Facing severe water shortages, England now offers its citizens less water than Egypt and might one day grow as thirsty as Australia. A new report by the Environment Agency, a public body for protecting the environment in England and Wales, calls for strict water use controls in Britain. Climate change threatens to dry up much […]
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Source: CSRwire – March 24, 2009 – The role of business, investment, and media in solving global water crises. “Australia’s 12-year drought provides a litmus test for the viability of water solutions. Circle of Blue, a media company focused on water, launched a new web-based platform called Idea Central to gather solutions to Australia’s toughest […]
An interactive map of Circle of Blue’s coverage of “The Biggest Dry“. Use your mouse to drag the frame left, right, up or down. You can also use your mouse to zoom in and out. Map by Terrell Robbins.
Australia’s Epic Drought is Global Warning Circle of Blue Reports The grievous consequences of drought and global warming are more visible and dangerous in Australia than in any other industrialized nation. Wildfires last month killed 210 people in Victoria. The country’s greatest wetland, the Coorong near Adelaide, is drying up. And as it does, the […]
Will the sky ever listen again? A lone rice paddy stands flooded with water pumped from the ground near Deniliquin, New South Wales. In the face of water shortages, Australia’s rice industry has crashed, leaving farmers to convert from rice to other drought-resistant crops. by Keith Schneider Photographs by J. Carl Ganter Circle of Blue […]
Fish Come Back Dead Red Gum trees, Lake Pamamaroo near Menindee. by Keith Schneider Photographs by J. Carl Ganter Circle of Blue Reports MENINDEE, New South Wales – Aunt Beryl Carmichael, a storyteller and elder of the Ngiyaampaa (nee-yump-pah) people, was born more than 70 years ago on an Aboriginal mission across the Darling River […]
Using chants and stories, Aboriginal elder Beryl Carmichael shares with Circle of Blue the spiritual and visceral pain of a dry and dying Darling River.
Agricultural journalist Julian Cribb forecasts a perilous destiny for the world’s river basins and food baskets, a destiny he attributes to climate change and unchecked agricultural demand for water.
From any eye and all angles, the Murray-Darling River Basin conjures a grand but vexing vista. It stretches over a thousand miles across southern Australia. Its tributaries, wetlands and billabongs determine the landscape of those who live there — thousands of lives that in turn shape its fate too. J. Carl Ganter, an award-winning photojournalist, […]
Farmer turned conservationist, Greg Ogle explains how appearances can be deceiving.
Can a Century of Canal Digging, Channel Constructing, Man Made Plumbing Be Undone Once a farmer now a conservationist, Greg Ogle stands among Australia’s giant Red Gum trees northwest of Swan Hill that the epic drought has killed (click image to enlarge). by Keith Schneider Photographs by J. Carl Ganter Circle of Blue Reports Greg […]