Deforestation with total loss of the Amazon – 2012
The Amazon is at great risk due to climate change and human-driven industrial development, including dams, mining, agribusiness and fossil fuel extraction.
The results of a show that it is actually losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. 30-year study Read More
The red area is 0 – 4% of normal rain precipitation
Reinforced by global warming, the west and center of the United States will possibly be extremely dry for decades.
Large parts of the US will be facing the worst drought in a thousand years, the second half of this century.
The ‘mega-droughts’ can persist for decades, predict US researchers from NASA and the universities of Cornell and Columbia. Read More
Sao Paulo state has received only a third of the rainfall
Brazilians in the southeast of the country should immediately try to use less water and electricity.
The Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira, made this call last Friday night after a emergency meeting with the government about the worst drought since 1930.
Rio and Minas Gerais are asking residents and industries to reduce water consumption by as much as 30%. Read More
Sao Paolo waste water treatment plant
The Aquapolo project was initiated to address new government regulations to restrict industrial use of potable water in . São Paulo
Aquapolo will supply the Capuava Petrochemical Complex of Mauá, located in São Paulo’s ABC region, thereby conserving enough drinking water to continuously supply a population of 300,000 people. Read More
Sao Paulo runs out of water
Sao Paulo, Brazil, is in the midst of an untimely crisis that many claim could have been avoided – it’s running out of water, and fast. The Cantareira Water System , an interbasin transfer , provides less than 5% of its capacity of 1 trillion liters. Read More