The Stream, August 18: Floods in Pakistan

A year after heavy monsoon rains devastated southern Pakistan, new floods have forced more than a million Pakistanis out of their homes and damaged crops in Sindh province, Bloomberg reported.

Water Pollution Accidents
There is no “real way” of capturing the fuel that leaked into the Missouri River in Iowa from Enterprise Products Partners’ natural gas liquids pipeline, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters reported.

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said its efforts to clean up radioactive water flooding the facility were behind schedule, but maintained it would stop all radiation emissions and bring the plant to a safe shutdown by January, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The World Bank has recommended a delay in the construction of Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam, Central Asia Online reported.

Meanwhile, Ethiopia has dismissed as “unthinkable” the demands by Kenyan lawmakers to stop the construction of the controversial Gibe III hydro-electric power dam, Africa Review reported.

China announced a ban on the construction of large theme parks in an effort to clamp down on the illegal appropriation of agricultural land for residential real estate development, Financial Times reported.

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