles was an English Rock band and one of the most famous comedy routines of all time. The classic lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard "Ringo Starr" Starkey. History Origins Our story begins with young art students Len Johnson and Paul McSpaniels on the top deck of a Liverpool bus. The two were sharing a Woodbine when somebody spoke, and they went into a dream. Before settling on the name that made them famous, the combo performed in many of their front rooms under a variety of names, including The Clay Men, Johnny and The Moptops, The Silver Bullets, The Big Three, The Fab Four and The Slaughterhouse Five, but their break came when, by fantastic chance, they won a residency at the local Cotton Club, owned by Pete's mum. There it was that, surrounded by sailors and prostitutes, The Beatles looked on in shock as a drunken Stu Sutcliffe appeared naked on stage to make his epoch-making speech "Ich bin ein Hamburger". Second Album Fame.