The Stream, September 14: Mexico State Plans To Cancel Monterrey Aqueduct Project

The  Global Rundown

The Global Rundown

Mexico’s Nuevo Leon state plans to cancel a water supply project to Monterrey that would cost more than $US 1 billion. The United States Environmental Protection Agency suspended cleanup work at 10 polluted mine sites. Large dams contribute to approximately one million malaria cases in Africa each year, a new study found. Zambia’s cities are struggling to provide their growing populations with clean water.

“If you don’t have money here you can’t drink water.”–Dorothy Zulu, who lives in Zambia’s capital city Lusaka, where poor residents pay a large portion of their incomes to secure spotty water supplies. Clean water access in the country’s urban areas has actually declined since 1990. (Reuters)

By the Numbers

By The Numbers

10 mine sites Number where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suspended its pollution cleanup efforts because the sites were similar to the one in Colorado where a botched cleanup project spilled toxic wastewater into the Animas River. Associated Press


Science, Studies, And Reports

Large dams in Africa provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes that infect one million people in Africa with malaria each year, according to a new study published in Malaria Journal. The authors said a surge in new dam construction on the continent should take into account ways to lessen the projects’ contribution to malaria cases. Reuters

On the Radar

On The Radar

Mexico’s Nuevo Leon state plans to cancel a contract for a $US 1.1 billion aqueduct project that was meant to increase water supplies to its capital, Monterrey. The state’s incoming government noted that the project was too expensive. Bloomberg

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