Posts Tagged ‘water’

12-hour blackouts, water plant shut down, and 14 high-rises destroyed in Gaza damage

Palestinians assess the damage of a destroyed building on the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia, on May 13, 2021. (Photo: Ashraf Amra/APA Images) The Latest: 332,111 Palestinians tested positive for COVID-19; 317,464 recoveries; 3,669 deaths Of those who tested positive, 197,640 live in […]

Israeli media in hot water after state TV broadcasts Lynching of Arab by Jewish mob

    News that Israeli television broadcast the beating of a supposedly Arab man live amid the ongoing violence has drawn condemnation on social media, with users questioning Israel’s reputation as the Middle East’s only democracy. Footage from Wednesday evening showed a man being dragged from his car, beaten and set upon by dogs in […]

What to do about the water

I received this email today: “At Caminos de Agua, we’ve written to you many times to talk about the water crisis in our region and its devastating impacts on rural communities. But, because the crisis is increasingly affecting cities like San Miguel de Allende, it’s clear to us that the time has come to also […]

Water projects worth over $37m inaugurated

Water projects worth over $37m inaugurated – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian on Tuesday inaugurated seven major water industry projects valued at 1.57 trillion rials (about $37.3 million) through video conference in five provinces, IRNA reported. Put into operation in the fifth week of the ministry’s A-B-Iran program in the current Iranian […]

Former Iran water polo player Shariat passes away

TEHRAN – Former Iran water polo national team player Morteza Shariat passed away on Thursday. Shariat lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 68. He was a member of Iran water polo national team who made history in the 1974 Asian Games, winning the gold medal by beating China in the final […]

Should You Drink Lemon Water?

By GreenMedInfo Research Group Drinking lemon water is fast becoming a popular everyday trend among the health-conscious. Science vouches for this habit through a number of health benefits brought about by vitamin C and other protective agents in the citrus fruit It’s fast becoming a familiar concept: lemon water for detox, or as a refreshing […]

Water Protectors Block Line 3 Construction In Honor Of Earth Day

By Resist Line 3. Popular Resistance. April 24, 2021 NOTE: Listen to this interview with Dawn Goodwin of the RISE Coalition on Clearing the FOG to learn more about the struggle to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline and how you can support it.   – MF Hill City, MN – Early Friday morning, five […]

Disposing of Fukushima’s nuclear water is ‘not Japanese housework,’ countries have every right to claim compensation, China says

The Chinese Foreign Ministry says neighboring countries will bear the brunt of the problems created by Japan’s decision to dump radioactive wastewater into the ocean, adding that Tokyo should be ready to compensate. Speaking on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that Tokyo can no longer pretend to be deaf and dumb over […]

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

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

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

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 10

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 […]

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