Drought hits China food production

2014-07-28 17:52

Severe drought and scorching heat has damaged over a million hectares of farmland in China's Henan and Inner Mongolia provinces, with no immediate relief in sight.

Michelle Obama encourages kids to drink more water

2014-07-24 13:50

US first lady Michelle Obama recently announced new partnerships with companies to emphasise increased access to water rather than bottled water consumption.

Fishing in Paris ‘trending' for young hipsters

2014-07-23 08:20

The once polluted Seine River in France has now become a hub for fishermen from all over the world. The waterway has been cleaned up and turned into a popular haunt for young bohemians.

Limpopo hospital reopened after water contamination

2014-07-21 14:27

Jane Furse Hospital in Limpopo has reopened after it closed for three days due to a contaminated water supply.

Thousands face water crisis in Gaza

2014-07-16 12:51

The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned of a critical water shortage, facing thousands in Gaza.

Waste water & you pay $500 in California

2014-07-16 09:32

California water regulators have voted to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing.

California water-wasters may get a $500 fine

2014-07-15 13:21

In one of the most drastic responses yet to California's drought, state regulators will consider fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles.

Water minister says how she will spend R12bn

2014-07-15 11:38

Newly-appointed Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has vowed to open up access to water to all South Africans.

Bottled water better in Italy

2014-07-10 18:30

The Italian government has failed to improve the quality of its drinking water, leaving people exposed to health risks from high levels of arsenic and fluoride.

Drought forces people to drink treated sewage

2014-07-10 12:32

As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the state has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

Easy ways to keep kids hydrated

2014-07-09 14:23

Ensure your kids get their recommended intake of fluids by offering them water and other hydrating foods and beverages throughout the day.

'China's need for food is creating a water crisis'

2014-07-08 13:48

Booming demand for food in China's southern and eastern cities is worsening water shortages in arid northern provinces, adding to the country's environmental problems, new research shows.

Parrotfish, sea urchins vital to save reefs

2014-07-03 16:59

Colourful parrotfish and spindly sea urchins are the key to saving the Caribbean's coral reefs, which may disappear in two decades, a report by several international organisations say.

Ecuadorans march to protest water policy

2014-07-02 07:18

Scores of indigenous demonstrators have marched on Quito, to protest against President Rafael Correa's government and losing control of water on their traditional lands.

Premier: Relations damaged in Marikana

2014-06-26 10:18

Relations in Marikana, near Rustenburg in the North West, have been damaged and need to be improved, Premier Supra Mahumapelo says.

Release water quality reports: AfriForum

2014-06-25 11:52

The water affairs department should publish overdue water quality reports because people have the right to know, AfriForum says.

Contingencies in place for SA water shortages

2014-06-24 14:30

South Africa will have a water shortage in future but contingency plans are in place, the SA Local Government Association says.

Plastic waste causing $13bn in damage: UN

2014-06-23 13:20

The dumping of plastic waste into the world's oceans is causing at least $13bn a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warns at the global environment conference.

WWF: Fracking may destroy SA water

2014-06-18 13:29

Government's intention to go ahead with shale gas exploration and more coal mining could have a devastating effect on South Africa's water supply, the World Wide Fund for Nature says.

Japan's plan to freeze toxic water has problems

2014-06-17 13:52

The operator of Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant says the company's efforts to freeze radioactive water in the facility had hit a glitch and may take longer than expected.

Mopani gets water back

2014-06-14 07:37

Water has been restored in the Mopani district municipality after the supply to some areas was cut.

Your tuna sashimi may cost you more

2014-06-12 10:09

Pacific island nations have announced plans to dramatically increase the fees they charge tuna fishing boats for the right to enter their waters, saying it will boost revenue.

Monsoon season hits India earlier this year

2014-06-06 22:22

Monsoon rains have reached India's southern coast a few days later than usual, offering relief to farmers eagerly waiting for the start of the wet season that is crucial for their summer crops.

No water cuts in Stellenbosch

2014-06-06 14:44

Water supply to parts of the Stellenbosch area in the Western Cape will not be interrupted as reported, the municipality says.


