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Chinese Officials Sacked for Water Contamination

Following last week’s post on contamination of the water supply for the city of Yancheng, China, state-run media Xinhua News has released an update on the news item. According to a government circular cited in the Xinhua article, seven officials responsible for water supervision have been punished and two have been removed from office for […]

March 5th

Toxic Chemical Spill in Chinese City Leaves Residents without Water

Authorities from China’s coastal city of Yancheng, in the province of Jiangsu, shut off water last Friday and restricted the supply for most of the weekend following citizen reports of foul smelling water. An estimated one million of the city’s 1.5 million residents were left without water due to what government identified as the presence […]

February 26th

Earth Policy Institute: Expanding Marine Protected Areas to Restore Fisheries

By Lester R. Brown After World War II, accelerating population growth and steadily rising incomes drove the demand for seafood upward at a record pace. At the same time, advances in fishing technologies, including huge refrigerated processing ships that enabled trawlers to exploit distant oceans, enabled fishers to respond to the growing world demand. In […]

November 13th