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22 Jul 2021 Berlin, Germany
Multiple flood warnings were issued, but failed to result in action. As Germany contemplates the human toll of the recent devastating floods, it identifies gaps in its communication systems while one of its top politicians shifts his position on climate change. Meanwhile, its neighbours in the Netherlands suffer zero human casualties as flood defences largely hold up.
15 Dec 2019 WARRENTON VA, United States
The new investigation of microplastic contamination in European waters has revealed 100 percent polluiton in 2700 water samples collected from 45 different sites.The Tara Ocean Foundation conducted the research in cooperation with 16 research laboratories from May to November 2019 and tested waters in nine major European rivers...
11 Dec 2019 LONDON, United Kingdom
Almost 2 billion people could be negatively affected by the decline of natural “water towers” (glaciers and snow that store water in winter and release it gradually in warmer seasons) due to rising temperatures, according to a new report. Asian river basis face the greatest demands but there is increasing vulnerability in Europe and North America...
13 Aug 2019 NEWARK NJ
Water levels on Northern Europe’s key inland waterways, which dropped alarmingly in July as the continent sweated through a record-breaking heatwave, have risen slightly since, but those using river transport are not taking any chances. After the barge shutdown on the Rhine, Danube, and Elbe rivers created chaos around inland supply chains late last year, shippers and their service providers are working on contingency measures to prevent a repeat in the event of another drought...
11 May 2018 BERLIN, Germany
The price of tap water in Germany rose on average over 25 percent between 2005 and 2016, an evaluation from the country’s pro-environment Green party has found, attributing rising prices to nitrate pollution from agricultural production and manure, state news agency Deutsche Welle reports.While the average national price has risen, the evaluation points out that the costs for tap water varied across Germany's 16 states...
26 Nov 2013 MUMBAI, India
Nations that work together on trans-boundary water issues have better overall cooperation than nations that do not discuss water sharing, according to a new tool and report released this week by Mumbai-based think tank the Strategic Foresight Group.“Water cooperation between countries sharing trans-boundary water resources is directly correlated with security of nations involved in such cooperation, and peace in the continent or subcontinent they belong to,” the group said...
19 Sep 2012 BRUSSELS
As the European Parliament votes on two reports on the environmental and energy impacts of shale, Food & Water Europe, together with Friends of the Earth and the Greens | European Free Alliance, called on the oil and gas industry to “Stop the Propaganda” and on MEPs to recognize that the potential of shale gas has been hyped, while the risks and impacts of shale gas have been downplayed...
14 Apr 2008 NEW DELHI, India, BANGALORE
- Rising seas and water shortages due to global warming could displace 125 million people living along the coasts of India and Bangladesh by the end of the century, according to an international environmental group. The displaced people from Bangladesh, totalling 75 million, are expected to migrate from low-lying areas in their country to India, thus putting further pressure on India's social infrastructure and eat into precious water resources, Greenpeace warned in a new report...