Colorado, stealing the river
The Colorado is the third longest river in the world. It rises in the united states and ends up 2000 kilometers south in the Cortez sea. To develop cities like Las Vegas and irrigate enormous swathes of agricultural land in the middle of the desert, the Americans built some ten dams on the Colorado. As a result only 9% of its waters reach Mexico.The Colorado delta is dying, along with its fish, mammals and plants. And its human population too. Today the delta has been reduced to 5% of its size, and all around has become desert, as far as the eye can see. A spectacular ecological disaster.