12 Aug '17, 8am

This is heartening - we can clean up after our messes

“Don’t waste your time,” doubters reportedly told a self-organized group of villagers in South Kerala who wanted to resurrect their once-teeming river. According to local Indian press, years of industrial seepage transformed the Kuttemperoor River into a giant cesspool that produced nothing but disease and devastation. Located in Alappuzha district, the river has reportedly shrunk from 120 feet wide to 20 feet wide, and all traces of aquatic biodiversity vanished. But earlier this year, 700 people felt they simply had to try. They had to try to bring their river back to life.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/700-indian-villagers-waded-through-t...

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