The Stream, September 7: UN Releases Funds For Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

The  Global Rundown

The Global Rundown

The United Nations is freeing up more money to provide water and other essentials to Yemen. A Queensland court dismissed an appeal to stop the Alpha coal mine. Botswana and the World Bank are studying a Zambezi River water transfer pipeline. Sequoia trees in California are exhibiting signs of stress due to the drought.

“I’ve been studying sequoias for 35 years or so and had never seen anything like this.”–Nate Stephenson, a U.S. Geological Survey ecologist, on the trees’ response to the severe California drought. Stress from the drought has caused foliage to die on some mature sequoia trees. (Guardian)

By the Numbers

By The Numbers

$15 million Emergency money released by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in order to help provide clean water, food, medicine, and other essential items to communities in Yemen. UN News Centre


Science, Studies, And Reports

A study of the proposed Zambezi River water pipeline, which would carry water from the river to Botswana, will determine if private companies can have equity in the project. The study will be conducted by Botswana and the World Bank. Bloomberg News

On the Radar

On The Radar

The Queensland Supreme Court dismissed a court case Friday that appealed the Australian state’s environmental approval of the Alpha coal mine. Environmental groups say the mine will negatively affect water supplies in the region. Reuters

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