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Africa, Asia, Latin America face health risk from water pollution

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Water pollution has risen across three continents, placing hundreds of millions of people at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warned last week. The worrying rise in the pollution of surface waters in Asia, Africa and Latin America also threatens to damage vital sources of food and harm the continents’ economies, ...

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Scientist decries Petronas’ activities in South Sudan

Professor Ernest Ulrich von Weizsäcker

“Horrifying.” “Scandalous.” Those were the responses by Professor Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker to the situation in South Sudan and to the alleged role played by Petronas, the Malaysian petroleum giant, which is accused of causing the distressful situation. Professor von Weizsäcker, one of the world’s most respected environmental scientists and policy-makers, had appraised details of the suffering and culpability in a letter sent ...

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How Michigan’s Flint River is poisoning the city’s residents

Farmers Market

To date, over 25,000 children in Flint, Michigan, have been exposed to lead contamination from the city’s water supply. How did the water get that way? Lee-Anne Walters and her family in Flint, Michigan, drank water laced with hazardous levels of lead contamination for nearly eight months, beginning in the spring of 2014. The water was brown. Her three-year-old son Gavin ...

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Who will clean up Abidjan’s Ebrie Lagoon?

Abdulahi Traore, a fisherman, scouts the Ebire Lagoon that windless December morning, a forlorn look on his aging face. It’s about 10am in the morning as he guides the canoe past a body of seaweed, overlooking the imposing Hotel Ivoire, believed to be the biggest five-star hotel in the country. He says he has been out fishing since 6.30am and ...

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