Posts Tagged ‘water’

Water pipeline rupture makes waves in Karachi

In early August, as people struggled to survive the humid summer heat, a huge power cut deprived almost half of Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, of electricity for more than 16 hours and led to the rupture of a water pipeline carrying more than 20 percent of the city’s drinking water. Article © AHN – All […]

Coca-Cola plant in China shut over chlorine tainted drinks

Chinese regulators have suspended the operation of a Coca-Cola Co. plant in Shanxi province after learning that water with allegedly high chlorine content was used to make a batch of beverages there in February. The company has denied the allegations. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Geek out on the Solar Decathlon

share: digg facebook twitter I just had a ton of geeky fun reviewing all the entries in this year’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, comfortable, healthy and attractive, harnessing the sun to produce at least as much energy and […]

Simmering tension over forest give away

Kampala, Uganda (IRIN) – A plan to replace a large swathe of protected rainforest in Uganda with sugarcane could lead to further civil unrest in a year when nine people have been killed during strikes and protests against the rising cost of living. Politicians and activists have warned they will fight the revived plan to […]

Tough road to post-flood recovery in Pakistan

X IRIN – IRIN IRIN Staff MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (IRIN) – Eight months after floods forced Saleemullah Adeel and his family to abandon their home in Pakistan’s southern Punjab city of Muzaffargarh, the road to recovery has proved rough for this landless farmer. The wheat he planted on 10 acres (four hectares) leased from a large […]

Fresh Tepco woes pressure Asian stocks

Asian stocks came under pressure as investors reacted to images of radioactive water pouring into the ocean off Japan while semiconductor shares retreated on a report of falling chip sales View full post on UK Business Stories

Nuclear fears follow devastating quake

A wall of water washes over coastal towns, carrying whole communities with it, leaving more than 1,000 people feared dead. The government widens a cordon around a nuclear plant View full post on UK Business Stories

Investors warn over deep water drilling risks

Oil companies operating in deep water must do much more to reassure shareholders that they are not taking excessive risks that could put them out of business. View full post on UK Business Stories

Growing Gulf Dependent On Imported Food

The Media Line Staff Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates The Media Line – Many Gulf countries are investing heavily in foreign farmlands that are more fertile, chiefly in Africa but also India and Pakistan, in a bid to secure a steady food supply. Looking out over the glass and concrete skyscrapers that dominate the skylines […]

Gulf of Mexico drilling to resume

The six-month moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is to be lifted, the US government confirms. View full post on Business Stories