18 July 2007

Don't Say a Word

According to This BBC Report scientists connected with Boston University have found an underground lake nearly the size of lake Erie in the Darfur region in Africa. Several sources have cited the major reason behind the long-lasting conflict in the region as a lack of natural resources - namely water.

Many agree that the ability to use this lake as a source for over 100 wells and a connection to irrigate farms and communities will offer a great chance to ease - and possibly end - the conflict as well as offer a better sustainability to refugee camps throughout the area.

This is the kind of news I like to hear. Scientists working for the betterment of the global community. And the scientists have committed to continue using satellite images of the area and others around the world to help pinpoint certain resources and environments that will be beneficial to different countries and regions.


At 9:37 AM, August 14, 2007 , Blogger Somebody's Princess said...

...and random blog surfing finds a purpose :) I've apparently been out of the loop in keeping up with all things Darfur.


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