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7 countries battling water issues

Aug. 31, 2012, 11:07 a.m.
earth lights seen from space

Photo: NASA/GSFC

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From melting glaciers to rising sea levels

If you were to understand our planet only from the images that NASA and other space agencies snap from above, you might think we were a bucolic, peaceful species at home with our environment. But the planet has plenty of eco-problems — especially with water. Across the globe, permafrost and glaciers are melting, while sea levels are rising.

 

Here are seven images of countries from space and the water concern that each nation faces.(Text: Katherine Butler)