Showing posts with label water. Show all posts
Showing posts with label water. Show all posts

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Drought-hit Cape Town rejoices at rainfall

Drought-hit Cape Town
When the forecasts turned out to be true and rain fell from the skies, the residents of Cape Town in South Africa rejoiced, thanked God and stood outside to feel the water on their skin.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Phosphorus Pollution Reaching Dangerous Levels Worldwide

Phosphorus Pollution
Human-made phosphorus pollution is reaching dangerously high levels in freshwater basins around the world, according to new research.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Keystone spill from damage during installation

 Mechanical damage from construction of a section of the Keystone pipeline in 2008 in South Dakota likely resulted in the latest release, a federal report found.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Egypt rejects accusation of using Sudan's Nile water quota

Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry rejected on Wednesday the statements of his Sudanese counterpart that Egypt used some of Sudan's Nile water quota for many years.

Monday, October 30, 2017

63rd joint patrol on Mekong River completed

Mekong River
The 63rd joint patrol on the Mekong River with law enforcers from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand was completed on Sunday.

Monday, July 31, 2017

August Solar Eclipse Could Bring Disaster Nightmare to US

Solar Eclipse
The total solar eclipse that will sweep across the entirety of the continental United States on August 21 has the country’s emergency services officials bracing for impact.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

North Korea drought: Children at risk in 'worst crisis since 2001'

North Korea drought
North Korea is facing severe food shortages after being hit by its worst drought since 2001, a report from the United Nations says.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

North Korea severely affected by drought since April

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Wednesday a severe drought has been affecting the country, in particular the southwest coast provinces, for two months, while a nationwide campaign for preventing drought damage is being organized by government.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Insidious New Threat Could Lay Waste to the Prosperous Persian Gulf States

It appears that people living in the Persian Gulf states may be facing a threat far more sinister and realistic than sectarian violence or even nuclear war.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

World Meteorological Day celebrates importance of clouds for weather, climate and water

Clouds inspire art and thought, but few natural phenomena are as important to weather, climate or water, the United Nations meteorological agency today said, launching a digital cloud atlas to celebrate World Meteorological Day.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

FAO says climate change main challenge to meeting food needs as world population grows

Climate change is expected to be one of the main obstacles to feeding the world population, which is probably to top 10 billion by mid-century, according to a report on Wednesday from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Seven Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Found

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Native Americans in New Jersey Protest Pipeline in the Spirit of Standing Rock

Citing gains made by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, New Jersey’s Ramapough Lunaape tribe is preparing to challenge a potentially destructive oil pipeline that would directly affect native lands and the surrounding watershed.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

US controversial North Dakota oil pipeline project halted

The US Army Corps of Engineers have decided to halt an underwater pipeline project in North Dakota that environmentalists warn may damage local water qualities.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Jordan picks firms for ambitious canal project linking Dead Sea with Red Sea

Jordan picks firms for ambitious canal project linking Dead Sea with Red Sea
Jordan said Monday it had chosen five international consortiums to build the first phase of a multi-million-dollar canal linking the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fukushima reactor cooling system stops following quake & tsunami

The cooling system of the third reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has stopped circulating water following a powerful 7.3 offshore earthquake. TEPCO said it managed to restart the system some 90 minutes after the failure.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Researchers urge more regulation over pharmaceutical pollution in Britain's rivers

Pharmaceutical pollution in some of Britain's rivers has reached a worrying level, and researchers urged more regulation to address the issue, according to a study released Wednesday by the University of Leeds.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Oxfam Calls on Iraqi Government to Seek Help to Extinguish Mosul Oil Well Fires

The Iraqi government needs to explain why it has failed to extinguish a series of oil well fires that are contaminating water supplies and causing health problems for thousands of families in Mosul, a spokesman for the charity organization Oxfam told Sputnik on Saturday.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Russia and Japan discuss options for recycling wasted nuclear fuel from Fukushima

Russia and Japan are discussing options for removal of spent nuclear fuel from the reactors of the Fukushima nuclear power plant and its recycling, a source with the Russian nuclear industry told TASS.

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