Water Woes & Wars

"Demand for water in agriculture and energy production could spike in the coming decades while catastrophic floods and droughts strike more often," reports The Independent.

With earth's population still on the rise, concerns about water scarcity are being expressed this week at an international water conference in Canada: "'At unpredictable times, too much water will arrive in some places and too little in others,' said Zafar Adeel, chair of U.N. Water which coordinates water-related efforts of 28 United Nations organizations and agencies. Within a generation, water demand in many countries is forecast to exceed supply by an estimated 40 percent. In other parts of the world prone to flooding, catastrophic floods normally expected once a century could occur every 20 years instead."

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The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.

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Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."

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Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club

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