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Climate Change Threatening Africa’s Biodiversity

Climate Change Threatening Africa’s Biodiversity

Experts said on Wednesday that the Horn of Africa region is struggling to cope with the loss of biodiversity caused by climate change, which is exacerbating hunger, water stress, poverty, and resource conflicts. Levis Kavagi, Regional Coordinator for Ecosystems and Biodiversity Africa of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), said […]

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Water Quality Violations: EU has Greece under pressure

Water Quality Violations: EU has Greece under pressure

Greece is under pressure from the European Commission to stop delays and solve the problem of nitrate pollution in its waters. Last week, the European Commission asked the European Supreme Court to fine Greece for its continued failure to protect its waters from agricultural nitrate pollution. EU law requires member […]

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Why is Africa facing Environmental Challenges

Why is Africa facing Environmental Challenges

Water is essential to the balance of the environment. As a liquid, it contributes to the formation of landforms and the emergence of life (plants, animals, and humans), and is vital to its maintenance. As a gas, water forms a barrier in the atmosphere, protecting the biosphere from solar ultraviolet […]

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How Climate Change Affects the African Economy

How Climate Change Affects the African Economy

“Rain does not fall on a roof alone.” An African proverb. The changing climate has an equal impact on every country and sector. It has risks and opportunities at the same time, and the financial sector is not immune to these risks and opportunities. Climate change has shrunk the African […]

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A water policy prioritizing green growth

A water policy prioritizing green growth

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a new water policy that prioritizes water security and the conversion of water assets in order to promote the sustainable and inclusive economic growth of regional member countries. Since 2010, the African Development Bank has invested approximately US$6.2 […]

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How much water should a child drink?

How much water should a child drink?

Everyone knows that water is vital to life. However, after a child has developed a strategy on how to receive breast milk or formula in the first year, it may feel a bit harsh to switch to pure old water. Should they drink all day or just here and there? […]

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Why is water shortage a problem

Why is water shortage a problem

Water shortage is a growing problem worldwide. Overuse, population growth, and climate change have contributed to desperate conditions, and violent extremist organizations (VEOs) are turning scarce water into a weapon. This trend is most obvious in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which is a region that is vital […]

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How water shortage happens?

How water shortage happens?

Water shortages are generally divided into two categories: physical water shortages (water shortages due to local ecological conditions); and economic shortages when water infrastructure is insufficient. The two often together cause water pressure. For example, stressed areas may lack both rainfall and adequate water storage and sanitation facilities. Experts say […]

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What is water stress?

What is water stress?

Billions of people around the world do not have access to one of the basic elements of life: clean water. Although the government and aid organizations have helped many people living in water-scarce areas get a living in recent years, the problem is expected to become more serious due to […]

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How public health in the US is affected by water poverty

How public health in the US is affected by water poverty

Access to clean water and sanitation is a human right recognized by the United Nations. Although there has been progressing in recent years, contaminated water and waterborne diseases remain major threats to public health — not only in low-income countries but also in wealthier nations such as the United States. […]

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