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ROME (along with Mexico City, Tehran, etc etc) IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER: The combination of leaky aqueducts and global warming-driven drought has put Rome at risk of running out of water. Rationing has begun in the capital as rainfall totals in some parts of the country are 80% belong the average. Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans at risk for drastic water rationing as soon as this week.

Banglador India joins global mega cities running out of drinking water: Even as global technology corporations expand their footprint in the outskirts of India's third largest city, the aquifers are being pumped dry.
Nestlé Sucks Up Huge Profits From Public Water Supplies While Depleting Aquifers: Northwestern Michigan is the latest battle ground against the ubiquitous global juggernaut, which pays a $200 permit fee to pump 130 million gallons of water a year. The brands to look for are Ice Mountain and Pure Life if you want to support Nestle's effort.

Bolivia's Lake Poopó Disappears for Good: Foreshadowed by a 30,000,000 fish die off in 2014, Lake Poopó dried up, forcing new climate refugees into a sad future elsewhere.

Iran: The Persians are facing a water nightmare as the country continues to deplete its groundwater. According to the New York Times, 70% of Iran's groundwater has been sucked up in the past 50 years. As lakes and rivers disappear, the prospects for any type of farming are grim.
The Third Pole: Chinese scientists have issued an uncharacteristically scary paper describing the devastating effects of rapidly melting glaciers in the western region of the empire. The region includes the Himalayas and the Tibetan Highlands. The 46,000 glaciers are the key source of water for about 1.5 billion people. Ironically, the rapid shrinkage is also causing flooding, landslides and more severe drought cycles. |READ|
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