The basin of the Riachuelo river in Buenos Aires is home to nearly five million people, and it has been polluted for 500 years, ever since the Spanish first erected tanneries on its banks. Until 2004, nobody expected any change in that situation.
That’s right: since launching the site in 2010, we’ve published fifty interviews – and three special presentations as well, a concert and two documentaries. You haven’t heard much from us lately not because we had nothing to say, but because we’ve been too busy to say it.
(Reprinted from Equinox magazine, 1990)
by Silver Donald Cameron
"I saw a graveyard of ships rotting in the dried-up seabed," writes Sandra Postel in Pillar of Sand, her new book on the world’s water problems. "I stood on a seaside bluff outside the old port town of Mynak, but I saw no water – the coastline and the sea were 40 kilometers away.
This message is forwarded from The Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net (http://cruisersnet.net/ ), a site maintained by Claiborne Young for cruising skippers operating between Virginia and Florida.
I thought some of the readers of Cruisers Net might like to see the live ROV coverage of the leak so I attached the link below.