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15 Sep 2020 SYDNEY, Australia
More than 1.2 billion people are at threat of being displaced by 2050, due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest, warns a new report by think tank the Institute of Economics & Peace.Predictions include that by 2040, 5.4 billion people – more than half of the world's projected population – will live in the 59 countries experiencing high or extreme water stress, including India and China...
10 Sep 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
Humanity’s destruction of nature is having catastrophic impacts on wildlife populations, human health and all aspects of our lives, reveals WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020. This loss of biodiversity is not only an environmental issue but a development, economic, global security, ethical and moral one too...
5 Feb 2019 KATHMANDU, Nepal
Climate Change Threatens Loss of Two-thirds Of Hindu Kush Himalaya Glaciers, 1.65 Billion People Live In Downstream Valleys
A new report commissioned by the eight countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, warns that current levels of greenhouse gas emissions would lead to five degrees of warming and cause a loss of two-thirds of the region’s glaciers by the end of this century...
4 Dec 2018 Tegucigalpa, Honduras
A court in Honduras has found seven men guilty of the murder of renowned environmental activist Berta Caceres who was shot dead in her home by gunmen in 2016 after receiving death threats for her opposition to the Aqua Zarca hydro-electric dam.Judges at the court in Tegucigalpa November 29 said two officials from the construction firm Desa - Sergio Rodríguez and Douglas Bustillo - had helped organize the killing along with former soldier Mariano Díaz...
29 Oct 2018 PASIGHAT, India
Students in India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh held a protest rally October 24 to demand a water treaty with China in response to recent geological river disasters in China which threatened flooding of downstream regions of India, forcing the evacuation of thousands.In response to two geological disasters in recent weeks, leaders of three federal units of All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) claimed that China has hatched a conspiracy against India and has created "man-made disasters" in Arunachal Pradesh and downstream Assam...
16 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
China Roundup: Water Quality Improving, Deadly Storms Cause Landslides and Dam Breach, Beihatan Dam Construction Commences, Polluted River Media Stunt, South-North Transfer: Farms Closed and More
Uneven Progress in Reducing Water PollutionChina's water quality is improving overall but progress is uneven, with some regions finding it hard to meet the annual quality improvement targets, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Monday. Xinhua reported August 14th that in the first half of the year, the proportion of monitored surface water reaching Grade III or above, which could be used for drinking, rose to 70 percent across the country, up 1...
19 Jul 2017 JILIN CITY
OVER 7,500 houses have collapsed or suffered damage and 75,000 residents have been relocated since rainstorms starting hitting Yongji County in northeast China's Jilin Province late last week. The local government has formed 14 disaster-relief teams to relocate the victims and disinfect disaster areas to prevent disease.
4 Aug 2016 BRASILIA, Brazil
The 8th World Water Forum, which will be held in Brazil in 2018, will take on climate change and other key issues including trans-boundary river basin management; dams and reservoirs; financing; universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation; and integrated water resources management, World Water Council President Benedito Braga told OOSKAnews this week...
28 Jul 2016 SHIJIAZHUANG
The company that supplies water to northern China's Shijiazhuang City, capital of Hebei Province, on Wednesday apologized for disrupted services in the city. While issuing a statement to apologize for the inconvenience to citizens of the city, the company said last week's flood washed mud and sand into a reservoir, leading to a disruption of its regular production.
16 May 2016 SINGAPORE
In a forum at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore earlier this month, Kwanten Polytechnic University Professor Ross Pink offered his insights on key water issues in India and China, as well as other countries in Asia, and looked at innovations around water that can increase the supply...
13 May 2016 GENEVA, Switzerland
Disasters such as drought, sea level rise and desertification drove 19.2 million people in 113 countries from their homes in 2015, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center’s 2016 Global Report on Internal Displacement.Disasters triggered by natural hazards caused twice as many new displacements in 2015 as conflict and violence, according to the report, produced by the Norwegian Refugee Council...
12 Feb 2016 GENEVA, Switzerland
Some 98.6 million people worldwide were affected by disasters in 2015, and climate was a factor in 92 percent of those events, according to a new analysis released this week by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).The disasters that had the greatest impact included 32 major droughts -- more than double the 10-year annual average -- that affected 50...