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Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town

- Just two roofs poke through the vast expanse of an artificial lake that has swallowed a Turkish town whose caves and pre-Ottoman ruins once drew in global tourists.

Brown Danube: How Belgrade's sewers taint Europe's famous river

Belgrade - Just down the road from Belgrade's historic city centre, gates open for trucks to pass to the banks of the Danube, where they dump raw sewage into Europe's venerated river.

World Bank cancels loan for controversial Lebanon dam

Washington - The World Bank on Friday said it was canceling a loan to fund a dam in Lebanon that environmentalists claimed could destroy a valley rich in biodiversity.

US to ease water rules after Trump's shower moan

Washington - The US government is looking at easing regulations on shower fittings following complaints from President Donald Trump who has regularly railed against water conservation rules in his quest for "perfect hair.

The Japan firms behind Mauritius oil-leak ship

Apo - The Japanese firm that operates a ship leaking fuel off the coast of Mauritius has been involved in accidents before, including a 2006 oil spill in the Indian Ocean.

Azerbaijan villagers plead for water as vital river dries up

- The village of Banka in Azerbaijan should have plentiful supplies of water as it lies beside one of the country's mightiest rivers, the Kura.

Five questions about Ethiopia's controversial Nile dam

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said this week it had hit its first-year target for filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a concrete colossus 145 metres (475 feet) high that has fuelled tensions with downstream nations for nearly a decade.

Ethiopia's Abiy praises 'historic' start to dam filling

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday lauded the "historic" early filling of a massive dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

Ethiopia says first year of Nile mega-dam filling 'achieved'

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Tuesday that its first-year target has been reached for filling a mega-dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

'It's my dam': Ethiopians unite around Nile River mega-project

Addis Ababa - Last week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's press secretary took a break from official statements to post something different to her Twitter feed: a 37-line poem defending her country's massive dam on the Blue Nile River.

Ethiopia says on track to fill mega-dam as African Union pushes for deal

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Saturday it was on schedule to begin filling a controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile River within weeks but vowed to try resolving its dispute with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

UN urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to 'work together' in Nile dam dispute

New York - The UN on Monday urged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to "work together" to resolve differences over Addis Ababa's Nile River mega-dam which has been a long-running source of regional tension.

Water hyacinth pest chokes Iraq's vital waterways

- The broad leaves and delicate purple flowers floating on the Euphrates look breathtaking -- but they are suffocating the waterways of Iraq, celebrated as the "land of the two rivers".

Israeli firm monitors sewers in fight against coronavirus

Ashkelon - An Israeli company is monitoring coronavirus traces in a coastal city's sewers and hopes to deploy its technology more widely to provide early warning of future concentrations of the respiratory disease.

'Water is life': COVID-19 exposes chronic crisis in Navajo Nation

Thoreau - Amanda Larson pulls up at a water station a few miles from her home in the Navajo Nation and her three children get to work filling up large bottles lying on the bed of her pickup truck.

Chatting with Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys Special

Nick Carter of the Grammy-nominated pop group Backstreet Boys chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his family life, the digital age of music, and his partnerships with VOSS and Happy Family Organics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heat, water woes and coronavirus: India's perfect storm

New Delhi - Bollywood stars and political leaders have urged Indians to wash their hands to protect against coronavirus but that's a pipe dream for slum-dwellers like Bala Devi, now sweltering through a summer heatwave.

Q&A: Solution to the challenge of water phosphate regulations Special

Phosphate and phosphonate chemistries can help to control water systems. However, they can lead to dangerous levels of microbial growth. To overcome this, a nutrient-free industrial cooling corrosion control program has been developed.

International World Water Day and startling global facts

Each year, on March 22, the United Nations marks international world water day where a series of events are held and facts about access to clean water broadcast. This is to highlight just how many people still do not have access to clean water.

Dirty tap water has Rio residents on edge

Rio De Janeiro - First the water was dirty, then it was full of detergent: Rio de Janeiro residents have had some disturbing stuff coming out of their taps, the latest environmental bungle for Brazil.

Alarm over Rio's drinking water causes run on supermarket stocks

Rio De Janeiro - Widespread complaints over foul-smelling drinking water in Rio de Janeiro have triggered a run on supermarket bottled water, though the public utility denied any health risk Wednesday.

Erdogan, Istanbul rival lock horns over 'crazy canal'

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's dream project of building a canal in Istanbul to rival those at Suez and Panama has turned into a political showdown with the city's new mayor.

Five years of thirst: S.Africa's Eastern Cape battles brutal drought

- South African farmer Steve Bothma heaved a sigh of relief when the weatherman finally predicted rain.His excitement was short-lived. Just a few days later, the forecast changed. It was back to cloudless sunshine.

Troubled waters for Egypt as Ethiopia pushes Nile dam

Apo - Under the shade of a tree, Mohamed Omar joined other farmers bickering over who would water their crops first as supply from the Nile to a nearby canal dwindled."My plot has been thirsty for days.

Africa's largest power dam stokes regional tensions

Paris - Ethiopia's construction of a massive power dam on the Blue Nile is raising tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river for 90 percent of its water supply.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan set January goal on controversial Nile dam

Washington - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Wednesday set a January 15 target for resolving an intensifying feud over a massive dam being constructed on Africa's Nile River, which has raised fears of conflict over scarce water.

'Ghost' fishing gear: the trash haunting ocean wildlife

Far out in the South Atlantic Ocean, invisible to the South African coastline, diver Pascal Van Erp surfaced with an abandoned lobster cage covered in algae and other marine organisms.

Egypt, Ethiopia leaders discuss controversial Nile dam

Sochi - Ethiopia and Egypt's leaders met on the sidelines of Russia's Africa summit on Thursday to discuss a contentious dam project on the River Nile, a diplomat said.

Thousands of dead fish wash up on drought-stricken Greek lake

Thessalon - Thousands of fish washed up dead on the shores of Lake Koroneia in northern Greece on Thursday as a result of high temperatures and declining water levels, authorities said.

Melting snowcaps spell water trouble for world's highest capital

La Paz - Water resources are running dry in the world's highest-elevation capital due to the combined effect of the Andean glaciers melting, drought and mismanagement.
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