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In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, serious contamination is currently affecting the quality of the air that people are breathing in Caimanes (4th region of Chile), putting the health of its inhabitants at risk. It is not the first time that the mining company operating in the region has   Read More ...

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How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it As dam levels dropped dramatically at the end of 2017 and Cape Town faced the threat of Day Zero, households were forced to pull out all the stops to save water. But Coca-Cola and other industrial users were   Read More ...

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The current coronavirus pandemic is greatly exacerbated by the global water crisis and adds urgency to the fight for the human right to water. Even before COVID-19 struck, the United Nations called water scarcity “the scourge of the earth.” At current rates of depletion and pollution, by 2025, two-thirds of   Read More ...

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A dangerous water war was averted last week. But predicted droughts from global warming threaten the peace negotiated in northeastern Africa. In a breakthrough, Ethiopia promised Egypt that it would only impound life-giving waters behind Africa’s largest edifice – the US$4.2-billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – gradually, and during future   Read More ...

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Australia’s biggest state has NO strategy to deal with our most precious resource as the worst drought ever sees water run out everywhere – without even a website to tell you what restrictions are where. Sydney’s dam level drop is the most sudden in the city’s recorded history Strict new   Read More ...

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As much of India bakes in a deadly heat wave, the country’s sixth largest city is running out of water, Time reported Thursday. In Chennai, home to nearly 4.6 million people, four major reservoirs are running dry. The monsoon has been delayed, and rainfall has fallen 99 percent in the   Read More ...

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Some 500 people marched Wednesday in the Salvadoran capital to demand that lawmakers move immediately to approve a long-stalled constitutional measure making access to water a human right. The march, from the University of El Salvador (UES) to the seat of congress, came in response to an agreement reached Monday   Read More ...

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Metro Manila’s supposed water crisis is one that is not caused by lack of supply and new water sources, or as some would argue, by lack of foresight and preparations by regulators and Manila Water. Rather, it is caused by lack of effective state control over water resources after government   Read More ...

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