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29 Sep 2015 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Some 700,000 Costa Ricans should expect daily water cuts of up to 12 hours over the next nine months, as drought drags on in the region, the country’s Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) announced last week.Forty percent of AyA customers -- nearly 150,000 people in the San Jose metro area, 100,000 in Guanacaste and 60,000 in Atenas and Puriscal, as well as hundreds of thousands more spread throughout the country -- will face water rationing...
25 Jul 2014 SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
Climatologists and meteorologists from Central America are predicting that drought conditions in the region will continue through August, September, and October.Following a recent Climate Forum in El Salvador, that country’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources issued a press release saying that after carrying out analyses of weather patterns, historical records of rainfall, ocean surface temperatures, rainfall probability scenarios, and other factors, experts have created a map of expected rainfall in the region over the next three months...
13 Mar 2014 QUITO, Ecuador
The government of Ecuador has issued two tenders, worth a total of $21 million USD, for projects in Santo Domingo province.The projects include construction of a sanitation system in the city of Santo Domingo and waterworks on the Pupusa Estuary.The sanitation system tender, worth $19.5 million USD, involves building a sanitation network, a wastewater treatment plant, pumping stations, collectors and household connections...
20 Jan 2014 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The water flowing downstream from Pakistan’s Kotri Barrage on the Indus River is contaminated with high levels of arsenic and lead, and is unfit for human consumption, according to a new study from the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences.“The findings have come as more than a shock to us, because millions of people rely on the water that flows downstream from Kotri Barrage and its three off-take canals for drinking, crops and livestock,” said Noshad A...
23 Aug 2013 CAPOACAN, Mexico
Residents of Capoacan in Veracruz state's Minatitlán municipality say a new coke plant and petroleum refinery are polluting the area and causing respiratory and skin diseases among the population.Fishermen and other locals claim the Lázaro Cárdenas refinery releases wastewater into the Coatzacoalcos River...
10 Jun 2013 BEIJING
Authorities are reportedly probing a pig farm in central China for dissolving dead pigs in a chemical solution and pumping the resulting remains down its drains, which empty into a river. Huasheng Online, a news website published by the Hunan Daily Press Group, said environmental protection and animal hygiene authorities in Changsha, Hunan province, were investigating the allegations...