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Drinking water in peril around world as earth’s major rivers continue to dry up

Climate change among reasons for crisis

August 26, 2022  By Ground Water Canada


The Colorado River flowing though the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Photo credit: © Hyrma / Adobe Stock

The world’s rivers are disappearing, and everything from shipping routes, agriculture and drinking water are being negatively affected. Accelerating climate change is among the reasons for the drying up of such major rivers as the Rhine, Danube, Yangtze and Colorado. Climatologists cite rising global temperatures for decreased snow which leaves less water available to flow into rivers and streams. BNN Bloomberg report | READ MORE


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