Drought, dry conditions push Lake Mead to lowest level on record

Drought, dry conditions push Lake Mead to lowest level on record

Lake Mead is 29 percent full, the lowest level since it was originally filled more than 80 years ago
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1972 United Nations Conference on the Environment in Stockholm
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Dykstra: The Earth Summit to end all Earth Summits

In 1972, world leaders had gathered in Stockholm in an unprecedented acknowledgement that we were running into trouble. The gathering hammered out a weighty Statement of Principles. It was the first draft of an owner’s manual for planet Earth, but it left much to do.

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