Mexico City Keeps Sinking As Its Water Supply Wastes Away

A large crack cuts through this Mexico City street. Half of the street is lower than the other half, one of many signs this metropolis is sinking.

“We are depleting volumes of water that took hundreds, thousands of years to store. Sooner or later it will run out,” says Mexico City’s outgoing water system director.

(Image credit: Carrie Kahn/NPR)