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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Chairman of Syngenta’s Board of Directors, Michel Demaré, today outlined the company’s position on Monsanto’s recent approach, which was rejected for not being in the best interests of Syngenta, its shareholders and its stakeholders.last_img

first_imgThe American Southwest is running out of water. For a powerful reminder, if any is needed, of why builders in Western states should integrate water-conservation strategies in all new buildings, check out a new book by James Lawrence Powell, Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming and the Future of Water.Powell’s message is stark: according to scientists’ best predictions, millions of Americans living in the Southwest will face unprecedented water shortages in the next few decades. The rapid growth of Southwestern cities was made possible by two huge Colorado River projects undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: the Hoover Dam, completed in 1935, and the Glen Canyon Dam, completed in 1966.Although the two reservoirs created by these dams, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, allowed millions of Americans to move to the desert, Colorado River water is now being consumed at such a high rate that the reservoirs are rarely full. At the end of October 2007, Lake Powell and Lake Mead each held only 49 percent of capacity.For decades, the Bureau of Reclamation’s predictions of Colorado River flow have been based, to put it charitably, on wishful thinking and junk science.Powell shows how federal bureaucrats and politicians used flagrant exaggerations to promote dams on the Colorado River. Powell writes, “As experience accumulated, it became apparent that not only did the agency routinely underestimate costs, it did so by at least a factor of two.”The taxpayers ended up footing the bill for dams that supply farmers with subsidized water that costs far more to deliver than the value of the resulting harvests justifies. Powell concludes that these massive Western water projects amounted to “a kind of hydraulic Ponzi scheme.”During most of the twentieth century, the Bureau of Reclamation, using language that harkened back to the early… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next RELATED VIDEOFormer NBA star Metta World Peace says he’s open to playing in PH2.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Given a chance, what excites the former Lakers forward is the opportunity to strut his stuff in front of fans who have never seen him play live.“I really want to play in front of fans that I have never played in front of. I’ve been in the NBA for just 18 seasons. I played in China for a season, and I wanted to play in China because I wanted to play in front of the Chinese fans and they were so supportive over the last couple of years. And then, I went to Italy and played in front of the Italian fans. It’s a great experience,” he said.“So if I do come here to play one day, I’ll be fortunate and I want to win.”However, World Peace said that everything is still up in the air right at this moment, with him still being undecided what to do next.“As of right now, I’m not sure where I’m going to play this year. I might go on business this year and play next year. But I really enjoy my business and I really enjoy playing basketball,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:20US Defense chief Mark Esper visits Manila American Cemetery for wreath-laying ceremony01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “I’m still in pretty good shape and I’d really like to play basketball. I think I’m going to play until I’m about 45,” World Peace shared on Sunday in a media conference.READ: Metta World Peace says Fil-Am son gets PH passport, hopes to play for GilasFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWorld Peace did not hesitate when asked if he’d be open on taking his talents to the Philippines, noting that the idea of being an import in the PBA had been broached before.“I was planning to go to the Philippines two years ago. And I’m not gonna count it out,” he said. “I play basketball every day. It’s not hard to find an NBA team for me, it’s not hard to make a Filipino team or a European team. I can do that in my sleep,” he said. LATEST STORIES Metta World Peace. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netAt 37 years of age, Metta World Peace is already at the twilight of his career.But the 2004 NBA Defensive Player of the Year begs to differ and said that as far as he’s concerned, he’s still in tip-top shape.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Injured Madarang hopes to play for Malditas in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more