Posts Tagged ‘water’

Japan to release 1m tonnes of contaminated Fukushima water into sea

Japan has announced that it will release more than one million tonnes of contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.  Prime minister Yoshihide Suga said releasing the treated water is an “unavoidable task to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and reconstruct the Fukushima area,” according to Reuters.  Work to […]

Israel okays Jordanian request for water after several weeks’ delay

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved this week Jordan’s request for additional water from the Jordan River after several weeks of delay. The request was submitted a few weeks ago through the joint Israeli-Jordanian water committee, as Jordan was experiencing a water shortage. Netanyahu originally delayed approval due to escalating tension between Jerusalem and Amman. In […]

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in two years

Japan’s government decided Tuesday to start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years — an option fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents. The decision, long speculated but delayed for years due to safety concerns and protests, came at a meeting of […]

Beijing slams Japan’s plan for radioactive Fukushima water as ‘extremely irresponsible’

China has condemned the Japanese government’s decision to release tritium-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean as irresponsible, saying Tokyo “must not” do so without consultations. “Japan has not exhausted safe disposal methods, regardless of domestic and foreign questions and opposition,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, calling the decision […]

Drinking Water Needs of Wild Life Need  More Care

As the summer advances, there are increasing reports of acute drinking water shortages from many villages. A recent report from Himachal Pradesh, for example, says that over 400 drinking water schemes of Shimla and over 220 schemes of Mandi have been hit by a spell of dry  weather. This is the situation in early April […]

Japanese government says it WILL release irradiated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea

Contaminated wastewater at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant will be released into the ocean “in around two years,” the Japanese government has announced, despite calls from China and South Korea urging against the move. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the move in Tokyo on Tuesday morning local time. He had previously called the release “unavoidable,” […]

Netanyahu belatedly approves Jordan’s request to transfer water, withheld amid diplomatic spat

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Japan: Sorry, But We Have to Dump This Fukushima Radioactive Water Into the Ocean

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says that the government has put off figuring out what to do with all of the contaminated water building up at the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for long enough — and it’s time to start dumping it into the ocean. Suga’s hand is forced given that the plant […]

Study: Anti-Depressant Drugs in the Water Making Fish Cowardly and Nervous

Dr Anthony Fauci has claimed that in order for herd immunity against coronavirus to be reached in the US, children and even babies will have to be vaccinated. Speaking during a Senate hearing, the chief medical adviser to the Biden administration said “I think we should be careful about wedding ourselves to this concept of […]

A post-COVID-19 recovery will not be possible if water, sanitation & hygiene are not high on the agenda

Image Credit: UNICEF/UNI316644/Frank Dejongh This World Health Day, G20 finance ministers will meet in Rome, Italy, to discuss how they will build back from the pandemic. The global economy and a concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery, but also to ensure that the world’s poorest people are […]

The real value of water

Valuing Water is the theme of the 29th World Water Day this year. Valuing Water and Enabling Change also happened to be the theme of the Annual Report of the World Economic Forum’s 2030 Water Resources Group (now hosted by the World Bank) last year. Clearly, no one who ever had to go without a glass of water for a few hours on a […]

Belgian police deploy cavalry & water cannon to disperse anti-lockdown party at Brussels park (VIDEO)

Mounted officers and water cannon were deployed against an anti-lockdown party in the middle of a park in Brussels, Belgium on Friday. A larger gathering was broken up at the same spot the day before. Officers, both on foot and on horseback, pushed people out of the Bois de la Cambre park in the country’s […]

Israel turns off Jordan’s water supply amid drought and ‘personal frictions’, media reports

    Already in trouble with Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu escalated tensions with his country’s closest Arab ally on Friday by unilaterally rejecting its request to increase water supply to the drought-hit kingdom. Netanyahu’s decision – reportedly influenced by a souring of his personal relationship with Jordanian King Abdullah II – went against […]

Israel’s state-owned water company to provide consulting services to Bahrain

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Safe Potable Drinking Water: A Problem Of Serious  Dimensions, in Bengal, Assam, But Not On The Agenda Of  Political  Parties

  Kalita Majhi, who works as a maid in four houses and earns Rs 2,500 a month, was in the news as BJP gave her the party ticket from Ausgram Assembly constituency located in Purba Burdwan district, Bengal.The district is known to be deprived of safe drinking water like so many others. Dental fluorosis (‘mottled […]

The ‘Water Services Bill’, slipped in while you weren’t watching – NZ Govt seeks to take control of your private water supplies (NZ OUtdoors Party) PLEASE SHARE

Thanks to Sue Grey & Alan Simmons of the Outdoors Party for making a submission today. (Their video of that to follow). Educate yourself on this (listen to them speak) and contact your MPs people. They seek to control your own private water supplies at, as usual, cost to yourselves. Licensing, testing, water safety plan […]

 Lack of water supply makes sanitation workers manually scavenge Indian toilets, says Toilet woman of India

Written by Sabha Zaidi and Neha Kumar Interview with Pragya Akhilesh in Ahmedabad, Gujarat while she is on a country Union Tour to assess the toilets in semi-urban and rural areas in India.  In 2018, Trade Unionist, Pragya Akhilesh, Toilet woman of India recorded more than 10 thousand abandoned toilets in the rural areas of […]

Israeli police fired skunk water cannon into Palestinian couple’s home. Weeks later, it still reeks

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Water is life. Can we protect it?

