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  1. 220 Million People Are At Risk From Arsenic Contaminated Water

    25 May 2020- 10:01 by Local Press Report Dübendorf Science News As many as 220 million people around the world may be at risk of drinking arsenic-contaminated groundwater, a new study finds. Combining climate, environmental and geologic data with machine ...

    Local Press Report - 05/25/2020 - 10:01

  2. Switzerland Drinking Water Still Contaminated By Banned Pesticide

    10 Feb 2020- 06:33 by Local Press Report BERN Swiss Info Drinking water in at least a third of Switzerland’s 26 cantons, mostly in the central part of the country, contains above-recommended levels of the banned pesticide chlorothalonil. On Wednesday, Swi ...

    Local Press Report - 02/10/2020 - 06:33

  3. Somalia Cholera Outbreak Hits Internal Displaced Persons

    12 Oct 2018- 10:11 by Local Press Report GENEVA, Switzerland World Health Organization The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 29 new cases of cholera for week 24 to 30 September, 2018. Among them, 45% were 5 years old and below. The cumulative to ...

    Local Press Report - 10/12/2018 - 10:11

  4. UNHCR Urges Australia to Protect Manus Island Refugees

    23 Nov 2017- 08:50 by Local Press Report GENEVA UN Refugee Agency Exactly three weeks since the closure of the regional processing centre on 31 October the situation on the ground is very serious, and it is deteriorating by the day. Without distribution o ...

    Local Press Report - 11/23/2017 - 08:50

  5. Bangladesh: “Needs for Clean Drinking Water Are Still Extreme”

    19 Oct 2017- 07:16 by Local Press Report Geneva Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) In just over a month, more than half a million Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh. Most of the newly arrived refugees have moved into makeshift settlements without ad ...

    Local Press Report - 10/19/2017 - 07:16

  6. Commitment to Reduce Cholera Deaths by 90% by 2030

    4 Oct 2017- 09:16 by Local Press Report GENEVA World Health Organization An ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030 will be launched by the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC), a diverse network of more than 50 UN and ...

    Local Press Report - 10/04/2017 - 09:16

  7. WHO Warns of Cholera Threat in Bangladesh Rohingya Camps

    25 Sep 2017- 07:51 by Local Press Report GENEVA Medical Express The World Health Organisation warned Monday of a growing cholera risk in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where more than 435,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter from unrest in ...

    Local Press Report - 09/25/2017 - 07:51

  8. Robotic Eel Hunts for Sources of Pollution

    26 Jul 2017- 08:22 by Local Press Report Zurich Engadget UK The researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and other institutions have created a modular robotic eel that can swim through contaminated water to pinpoint sources of pollution. ...

    Local Press Report - 07/26/2017 - 08:22

  9. Concern Over Pesticides in Drinking Supplies

    19 Jun 2017- 06:59 by Local Press Report BERN SwissInfo.ch Higher-than-normal levels of pesticides have been found in 20% of the Switzerland’s drinking water supplies from groundwater, prompting industry calls for tougher action to cut the costs of treati ...

    Local Press Report - 06/19/2017 - 08:47

  10. Researchers Develop New Method to Estimate Risk of Arsenic and Fluoride Water Contamination

    29 Apr 2016- 09:00 by Local Press Report DUBENDORF Science Daily Over 300 million people worldwide use groundwater contaminated with arsenic or fluoride as a source of drinking water. Now a research team has developed a method whereby the risk of contamin ...

    Local Press Report - 04/29/2016 - 22:49

  11. Nearly Half of World Heritage Sites Threatened by Industry: WWF

    7 Apr 2016- 08:17 by Local Press Report GLAND Phys.org Almost half of all natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu, are threatened by industrial activities such as mining, oil exploration and illegal logging, conserv ...

    Local Press Report - 04/07/2016 - 08:17

  12. WWF Welcomes Global Commission on Climate

    25 Sep 2013- 10:10 by Local Press Report GLAND WWF Global Today’s announcement of a new Global Commission that will investigate how combating climate change can be consistent with development, prosperity and inclusive growth, is welcome. The Fifth Assessm ...

    Local Press Report - 09/25/2013 - 10:10