A massive forest fire has been raging in Alberta, Canada, for nearly a month. Scientists say warmer, drier weather has increased the frequency and intensity of fires. For this month's Environmental Outlook: wildfires, climate change and threats to North America’s forests.
The earth’s population is growing at a steady rate, and the agriculture and industry it takes to maintain this population uses more and more water every year. Many analysts believe that these demands, combined with wasteful and inefficient water management practices, are stressing the world’s freshwater stores beyond their limits. A panel talks about the political and environmental issues created by the world’s increasing demand for fresh water.
- John Briscoe senior water advisor for the world bank
- Sandra Postel Director of the Global Water Policy Project
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