Chronic water scarcity has gripped India as the groundwater table continues to fall at an alarming rate. The current crisis is not just about the disturbed demand-supply curve but mismanagement of resources. Most water sources are contaminated by sewage and agricultural run-off. Rising population, sprawling cities, and an enormous and thirsty farm belt have jeopardized […]
The St. Bernard Parish water system has tested positive for a rare brain-eating amoeba, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed, about a week after St. Bernard Parish government officials assured the public that the parish was taking every precaution possible to flush out its water system.