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18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON, VA
USA Roundup: Water Conflict Mapped, Risks in Iraq and Pakistan, Trump Administration: "Don’t Mention Climate Change”, 63 Million Americans Exposed to Unsafe Water, California Tunnels, Nestle, a Random Dogs Story and More
Global Water Conflict in MapsA new atlas by Guerrilla Cartography explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare. Maps in the world atlas come from artists, activists, academics, and other mapmakers. The group’s project, Water: An Atlas, takes an unconventional look at the importance of water through more than 80 maps, including one showing the sites where water has played a role in conflict with ISIS...
2 Oct 2015 LIMA, Peru
Protesters at the Chinese-owned Las Bambas mine in Peru’s Apurimac region lifted their blockade of the mine site for 24 hours, starting September 30th, in hopes of holding talks with the government, according to a Los Angeles Times report.“We hope a dialogue will commence within 24 hours,” protest leader Adolfo Abarca told local radio...
17 Sep 2014 SAO PAULO
The water scarcity crisis in Brazil is so bad that officials are rationing the supply. "Brazil's Public Ministry, a federal regulatory agency, has recommended that Sao Paulo state immediately commence water rationing to avoid a 'collapse of reservoirs,'" the Los Angeles Times reported. Officials are not being candid about the dire nature of the dry spell...
3 Mar 2014 TORONTO
Tensions at Newmont Mining's Conga project have been reduced, Peruvian Vice President Marisol Espinoza told Reuters on Saturday, but local communities still have doubts about the stalled copper gold mine. Peru has a significant mining industry, but in recent years violent protests have derailed some major projects, including Conga...
14 Nov 2013 MANILA, Philippines
Survivors of super-Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines six days ago, leaving a path of destruction so great the storm is being called the nation’s worst natural disaster, remain in desperate need of clean water, food and medical supplies.“Clean water is now very hard to find and people are drinking from and bathing in the same waterways that are filled with rotting corpses, dead animals, sewage and debris,” NBC News’ Dr...
14 Aug 2013 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Residents of the Dominican Republic’s border province of Montecristi are "desperate" for water, and their sanitation system is on the verge of collapse.In the provincial capital, San Fernando de Montecristi, local people have been without water for several days.The areas of Los Ángeles, Buenos Aires, Francisco Javier, San Pedro, Cristo Rey and Las Flores are also affected by water shortages...