18 Jan 2022 LHOKSUKON, Indonesia
Heavy rain displaces 30,000; deforestation contributing factor to mudslides; downslope rice crop failure feared
16 Jan 2022 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Crashing ocean waves found to emit “forever chemicals” into the air. New evidence that sea spray aerosol can be an important source of PFAS in the atmosphere.
12 Jan 2022 JOHOR, Malaysia
Intermittent downpour in the southern state at the beginning of the year, saw more than 5,000 residents displaced and housed at 79 temporary relief centres that had been opened to accommodate victims. Prince Tunku has announced a river cleaning programme which will commence next month in Johor, in addition to special programmes to raise awareness of the importance of keeping rivers clean.
9 Jan 2022 BEIJING
Details to tackle key issues in the fight against the pollution of soil and underground water, and to enhance environmental governance in agriculture and rural areas issued.
8 Jan 2022 RUNDU, Namibia
The company were only granted permission to extract water in June 2021, 6 months after operations had already begun. ReconAfrica has been accused of unsafe wastewater disposal, drilling without adequate permits and harm to local wildlife.
7 Jan 2022 TOKYO, Japan
Plans to discharge treated but still contaminated water into sea submitted by Japan government to Nuclear Regulation Authority.
7 Jan 2022 COPENHAGEN, Denmark
European Environment Agency’s (EEA) new indicator aims to track Europe’s progress in reducing pesticides in waters. Excessive levels of pesticides in large share of freshwater bodies.
7 Jan 2022 WASHINGTON DC, United States
289 water and sanitation institutions in 41 countries benefit; 4 million have access to water and sanitation for the first time
7 Jan 2022 HONOLULU HI, United States
Despite multiple reports of fuel leaks from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility over the past decade and growing concern from residents and government officials, the US Navy maintains that ongoing operations at the facility are essential to national security. The Navy, who has since released a timeline for cleaning out the fuel from the well, has said it will challenge the state’s order to defuel the underground tanks.
6 Jan 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
Unprecedented decade-long drought, followed by sudden heavy rain, deals irreparable blow to Southeastern Iran economy.
3 Jan 2022 IMLIDOL
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slashed through India’s notorious red tape and pushed aside thorny political divisions to see his tap water project through despite shrinking supplies.
5 Dec 2021 PASADENA CA, United States
Waste produced by nuclear tests as well as by decommissioned nuclear submarines, may have been trapped in permafrost until now.