Friday, July 20, 2007

Vast Buried "Fossil Lake" Reported in Darfur

...Deep beneath the desert and scrub of northern Darfur, Sudan, lies a vast hidden cache of water, experts said this week. The newfound aquifer could turn the arid conflict zone into a broad oasis of farms and watering holes, according to Farouk El-Baz, director of Boston University's Center for Remote Sensing.

From National Geographic

From the Telegraph:

...Mr Baz, who led the Boston team and who was stationed at mission control for the Apollo lunar landings, has won commitments from Sudan's government for 1,000 wells to be sunk in Darfur.

Commercial sponsors who donate £5 million or pay for 10 wells will have their brands splashed across the wells, Mr Baz said.