19 May '11, 11am

The Yangtze is low, the Mississippi high--what can these rivers tell us about green development? via @greenbiz

The Yangtze is low, the Mississippi high--what can these rivers tell us about green development? via @greenbiz

It is a gray, rainy day here in New York (this year is on track to be the second wettest year in New York history) and reading about the near-record floods on Mississippi has me thinking about saving water. You see, in China, the Yangtze River is at near-record lows , average snowpack in the Himalayas, which provide drinking water to over 40 percent of the world's population, continues to fall and food production is being dramatically impacted in Chinese provinces with a combined population of a few hundred million people. Lest you think that these problems are "over there," the Department of Interior just released a study showing that http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Interior-Releases-Report-Highlight... " target="new">climate change will result in temperature increases between five and seven degrees Fahrenheit and reductions in river flows in six of eight central an...

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