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September 4, 2020 Trump Suspends Aid to Ethiopia Over Nile River Dam Dispute

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. suspended aid to Ethiopia over its decision to fill a hydropower dam on a tributary of the Nile River before agreeing with Egypt and Sudan on how the reservoir will be managed.

September 4, 2020 New Study Indicates Major Earthquakes in Italy Are Linked to Hidden CO2 Emissions

Source: Science Alert

When an earthquake struck the Italian mountain town of L'Aquila in April 2009, few people would have been thinking that carbon dioxide had anything to do with it. But geologists were on the case straight away.

September 4, 2020 Sustainable water stations hit CVG

Source: WCPO

CVG installed DropWater stations where passengers can purchase a 100% compostable bottle or fill their own water bottles with still or sugar-free flavored water options such as cucumber, guava and lemonade. The DropWater station...

August 27, 2020 Between a third and a half of freshwater gets ‘stolen’

Source: Sustainability Times

Climate change, intensive agriculture, needless wastage, industrial-scale pollution. These are some of the main causes that are posing grave threats to freshwater sources across much of the planet.

August 26, 2020 Planning a Sustainable Future for Earth’s Oceans

Source: Eos

Ocean experts are engaged in a long-term effort to envision, develop, and implement best practices for meeting today’s needs while preserving ocean resources for future generations.

August 19, 2020 “The Nile Is Ours”

Source: Slate

Ethiopia is the source of the Blue Nile, the river’s largest tributary, and the source of 86 percent of the water reaching Egypt after traveling through Sudan. Ethiopia’s government has dreamed of building a dam on the river for...

August 8, 2020 Iran: decades of unsustainable water use has dried up lakes and caused environmental destruction

Source: The Conversation

Salt storms are an emerging threat for millions of people in north-western Iran, thanks to the catastrophe of Lake Urmia. Once one of the world’s largest salt lakes, and still the country’s largest lake, Urmia is now barely a...

July 31, 2020 Nile dam row: Egypt fumes as Ethiopia celebrates

Source: BBC

The North African nation had long been opposed to any development on the Nile upstream that could reduce the amount of water it receives from the river and has regarded the Ethiopian project as an existential threat.

July 21, 2020 Egypt's Sisi wins parliamentary approval for possible Libya intervention

Source: Reuters

CAIRO - Egypt’s parliament gave President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi the green light for possible military intervention in Libya by approving the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight “terrorist groups” and “militias”.

July 17, 2020 Ethiopia's River Nile dam: How it will be filled

Source: BBC

Satellite images taken between 27 June and 12 July 2020 show a steady increase in the amount of water being held back by the new mega dam, which straddles the Blue Nile in Ethiopia.

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