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1 Apr 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States
UN report emphasises the need to broaden the notion of the value of water beyond monetary concepts of price and cost. Supply and sanitation services, the economy, the environment, cultural values and hydraulic infrastructure examined.
18 Mar 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States
Wetlands and water filtration ecosystems to be incorporated into calculations that impact policy and decision-making.
11 Dec 2020 NEW YORK NY
Those living in the Southwestern states of the US are more likely to be exposed to high concentrations of arsenic in their drinking water, a new study finds. A team of researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health published the results of their new study this month. The team conducted a national study to determine those at a high risk of consuming high levels of highly toxic human carcinogen, arsenic, via their drinking water.
10 Nov 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
The United Nations Secretary-General has called for better management of natural resources and ecosystems to pave a path towards peace in war-torn societies and help crisis-affected countries boost sustainable development.“Not only do natural resources underpin the delivery of many basic services, such as water or electricity, but they can also be used as a platform for trust building and benefit sharing between divided groups,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a 6 November message marking International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict...
3 Nov 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
At least 3.6 million people have been impacted by floods and landslides across large parts of East Africa since June 2020, a new UN report has revealed.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) observed that many of these people have already been facing conflict, violence, COVID-19 and a desert locust upsurge...
19 Oct 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
On Global Handwashing Day, 15 October, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore introduced the new Hand Hygiene For All Initiative, saing that “hand hygiene is everyone’s business” and that it must become a priority as a vital first line of defense, especially against the COVID-19 virus.Through this initiative, WHO, UNICEF, and other partners are urging global leaders to ensure that handwashing is both possible and promoted in homes, schools, healthcare facilities, care homes, workplaces and in public areas...
19 Oct 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
The need for enhanced hygiene practices due to COVID-19 resulted in women and girls, mostly girls under the age of 14, traveling more frequently to collect water, further exposing them to violence.The report, published by the International Rescue Committee, details violence against women in 15 African countries after COVID19 was declared a pandemic...
12 Oct 2020 NEW YORK NY
Residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a civil lawsuit against three investment banks for claims arising from the poisoning of "minors, residents and water users of the City of Flint during the period when Flint utilized the Flint River as a primary water source without implementing proper corrosion controls," according to a complaint in federal court...
7 Oct 2020 BUFFALO NY, United States
A timeline of projected ice mass loss in Greenland indicates that by 2100, the island’s ice loss will be the most rapid in the past 12,000 years.According to a new study from the State University of New York in Buffalo and published in Nature, Greenland glacier melt since the earl 1990’s is currently contributing up to 0...
4 Oct 2020 NEW YORK NY
Wildfires, which turned skies a dim orange over cities from Seattle to Santa Cruz this year, are increasingly engulfing people’s homes, continuing to rage in California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado in recent weeks. But even when homes don’t burn, other dangers arise in the aftermath, and experts are focusing more attention on what happens to municipal water systems after a fire, when released toxins can get pulled into plumbing system
29 Sep 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
Political leaders from 64 countries have publicly declared their commitment to reversing biodiversity loss.The leaders warn in their pledge that we are in a state of planetary emergency and that “the interdependent crises of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation and climate change” are ones that “require urgent and immediate global action”...
1 Sep 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
The Green Climate Fund, the government of Sudan, and the United Nations Development Programme have approved new funding for innovative climate resilience with a focus to promote agriculture, health and food and water security.The five-year project totalling approximately US$41.1 Million USD will introduce new climate-resilient farming practices and training as well as provide funding for rehabilitation of land for sustainable use, construct infrastructure for water storage, build wells and deliver equipment...