'Shocking' underground water loss in US drought

2014-07-25 15:19

A major drought across the US has sapped underground water resources, posing a greater threat to the water supply than previously understood, scientists say.

Texans don’t want to drink 'peepee' water

2014-07-23 12:34

Due to one of the worst droughts in a century a Texas City has started recycling sewage water for drinking. Convincing people to drink the water has become a problem though.

Drink yourself thin

2014-07-21 15:39

Could drinking water be the answer to your weight loss woes?

Indian farmers face 'hell' due to late monsoon

2014-07-21 11:34

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.

Chile‘s $8bn hydropower project is unfeasible

2014-07-16 11:46

If Chile's proposed HidroAysen hydropower project is to move forward, it will have to be reformulated so that environmentalists and regulators do not object.

Clanwilliam Dam costs soars to R2.5bn

2014-07-15 18:57

The cost of raising the Clanwilliam Dam wall in the Western Cape has apparently increased again.

Dozens of anti-fracking protesters arrested

2014-07-15 12:35

Two dozen protesters were arrested in Washington, while demonstrating against hydraulic fracturing and the US gas industry's push to sell 'fracked' liquefied natural gas abroad.

New York could get a 'floating beach'

2014-07-14 14:40

Why go to the beach, when it can come to you? A US based team have launch a crowdfunding campaign for a floating beach on a re-purposed barge in the Hudson River.

Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash

2014-07-10 14:53

In a country known for its high-tech 'smart loos', a Japanese exhibition dedicated to what gets flushed down them and featuring a giant toilet slide is making a splash in Tokyo.

Temba water cleared after diarrhoea outbreak

2014-07-09 20:08

The water supplied to the Temba and Hammanskraal areas is safe for consumption, the City of Tshwane has announced.

Municipality ordered to restore water to schools

2014-07-08 21:20

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that water supply to schools in Vanderbijlpark be reconnected.

Fracking wastewater causes quakes: Study

2014-07-04 10:57

A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up a US city.

88% of ocean's surface has plastic debris: Study

2014-07-02 10:30

As much as 88% of the open ocean's surface contains plastic debris, raising concern about the effect on marine life and the food chain, scientists say.

Residents fear oil discovery in Malawi

2014-06-27 09:53

No one knows for sure if Malawi has oil. But, as work gets underway, residents wonder whether the oil will be a blessing or a curse, which will destroy their life.

Reservoir contract approved for Cape Town

2014-06-25 22:15

A long-term contract to build a reservoir for the rapidly developing Blaauwberg area has been approved.

Fish farming could feed SA poor

2014-06-25 08:39

An innovative fish farm project in Cape Town could help poor communities find new ways to make a living by growing fish for sale in shipping containers.

Calls for a 5 year deadline to curb over-fishing

2014-06-24 08:37

Governments should set a five-year deadline to crack down on over-fishing and pollution, or parts of the oceans may have to be declared off-limits to industrial fishing.

Criminal case opened over Bloemhof water crisis

2014-06-20 13:43

Residents of Bloemhof in the North West have opened a criminal case against former municipal manager following a water contamination crisis that claimed the lives of three babies.

Obama to create world's largest ocean preserve

2014-06-17 21:35

President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world in the Pacific Ocean.

Kerry calls for strategy to save world's oceans

2014-06-17 09:44

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global strategy to save the world's oceans, saying everyone had a 'shared responsibility' to protect the seas covering 75% of the planet.

Violence erupts as India swelters under heatwave

2014-06-12 16:19

Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heatwave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over lack of basic services.

Phalaborwa's water cut over debt

2014-06-12 09:27

Water services have been cut off to most of Phalaborwa because the municipality is in arrears of more than R200m, according to a report.

California leaders beg for help in drought

2014-06-10 12:32

With California facing its worst drought in decades, farmers, environmentalists and government officials begged lawmakers to invest in projects to shore up the state's water supply.

E coli in Grabouw water

2014-06-06 18:09

High levels of pollution, including E coli, have been found in the water in Grabouw in the Western Cape.

Water disruption in Stellenbosch

2014-06-06 14:13

Water supply to parts of the Stellenbosch area in the Western Cape will be interrupted at the weekend, the municipality says.

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