Posts Tagged ‘river’

Two Men Survive 3-Day Ordeal on Island in Crocodile Infested River

Two Nothern Territory men have been found stressed and dehydrated after a harrowing three-day ordeal in saltwater crocodile-infested waters after they became stuck on an island in the Daly River. The men became stranded just 90 minutes into a four-day fishing trip after their boat struck a submerged object near Clear Creek on Thursday, NT […]

Special Significance of Protecting Boral River  

If people in India are told that the Ganga and Jamuna meet in Bangladesh then they will not believe this easily as they know very well that the Ganga and the Yamuna/Jamuna meet at the famous sangam (confluence) near Prayagraj, or near the city of Allahabad, a very famous place of pilgrimage as well as […]

11 Children Drown During School River Cleanup In Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Eleven students drowned and 10 others were rescued during a school outing for a river cleanup in Indonesia’s West Java Province, officials said Saturday. Local officials said 150 students from an Islamic junior high school were participating in the cleanup Friday along the banks of the Cileueur river bank when 21 […]

Another 800 Evacuated As New River Of Lava Flows From Erupting Spanish Volcano

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — Hundreds of people on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands woke up Wednesday fearing for their homes and property after a new river of lava from an erupting volcano threatened to engulf another neighborhood on its way toward the Atlantic Ocean. Island authorities ordered the evacuation of […]

MARSH FAMILY, RIVER PHOENIX, FAUCI, JIMMY WALES …

 [embedded content] Marsh Family The late River Phoenix is the brother of Joaquin Phoenix According to The Guardian, Joaquin’s maternal grandparents were Jewish. Although the Phoenix family belonged to the religious cult “The Children of God” during Joaquin’s childhood, he has said in recent years that he is a secular Jew. Student booted as newspaper’s editor-in-chief […]

Wet’suwet’en Block Effort To Tunnel Under Morice River

Above photo: A roadblock preventing Coastal GasLink from accessing a site where it plans to drill under the Morice River, or Wedzin Kwa to the Wet’suwet’en. RCMP have visited the site several times since the camp was created on Sept. 24, making two arrests. Amanda Follett Hosgood. Pipeline standoff. On the scene where Coastal GasLink’s […]

Why River Pollution and Depletion Remains A Serious Threat In India

In recent decades India has heard a lot about such appealing, consoling programs like the Ganga Action Plan, the Yamuna Action Plan, the National River Conservation Plan and finally Namami Gange. So it is all the more disturbing to know from recent reports and other indicators that the problem of river pollution remains serious, endangering […]

The Kharasrota River Not for Sale

The people of Kendrapada district of Odisha are fighting peacefully for last two years to save their river Kharasrota. This river is the lifeline of farmers, fishing communities and other communities living besides the river.  The Kharasrota river is the source of life and livelihoods for the people of Odisha in general and people of […]

Is there Truth to the Bedouin Legend of the Great River in the Desert?

The Bedouin of the southern Arabian desert have a legend about a great river in the west, and an eighth century Arabic poem talks of wild cows living in the Empty Quarter. Can it be true? The Empty Quarter, also known as the Rub al-Khali, is the largest sand desert in the world, covering an […]

Crashed train “Murtalbahn” recovered from River Mur

In Austria, at the border between Salzburg and Styria, the crashed train “Murtalbahn” was recovered from the River Mur on August, 6th. At the beginning of July, the train crashed into the rootstock of a fallen tree and derailed. 17 passengers were injured at the time, nine of whom were taken to hospitals. Three were […]

Worshipped by Millions: The Sacred River Ganges

Why is the Ganges so significant and sacred in Hinduism? Many rivers have nourished humans in our boundless history, and some of the greatest ancient civilizations have been born on the banks of rivers. But none of them achieved such recognition as “the Goddess Ganga”, the river Ganges. Only the great River Nile, which sustained […]

Senegalese Migrant Dives Into a Spanish River to Save 72-Year-Old Man From Drowning

When a 72-year-old man fell unconscious and slipped into the River Nervion in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao, Mouhammad Fada Diouf, a Senegalese migrant, did not hesitate to step forward to help. Diouf, 26, jumped into the river and, for 15 minutes, kept the man afloat. However, when his strength began to dwindle, other migrants […]

Stop the New Zealand government’s plan to seal Pike River mine!

From wsws.org The Labour Party-led government is racing to shut down the underground investigation of Pike River coal mine. It aims to prevent the recovery of evidence that could lead to prosecutions of those responsible for the disaster which killed 29 workers in November 2010. The Pike River Recovery Agency (PRRA), which has only explored […]

Let the River Live Again!

