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  • 26 Jul 2019- 11:01 by Local Press Report TOKYO Space Daily Japan's astronauts could be drinking water distilled from their own urine in the near future, thanks to the latest innovation from Japan's space agency. Satoshi Matsumoto of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said the
  • 19 Jul 2019- 13:16 by Local Press Report LISBON The Portugal News Drought is affecting over 90% of Portugal however plans for contingency measures to be put in place have been dismissed as water saving campaigns begin. The Minister for the Environment, José Pedro Matos Fernandes, has declared that
  • 17 Jul 2019- 12:25 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG Times Live Lindiwe Sisulu, tasked by President Cyril Ramaphosa to clean up the department of human settlements, water and sanitation, says SA's water sector requires urgent attention and more resources if it is to avoid an imminent collapse
  • 25 Jun 2019- 10:50 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU London Evening Standard Human waste left by a record number of mountaineers crowding Mount Everest this climbing season threatens to contaminate drinking water for local communities, campaigners have said. The popularity of the world's highest
  • 10 Jun 2019- 07:39 by Local Press Report CHANDIGARH Business Standard Hundreds of people are visiting a village in Haryana's Rewari district daily to get 'miracle' water that they believe is a panacea for several diseases, including diabetes. Even though the local administration has
  • 23 May 2019- 11:07 by Local Press Report RIFT VALLEY The Star The Kenya Wildlife Service has started a 100-day restoration of Lake Nakuru National Park. The park faces problems including pollution, human-wildlife conflict, farming, dumping of solid waste and untreated sewage. The park is also
  • 17 May 2019- 07:58 by Local Press Report HARARE The South Africa Zimbabwe has sold nearly 100 elephants to China and Dubai for a total price of $2.7 million over six years, the country’s wildlife agency said Wednesday, citing overpopulation. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe
  • 1 Apr 2019- 11:07 by Local Press Report MANILA Inquirer When bombs began to rain on her Marawi City neighborhood in 2017, Subaida Mangutara was left with no choice but to flee. Her new dwelling was amid heaps of garbage and human waste thrown into Estero Tripa de Gallina. The entire family, however
  • 27 Mar 2019- 06:21 by Local Press Report BAMAKO CNN News A jihadist insurgency [has] spread into the north and center of Mali [from] 2012, and foreign troops and the government have been unable to fully regain control over large regions of the landlocked West African country. Much of the violence
  • 26 Mar 2019- 06:07 by Local Press Report TORONTO ONT Human Rights Watch World Water Day on March 22, 2019 is a reminder that many of Canada’s First Nations communities do not have safe drinking water, Chiefs of Ontario and Human Rights Watch said today. The groups issued a draft guide on the human
  • 26 Mar 2019- 06:07 by Local Press Report ROME The Tablet Access to clean, fresh water is a fundamental human right that must be defended, especially in poor areas where men, women and children are suffering the deadly effects of climate change, Pope Francis said. In a message marking World Water
  • 15 Mar 2019- 11:53 by Local Press Report DURBAN IOL News South Africa's tap water is safe to drink, the Department of Water and Sanitation said on Wednesday following a media report in which an online travel company alleged otherwise. "Government assures the public the tap water in the
  • 26 Feb 2019- 10:10 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Star The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has issued an alert on increased incidences of human-wildlife conflict. KWS said the ongoing dry spell being experienced in most parts of the country is displacing wildlife from their traditional habitats in
  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN News24 The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) intervention at the severely polluted Vaal River has received a whopping R240m cash injection, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) heard on Wednesday. However, there is still a
  • 19 Feb 2019- 06:44 by Local Press Report GAZA CITY Duke University Israel’s targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on human welfare and livelihoods in both locations, a new report by researchers at Duke University and the

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