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Thirsty Planet

Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water -- either too much or too little. This documentary explores some of the most pressing water problems and some innovative solutions by visiting two countries where water issues are critical: India and Israel. A vast and ecologically diverse country, India suffers from water problems found across the globe: flooding, drought, pollution, and lack of access by the poor. In Israel, a combination of cutting-edge technology and sweeping government policy has largely solved the nation's long struggle with water scarcity. But the benefits of abundant water are not shared equally throughout Israel and the West Bank.

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Clean up the crime in subsidized housing!

File under: housing, federal crimes in substandard subsidized housing complexes, rent, landlord, tenant, HUD, Massachusetts

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From: typog b., Rockland, MA

I've witnessed property managers turn a blind eye to crime on their subsidized property. Children being raised and growing up in such housing complexes get conditioned and grow numb to baseball bat beatings, guns, sword slashings, knives, and drugs. Time for HUD to concentrate on cleaning up the crime in their subsidized multifamily housing complexes so future generations don't end up conditioned to such low living standards. HUD needs to enforce their rules and regulations and start fining private corporate owners and managers of subsidized housing complexes. HUD also needs to offer realistic protections to those residents having the courage to report these substandard conditions.


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American RadioWorks |
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Thirsty Planet

Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water -- either too much or too little. This documentary explores some of the most pressing water problems and some innovative solutions by visiting two countries where water issues are critical: India and Israel. A vast and ecologically diverse country, India suffers from water problems found across the globe: flooding, drought, pollution, and lack of access by the poor. In Israel, a combination of cutting-edge technology and sweeping government policy has largely solved the nation's long struggle with water scarcity. But the benefits of abundant water are not shared equally throughout Israel and the West Bank.

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