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China gives bleak assessment of its battered environment

More than half of China’s cities are affected by acid rain and one-sixth of major rivers are so polluted the water is unfit even for farmland, a senior official said on Friday in a bleak assessment of the environmental price of the country’s economic boom. The environmental degradation which has accompanied China’s breakneck growth has […]

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Using Investment Strategies to Protect Water in Colombia

Borrowing strategies from the realm of high finance, the Nature Conservancy has created a conservation trust fund to protect rivers and watersheds in Colombia — and help provide clean drinking water to Bogotá, the country’s capital. The fund will attract voluntary contributions from Bogotá’s water treatment facilities to subsidize conservation projects — from strengthening protected […]

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Pollution levels in rivers alarming

NELSPRUIT – It is not safe to drink water from any river in Mpumalanga. This alarming fact is just one of the concerns  mentioned in the most recent report by Inkomati in Mpumalanga. Inkomati is South Africa’s first catchment management agency and was launched in the province in November 2006.

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Managing Stormwater

Ever thought of where stormwater ends up? Poorly-managed stormwater can damage your property and the wider environment – but, managed properly, it can be good for your garden. Stormwater is the water that runs off surfaces such as houses, roads, driveways, footpaths. In urban areas, it runs down drains into stormwater pipes or channels and […]

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10 Tips for Eco-Friendly Fishing

If you talk to any environmentalist long enough, you are sure to get a warning about how food is going to run out. There is a growing concern that between the increasing demand for food caused by a growing population, combined with a decreasing supply of food caused by a loss of arable land through […]

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