Study: Southeast's Cheap Access To Water At Risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new study says global warming and population
growth threaten the Southeast's already precarious water supplies
by fueling more extreme drought and degrading water quality.

The report's summary says the changes will probably put an end
to the region's traditionally inexpensive access to water.

The study was commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund and
conducted by scientists at the U.S. Forest Service. It looked at
four major river basins that run through Alabama, the Carolinas,
Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The river systems are among the most biologically diverse in
North America, with hundreds of unique marine species at risk.

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  • by N/A Location: KnottCo. on Jul 11, 2008 at 06:20 PM
    One day water will be a costly commodity. When we see people like T. Boone Pickens investing in the water industry...Look Out, high prices are on the way.
  • by D Location: KY on Jul 11, 2008 at 10:04 AM
    Watch out! Al Gore and Global Warming are coming to get you! I bet that if I manipulated enough data like a liberal organization such as the World Wildlife Fund does, I'd be able to prove empirically that Dunkin Donuts is the one and only cause of global warming. I agree that we need to conserve and live cleaner lives, but every time the whackos bring out the global warming boogie man, it makes me want to burn tires in my front yard. The planet has had a cooling trend for the past 10 years, but you don't hear about that too much, and when you do, it's expalained away by bs from the Al Gore camp. Bottom line, the sun is the major cause of global warming, it is in a cycle where it is hotter and there is nothing we can do about it but adapt and suck it up.
  • by Mr. Obvious on Jul 11, 2008 at 09:54 AM
    Global warming...geez the coal companies and rednecks have destroyed these water supplies indefinitely. Next time you turn on your tap just remember that everything you flush down your commode will end up coming out of someone else's tap. People don't realize that when we run out of water we are done.....dead.


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