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Nepal: The Fog Catchers

Posted by hetty7 on April 21, 2011

This article is from myrepublica, and informs the importance of water in this Himalayan region. This is an important question facing revolutionaries of this century: how resources will be used (or not) and their long term impact on the natural world. Posting here does not imply endorsement of views presented.

The Fog Catchers

“A specially designed mesh is spread between poles and erected on a ridge. The mesh traps water particles from the wind that carries the fog through the ridge on which the device is installed.”

“It quickly becomes evident to the thirsty residents of Kathmandu that despite the fog that descends in the cold winter months, the Valley is unfit to have the mesh installed. Water is indeed everywhere, but far from being readily available.”

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Nepal Maoists Storm Indian Hydropower Office

Posted by celticfire84 on April 19, 2011

The following piece from the Deccan Harald documents a direct action carried out by the Nepalese Maoists that demonstrate an increasingly heightened militancy.  India has for years swindled Nepal by unfair water contracts and has exploited Nepal’s natural resources for generations.

Nepal Maoists storm Indian hydropower office

Kathmandu, Apr 17 (PTI)

The Maoists in Nepal have stormed a function organised by an Indian hydropower major GMR and demanded the scraping of its project in the western part of the country, alleging it was against the interest of Nepalese.

Activists of Unified CPN-Maoist, the largest singly party and the main ally of the ruling CPN-UML coalition, Nepal Workers and Peasants’ Party and Rastriya Janamorcha disrupted the interaction programme organised by GMR. Read the rest of this entry »

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