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  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:29 by Local Press Report LOS ANGELES CA Los Angeles Times In the decades since engineers first blanketed the Los Angeles River with concrete, working-class communities along its armored banks have struggled with blight, poverty and crowding — unintended consequences perhaps of an
  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:21 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Business Insider India The Supreme Court on Wednesday said pollution-free water forms a basic right under the constitutional framework as it took suo moto cognisance of the issue of contamination of rivers by sewage effluents. A bench, headed by
  • 18 Jan 2021- 08:20 by Local Press Report ST MORITZ Swiss Info Surrounded by snowy mountains, Lake Sils is the biggest lake in the Engadine Valley in the Swiss Alps. The lake surface of four square kilometres is currently covered with a 18cm of ice, and the frozen water creates strange noises that
  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:19 by Local Press Report BAOTOU ECNS North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region plans to afforest about 3.3 million hectares of land in the next five years, local authorities said Tuesday. The afforestation project is aimed to raise the region's forest coverage from
  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:16 by Local Press Report CASPER WY Fairfield Citizen Leaders of several tribal nations said a Trump administration decision to permit five oil companies drilling rights in Wyoming will destroy cultural resources, compromise air and water quality and violate existing treaty rights,
  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:25 by Local Press Report YANGON Myanmar NOW Residents of two villages in Yangon region’s Twante township met with representatives of a nearby fertilizer factory and government officials last week to demand the closure of the foul-smelling plant. The meeting took place on December 29
  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:23 by Local Press Report TRIPOLI China.org The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday said it has provided access to clean water for thousands of internally displaced Libyans in and around the capital Tripoli. A total of "2,547 families, of whom, nearly 4,597
  • 11 Jan 2021- 12:21 by Local Press Report GUATEMELA CITY SciTechDaily In what may be a sign of climate-change-induced conflict, researchers have captured rare photographic evidence of a jaguar killing another predatory wild cat at an isolated waterhole in Guatemala. In the footage, a male jaguar
  • 12 Jan 2021- 13:54 by Staff- Water Diplomat BANGKOK, Thailand The government of Thailand has expressed concern about plans by Laos to build another hydroelectric dam on the Mekong River, citing environmental concerns. Thailand has called for a more comprehensive scientific study into the impact of
  • 12 Jan 2021- 15:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LINCOLN, United Kingdom It was climate change, not the Mongol insurgency led by Genghis Khan that caused the demise of Central Asia’s river civilisations in the early 13th century, new research suggests. The lands around the Aral Sea basin were once
  • 13 Jan 2021- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent St Paul MN, United States Last month, opponents of Canadian pipeline company Enbridge’s new $2.6bn Line 3 Canada-US oil pipeline replacement project have filed a lawsuit to halt construction following concerns from environmentalists and indigenous
  • 13 Jan 2021- 11:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The government of China has approved a new law on Yangtze River conservation, following a third review, which will take effect on March 1 2021. The new legislation is part of China’s efforts to protect the country’s “mother river” which
  • 3 Jan 2021- 08:05 by Local Press Report HARARE NewsDay Zimbabwe Parliament has moved to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury, with legislators taking turns to condemn the use of the highly toxic element in gold extraction because of the serious environmental and health dangers it poses.
  • 3 Jan 2021- 07:54 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Times Live A malnourished donkey that went missing for a month has been reunited with its owners after being rescued by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) from an island on the Vaal Dam. NSRI station commander Jake Manten said a rescue
  • 3 Jan 2021- 07:51 by Local Press Report FORT COLLINS CO CBS Denver The historic wildfire season of 2020 could impact drinking water for more than a million Colorado residents. Environmental researchers and natural resource specialists have conducted a BAER Survey, which stands for Burned Area

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