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  • The United Nations late last week denied Haitian claims for compensation in the wake of a cholera epidemic brought, widely believed to have been brought to the island nation in October 2010 by UN Nepalese peacekeepers.
  • The Chinese government has finally admitted to the existence of “cancer villages,” where decades of land, water and air pollution has caused the rates of cancer to be exponentially higher than they should be. The villages are typically located next to factories or polluted waterways, the largest source of the cancer-causing chemical pollution.
  • 22 Feb 2013- 09:36 by Local Press Report BOSTON Seeking Alpha The report, Global Mining Industry: Water Scarcity to Raise Capex and Operating Costs, Heighten Operational Risks, comes as more miners venture further afield, often to some of the most parched places on the planet, in search of new
  • 21 Feb 2013- 09:33 by Local Press Report BEIJING Reuters China aims to spend $850 billion USD to improve filthy water supplies over the next decade, but even such huge outlays may do little to reverse damage caused by decades of pollution and overuse in Beijing's push for rapid economic growth
  • The final stages of a $50 million USD infrastructure project to bring piped water, power and transport to Uganda’s Bugala island are to begin construction this April, the Ugandan project operator has announced.