21 Sep 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
Activists who strive to protect and promote human rights relating to the environment including land, water and air remain highly vulnerable across the world, facing increasing attacks over the course of past decade. 2020 set a new record.
26 Jul 2021 Zhengzhou, China
The severe rainstorms have now moved north impacting neighbouring cities and regions, with collapsed roads and damaged dams and reservoirs cutting off power leaving thousands trapped without electricity and water supplies. In one incident, 12 drowned in a Zhengzhou train.
Locals were unprepared for the downpours as weather forecasters had issued a warning for extreme rain for the wrong place and time.
Farmers in the Henan region have lost livelihoods with at least 200,000 chickens and up to 6,000 pigs lost in the floods
25 Jul 2021 St Petersburg, Florida
The current crisis has led to over 600 tons of dead marine life since the end of June, with scientists now investigating the potential impact on dolphins in the area.
Cause is disposall of polluted wastewater containing high volumes of nitrogen.
25 Jul 2021 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cargo ships have been unable to transport goods due to the shallowness of the basin, which has also sparked concerns amongst local communities who rely on the Parana River for drinking water and energy supply.
The drought is expected to cost local grains farmers and exporters $315 Million USD across a six-month period, according to the Rosario grains exchange.
22 Jul 2021 ANKARA
Hatchings down by 50 Percent, most of these perished.
21 Jul 2021 Washington DC, United States
As the west of the US swelters and burns under sustained drought conditions, there are wider implications for national security and global food prices. Water levels in the Colorado River system are dangerously low and states are bickering over access to irrigation waters.
2 Jul 2021 New York, United States
UNEP's decade of ecosystem restoration is underway with a rallying cry to replant and protect forests, clean up rivers and seas and implement sweeping reformations of agriculture. Armed with reports identifying a $4.1 Trillion USD financing gap while promising a 30-fold return on investment, UNEP and the UNFAO call on the public and private sectors to massively scale up their efforts, while setting out mechanism to monitor and measure progress over the next 10 years. Freshwater is one of 8 major types of ecosystems suffering from dangerous levels of degradation.
3 Jun 2021 Nursultan
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance $80 Million USD refurbishment of wastewater treatment facilities at Kazakhstan's Atyrau oil refinery.
2 Jun 2021 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Persistent dry weather in central and southern Brazil has led to a water scarcity warning, rising electricity prices, falling crop yields and the threat of wildfires. Lowest reservoir levels since 2015 cause headache for the country's largest electricity source, while commodities markets see hike in sugar and coffee futures.
26 May 2021 Brussels, Belgium
Four-year $12.2 Million USD Innovation Action project aims to "close the loop" on saline wastewater by proving that extracting minerals from brine can eliminate disposal, slash pollution and transform waste into value in water-intensive industries.
25 May 2021 ALICANTE
Proposed reduction in availability will affect regional crop production in Valencia.
11 May 2021 EDINBURGH, Scotland
Special Report: American authorities are battling to identify and address PFAS contamination of water from civilian and military sites around the world caused by legacy and current firefighting foams. But this is just one small part of a bigger, global equation that scientists are trying to piece together amid a lack of industry regulation of these highly persistent chemicals.