Syria Launches its First “Water Scarcity Park” : “Following five years of drought which has driven nearly half a million people away from drought-hit areas and put the country at risk of increasing desertification, Syria has inaugurated a water scarcity park to highlight the need to conserve dwindling water supplies.”
Plastic Bag Ban in Italy Starting Jan 1: “’Sustainability is made of little changes to our lifestyle that don’t cost us anything and can save the planet,’ said Stefania Prestigiacomo, Italian Environmental Minister, as she confirmed that a ban on non-biodegradable, single-use plastic bags will take effect on 1 January 2011, for all of Italy.”
Terrible flooding in Machu Picchu, Peru this week has left thousands of tourists stranded.
American helicopters have been airlifting citizens out of danger, but what will happen to Peruvian locals who are now homeless and vulnerable to the elements?
This video outlines the efforts made by the Chinese government to curb the effects of a drought that is effecting three million people in the southwest region.
Newport, Rhode Island, a popular tourist destination, suffers the same problems as many other old cities– water pollution caused by deteriorating sewage systems and urban storm runoff. Watch the video here.