The Independent reports frantic efforts by US Army Corps of Engineers amid fears that further rains could cause catastrophe.
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A dam has failed and caused "extremely dangerous" flooding on Puerto Rico's Guajataca river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say.
The heads of the three food agencies of the United Nations (UN) this week made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks.
Addicks and Barker reservoirs' dams and spillways were rated by US Army Corps of Engineers as "extremely high-risk" infrastructure.
Beaumont, which has a population of over 100,000 people, lost both its main and secondary water supplies 30 August. Hurricane Harvey caused the Neches River to overflow, which damaged the city’s water pumps, according to city officials.
While company scientists and senior executive Tillerson largely accepted the scientific consensus that global warming is real and poses significant risks, it spent thousands of dollars on regular advertorials in The New York Times (NYT) and other newspapers, in which it sought to cast doubt on the science.
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Lifestyle diseases have taken over as the leading causes of death on the continent. Diarrheal diseases take third spot, malaria drops out of top five.
There is a critical need to move from a linear model of water management to a circular one in which there is a feedback loop of integrating "waste" back into the system as a "resource." When applying this concept to water, examples include the reuse of wastewater for manufacturing opportunities and treating contaminated water and replenishing aquifers.
World would avoid dangerous global warming, but also prevent millions of premature deaths a year and create about 24 million more jobs than were lost.
While the country’s leadership continues to plough scarce resources into internationally condemned missile and nuclear programmes, North Koreans face incredible hardship as sanctions and the worst drought for almost two decades threaten to leave the already impoverished nation unable to feed its people.
Climate change is causing the Arctic to warm at about twice as fast as other parts of the planet, and in sub-Arctic Alaska the rate of warming is high. The permafrost is melting, releasing carbon and causing more warming.
At a legislative hearing on Wisconsin's incentive package for Foxconn Technology Group, a Department of Natural Resources DNR) official raised the possibility the company's massive water use might require approval by the other Great Lakes states. But later an attorney for the agency said no such approval is expected to be needed.
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Transferring water from the Sea of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea through pipelines to dry and water-stressed regions is the most effective strategy for tackling water shortage in Iran, a member of the country's Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said.
5.13 km long, walkway is made of individual interlocking plastic blocks and held in place by anchors spread across the structure.
Contrary to the common impression, rain has little to do with current flooding, says irrigation engineer.
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Hundreds of people are likely to have been killed in a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the country’s vice-president has said.
Research and Advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) this week issued a report accusing Brazil of not addressing longstanding water and sanitatio problems that have allowed the Zika virus outbreak to escalate, leaving the population vulnerable to future outbreaks and other serious public health risks.