Why the demand for restoring river ecosystems by decommissioning highly disruptive  dams is picking up? The Snake river in the USA has been declared the most endangered river of the country this year by the organization American Rivers. The main  reason is that the various species of the wild salmon fish, the most critical species […]

Palestine’s ‘Day of Anger’: From River to the Sea

17/5/21 By Staff, Agencies  Palestinians staged a nationwide general strike across the occupied West Bank and towns occupied in 1948 lands to protest the ongoing “Israeli” aggression on the Gaza Strip. Shops, business centers, civil institutions, banks, and universities shut their doors across the West Bank.The general strike was called by Palestinian parties and unions […]

Pike River Update: a feasibility study for manned reentry to the fan space has been completed by eminent international mining experts

By Richard Healey West Coast  · The feasibility study for manned reentry to the fan space at Pike River is complete. It’s release will happen very soon. This work has been carried out at zero cost to the New Zealand taxpayer by a group of eminent international mining experts. Everyone in this country owes those […]

Dead bodies found floating in India’s Ganges River

More unidentified corpses have been found floating in the Ganges river washed up by the banks near Ghazipur in the Uttar Pradesh state, a day after dozens of decomposed bodies were found in the river near the Buxar district in Bihar state. Police officers and local people were at the site in Ghazipur on Tuesday […]

This week Pike River Mine families were again denied proper closure

As the families of 29 Pike River Mine victims are denied yet again the closure of knowing what happened to their loved ones and why, and particularly of recovering their bodies … in reviewing this crime, consider again the information contained in the book written by investigative writer Dr Jacob Cohen (see pdf download at […]

‘A little bit of normalcy’: Chicago River dyed green after mayor reverses St Patrick’s Day decision

The Chicago River has been dyed bright green in celebration of St Patrick’s Day in a surprise decision reversal by the city’s mayor. Bold green dye was dumped into the river on Saturday despite mayor Lori Lightfoot’s earlier insistence that the waterway would not be tinted for a second year due to coronavirus fears. In […]

Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory

Image Credit: Sachin Daluja/Flickr In a historic move, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted Thursday to ban hydraulic fracking in the region. The ban was supported by all four basin states — New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York — putting a permanent end to hydraulic fracking for natural gas along the 13,539-square-mile basin, […]

Magpie River Becomes First In Canada To Be Granted Legal Personhood

Above photo: The Magpie River in Côte-Nord, Que., is the first in Canada to granted legal personhood rights. Boreal River. In a first for Canadians, a river in Côte-Nord, Que., has been granted legal personhood by the local municipality of Minganie and the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit. The Magpie River, (Muteshekau-shipu in the Innu Coet) […]

Why has deepening the Danube River become a political and environmental dispute?

More than €18 million euros are to be spent in Hungary to ensure the River Danube is navigable for at least 300 days a year for large transport vessels. And 80% of the cost is to be covered by the EU. However, the planned works will have an impact on natural habitats, contravening some EU […]

NASA’s TESS discovers new ‘Earth-sized’ exoplanets floating in a ‘river of stars’

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has confirmed the presence of three so-called ‘hot worlds’ that may prove to be useful specimens to teach humanity how atmospheres form and develop over time. The three hot worlds, each slightly larger than our own, were detected orbiting a much younger version of our sun called TOI 451, […]

Mekong River drops to ‘worrying’ levels amid calls for more Chinese dam data as river relied on by 60mn people turns blue-green

Water levels along the Mekong River have fallen ‘considerably’ since the start of the year, decreasing to “worryingly” low levels, after China reduced outflow from the Jinghong Dam, the river’s governing body said. On Friday, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat reported that the level of the water between the dam’s hydropower station in Yunnan […]

Fakes and Controversy on the River Clyde: The Case of Dumbuck Crannog

In 1898 the eccentric artist and archaeology enthusiast William Donnelly (1847 – 1905) discovered the Dumbuck Crannog site on the banks of the River Clyde in Scotland. Its excavation proved fruitful, with the unearthing of 27 ancient stumps placed 7 feet (2.13 meters) apart to form a circular pattern, a 32-foot long (9.75 meters) dugout […]

Paris remains on flood alert as River Seine swells after heavy rain

Paris remained on flood alert on Tuesday with the River Seine’s water levels still on the rise following heavy spells of rain. The water flooded the footpaths on the river’s banks, popular with walkers and cyclists. Rising water levels were expected to cause disruptions to underground public transport.

Appeals court agrees that Dakota Access Pipeline river crossing is illegal

A federal appeals court has struck another blow against the contested Dakota Access Pipeline. A three-judge panel on the U.S. District Court of Appeals from the D.C. Circuit agreed Tuesday with a lower court ruling that the pipeline‘s crossing at the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is illegal and requires an in-depth environmental review, the Grand Forks […]

Rare shark attack in Australia’s Swan River near Perth

The Australian city of Perth is renowned for sharks off its beaches, but on Thursday a shark attacked a man swimming in the city’s Swan River, biting him on the upper leg in the first shark attack in the river since 1969.The man was attacked by what was likely to be a 2-to-3 metre (6.5-to-9.8 […]

Mine-free River Jordan shrine ends 50 year wait for Epiphany procession

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Beijing alerts Mekong River neighbors to restricted waterflow amid dam maintenance, as experts cry foul over late warning

China has warned other states along the Mekong River that maintenance works on a hydroelectric dam will cause a considerable reduction in flow for 20 days, sparking ecological concerns over the fish-rich waterway. On Wednesday, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said that water levels along the waterway are likely to drop by about 1.20 meters, […]

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