Category Archives: endangering food & drink supply

China protests new chemical plant

Protesters have been clashing with riot police in the southern Chinese city of Maoming. People have been demonstrating in an attempt to stop the construction of a new chemical plant. The local government has been using social media to promote … Continue reading

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Fukushima operator may have to dump contaminated water into Pacific

Senior adviser to Tokyo Electric Power says controlled release into sea is much safer than keeping contaminated water on-site A senior adviser to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has told the firm that it may have no choice but … Continue reading

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Fear disease may spread during Brazil WC

Some Brazilians are worried that a common viral disease carried by mosquitos could affect fans attending the World Cup. As Brazil prepares to host the tournament this summer, more attention is being given to how the country manages dengue fever. … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s gold rush and housing crush

Villagers say mining has polluted water and destroyed homes, but Canadian firm denies all charges. Victoria Schneider Last updated: 20 Jan 2014 19:54 Kahama, Tanzania – The mango tree they chose to assemble under is by far the biggest tree around. It’s so … Continue reading

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Egypt objections delaying dam panel

Differences between two countries over panel’s composition persist, with Egypt fearing reduction of its water supply.   Egypt had sought more studies about the Grand Renaissance Dam’s impact on its water supply [File: Al Jazeera] Egyptian objections are delaying formation … Continue reading

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Local miners left out by Tanzania gold rush

Competition between multinational mines and local gold prospectors has resulted in tension spilling into violence. Zahra Moloo Last Modified: 08 Jun 2013 15:00 Geita, Tanzania – In northwest Tanzania, less than a kilometer away from a sprawling open pit gold mine, hundreds of … Continue reading

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