From West Texas to Jackson, Mississippi, tens of millions of people struggled through late winter storms that froze pipes, broke water mains, and cut off electricity. They froze without showers, toilets, or washing machines — let alone drinking water — for days or even weeks. The irony that Texas, the state built on fossil fuels, was […]

Cars can run on water

Can cars run on water? Jon Rappoport / Jon Rappoport by Jon Rappoport March 12, 2021 (To join our email list, click here.) Lately, I’ve been writing about the technocrats’ plan to radically lower energy production and use, worldwide. [1] This program, hidden behind all sorts of propaganda about energy-sharing, environmental justice, and climate change, […]

Israeli company making water from thin air comes to help Colombian state

Israel has donated two water extraction devices to help schools in Colombia’s rural La Guajira state, amid an ongoing water crisis that has lasted for years.The crisis has stemmed from the unique ecosystem in the state. Traditionally, the state has survived by planting crops using seasonal rains. But climate change has resulted in prolonged droughts, […]

Jackson’s Water Crisis: How You Can Help

Jackson’s Water Crisis: How You Can Help Above photo: The Immigrant Alliance for Justice & Equity formed in response to ICE raids and is part of the Mississippi Rapid Response & Relief Coalition. Photos by Tim Majors. The water in Jackson, Mississippi, is still not safe to drink. The same winter storm that rocked Texas […]

Reclaimed water could be the solution to farming in a drier future

On a Saturday in late October, Carolyn Phinney is hip-deep in a half-acre of vegetables, at the nucleus of what will one day be 15 acres of productive farmland. “You can’t even see the pathways,” she says, surrounded by the literal fruits of her labors. The patch is a wealth of herbs, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, […]

Authorities warn of water level drop at damaged Fukushima nuclear plant after recent magnitude-7.3 earthquake

The Japanese authorities have sounded the alarm after the cooling-water level in two wrecked reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant began falling following a powerful earthquake in the area last week. The water level has fallen by as much as 70cm (27in) in the plant’s Unit 1 and 30cm (11in) in Unit 3. The suspected […]

Devastated by ice storm, Texans are now hunting food and safe water

Media reports from U.S. said: The slow-moving winter disaster pummeling Texas that began with snow, ice and widespread blackouts is now moving into a new phase: A dire lack of food and fresh water. Millions do not have safe water at home, and residents looking for groceries or bottled water said they arrived to stores […]

Huge fire breaks out in Texas apartment building as fighters unable to get water from frozen hydrants

Firefighters in San Antonio struggled to control a fire in an apartment building as hydrants froze following a historic winter storm that led to sub-zero temperatures and power failure in Texas. A fire broke at around 1 pm at a complex in Bexar county, local media reports stated, however, no deaths or injuries were reported. […]

Police use water cannons to disperse mob as ultra-Orthodox Jews continue violent resistance to Covid rules in Jerusalem (VIDEO)

Skirmishes broke out in Jerusalem between police and ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting against Covid-19 restrictions, creating chaotic scenes that have become commonplace in the Israeli city. Hundreds of men from Haredi neighborhoods gathered on Tuesday night to demonstrate against Israel’s public health measures, specifically the shuttering of schools and seminaries, known as yeshivas. The event started […]

Hackers try to contaminate Tampa, Florida town’s water supply

Hackers broke into the computer system of a facility that treats water for about 15,000 people near Tampa, Florida and sought to add a dangerous level of additive to the water supply, the Pinellas County Sheriff said on Monday. The attempt on Friday was thwarted. The hackers remotely gained access to a software program, named […]

Hundreds of Thousands Running Out of Water in Southern China

Months of drought in southern and eastern China have left more than 300,000 people with drinking water shortages, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Sunday. Recorded rainfall since October in regions south of China’s Yangtze River has been 50 to 80 percent lower than usual, the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources said on February […]

Himalayan glacier collapse triggers flood of mud and water with 150 feared dead

Up to 150 people are feared dead after a mountain glacier in the Indian Himalayas broke away, sending a deluge of water and debris crashing into nearby dams and homes. The devastation was triggered by a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier breaking off, which sent water and mud trapped behind it surging down the […]

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