Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution

World / Science & Health Jan 24, 2020

Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday ended federal protection for many of America's streams, arroyos and wetlands, a sweeping environmental rollback that could leave the waterways more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms. The policy change, signed by heads of ...

China aims to double water transfers from wet south to arid north

Asia Pacific Dec 12, 2019

China aims to double water transfers from wet south to arid north

China aims to double the amount of water it transfers from the flood-prone south to arid northern regions, officials said Thursday, as the government prepares to launch the second phase of its controversial cross-country water diversion program. The South-North Water Diversion Project was first proposed ...

Three children and elderly man drown in Japanese rivers

National Sep 7, 2019

Three children and elderly man drown in Japanese rivers

Three children and an elderly man drowned Saturday after playing in two different rivers in Japan as summer-like heat returned to many parts of the country. A 7-year-old boy and his grandfather were pronounced dead after they were pulled out of a river in Takatsuki, ...