Africa Ethiopia is proceeding with construction of the controversial Grand Renaissance Dam, now 21 percent complete, in order to boost its hydropower production, Reuters reported. On Tuesday, the country began diverting part of the Nile to facilitate further construction. Fighting has damaged infrastructure and created a severe water shortage in Mali’s city of Gao, Voice […]
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Ethiopia is building a dam that will give the country control over the Nile River’s primary water source. The dam has far-reaching consequences for Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, and the millions of people who depend on the river, The Ohio State University’s Andrew Carlson reported, and raises questions about who owns the river. Shifting Scarcity in […]
Rohini Nilekani began her career as a journalist and writer. But upon marrying Nadan Nilekani — co-founder of the Indian tech-consulting firm Infosys — and coming into some money, she sought a cause to support financially. “I was looking for an area that would make sense to me and that would also have some kind […]
Local protests against mining and energy projects in Peru are on course to affect the outcome of the upcoming presidential elections in June, Reuters reports. Some $40 billion in mostly foreign investment has been lined up for Peruvian projects over the next decade, but protesters fear that the extractive processes might cause pollution and drain […]
The African country reaches out to its Nile Basin neighbor.
Water purification stations shut down to prevent polluted water from entering filters.
A weekend meeting of the Nile basin water ministers does not resolve treaty impasse.
Egypt and Sudan have rejected the proposed Nile Basin agreement as it stands, while the other seven members vow to press on.
Many joint economic development projects have been completed, but an agreement on cooperative management of the river basin has not been signed.
The Global Rundown Officials say a third of Bangladesh is underwater after a wave of torrential monsoon rains. Environmental groups in Michigan urge the state attorney general to stop Nestle from taking huge amounts of state water at minimal cost. On farmland across the U.S., absentee land ownership hampers efforts to protect land and soil. […]
Oxfam, along with the U.K. Department for International Development and the consumer goods company Unilever, began a 12-month program in Nepal and the Philippines to improve hygiene practices to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The program will build on Oxfam’s handwashing initiative Mum’s Magic Hands, which uses storytelling to encourage good hygiene. The organization will […]