The Stream, April 11: Textiles Linked to Polluted Water Discharge in China

Forty-six Chinese and multinational clothing companies are buying textiles from suppliers who are illegally discharging polluted water in China, according to a new report released by five non-governmental organizations, Xinhua reported.

Scientists in Israel are worried over low water levels in the Dead Sea, which they believe to be caused in part by increased water withdrawals from the rivers that feed it, United Press International reported.

Durban plans to become the first city in South Africa to purify sewage effluent into drinking water, seeking to supply 12 percent of the city’s tap water needs through recycling, according to the Daily News.

Water Scarcity
National Geographic looks at how Perth, Australia’s fourth largest city, is adjusting to climate change and increased water scarcity.

The former chief executive of Welsh Water said that Wales should transfer and sell its water to drought-plagued England, BBC News reported. Watch the video report here.

Scarce water in California’s Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge has hastened the spread of an outbreak of avian cholera, which has killed 10,000 of the waterfowl that visit the refuge while migrating, CBS News reported.

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