Articles tagged "water shortage"

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Pacific’s Marshall Islands facing drought disaster

A drought has left areas of the Marshall Islands facing “dire” water shortages with aid agencies scrambling to ship relief to affected communities.  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that unusually low rainfall in one of

May 09, 2013

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Serious water shortage hits Luanda, Angola

Angola is facing severe water shortages. Water utility in Luanda, Angola's capital, vowed to repair a burst water main within days, to end shortages that have lasted a week across much of Luanda. Prices of water have doubled due to the shortage, jumping from 7000 to as

February 21, 2012

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In stunning show of bureaucratic idiocy, EU directive bans health claim that water prevents dehydration

The collection of medically-indoctrinated idiots known as the European Food Standards Authority has officially disallowed a product health claim that says water prevents dehydration.This means the EU does not even recognize the therapeutic ability of water to

November 22, 2011

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Europe is facing the worst drought in century

Traditional Easter fairs in the east and the north of the Netherlands have been cancelled because of the risk of fires posed by the extraordinarily dry weather affecting northern Europe. In the eastern half of the country, one of Europe's biggest traders, outdoor

April 24, 2011

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Groundwater vanishing in Central Valley

Over-pumping is pulling vast and unsustainable amounts of groundwater from the heart of California farming, the Central Valley, a new UC Irvine satellite study shows – with enough lost over four years to fill two-thirds of Lake Mead. The phenomenon shows no...

March 11, 2011