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22 Mar 2022 BRISBANE, Australia
Experts have warned of the threat to the drinking water supply of millions of locals in the face of extreme flooding along the east coast of Australia. Record levels of rain have devastated parts of Queensland and New South Wales – leaving vehicles and homes submerged, and sewage systems destroyed...
12 Feb 2022 SYDNEY
Combination of plastic pollution and global heating could have a concerning impact on marine populations.
10 Feb 2022 NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga
Eruption sent a plume of ash into the upper atmosphere and triggered a tsunami. Water supplies have been contaminated by ash and saltwater intrusion; COVID-19 is spreading.
28 Jan 2022 SYDNEY, Australia
Floodplains councils agree that the dam fails to comply with obligations to protect the area and development plans conflict with government conservation commitments.
28 Jan 2022 SYDNEY, Australia
Murray-Darling Basin: Nature Conservation Council criticises $88 Million USD federal government grant to Murrumbidgee Irrigation as a “scandalous waste of taxpayers’ money”.
5 Dec 2021 SYDNEY, Australia
Too much water has been allocated for extraction and too little for the environment and downstream communities on the Barwon and Darling-Barka Rivers.
25 Oct 2021 SYDNEY, Australia
New report confirms cyclical relationship between ecological degradation and conflict, examining 3 ecological "hotspots"
4 Oct 2021 SYDNEY
Increased desalination, stormwater recycling and ne efficiency measures recommended.
1 May 2021 Darwin
The Northern Territory government awarded Fortune Agribusiness a license to extract 40 billion liters of underground water per year to irrigate a 3500-hectare horticulture project at Singleton cattle station, about 380km north of Alice Springs. Native title holders concerned.
27 Mar 2017 LONDON
A plan to extract millions of litres of water out of a Unesco world heritage site, send it by pipe to the coast and ship it to foreign markets for bottling has ignited a campaign over water resources in New Zealand. An export company is proposing to collect 800m litres a month of the “untapped” glacial waters of Lake Greaney and Lake Minim Mere, mountainous dams that are fed by rainfall on the Southern Alps...
27 Mar 2017 CHRISTCHURCH
A conservation trust manager angry at Environment Minister Nick Smith's swimmable river stance has challenged him to a boxing match - with the loser to "frolic" in one of Christchurch's most polluted swimming holes. Greg Byrnes posted a classified advert on Wednesday challenging Dr Smith to a "Queensbury Rules fist fight"...
31 Oct 2013 MUSCAT
Developers from Spain, Japan, Singapore and the UAE are among a dozen companies that have sought to prequalify for a license to build a major Independent Water Project (IWP) in Qurayyat in Muscat Governorate. Tuesday’s deadline for the submission of qualifications, set by Oman’s Tender Board, saw responses from a total 12 companies, many of them regional and international heavyweights...