Driest season in decades hits Jordan's Dead Sea

Driest season in decades hits Jordan's Dead Sea

WNN partner IRIN for – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/IRIN) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: Jordan, one of the world’s most water scarce states, is facing a “perfect storm of pressures” including chronic scarcity, over-use, waste, and a massive increase in demand caused by refugee arrivals, according to a report published this month by the NGO Mercy Corps. […]

Human-caused damage to environment impacts global water

Human-caused damage to environment impacts global water

WNN Earth Watch (WNN/VOA) Bonn, GERMANY, WEST EUROPE: Scientists say a new geologic epoch has begun where humans are causing major damage to global water systems. They warn of a planetary transformation comparable to the retreat of the glaciers more than 11,000 years ago. Scientists are meeting in Bonn, Germany May 21-24, 2013 to discuss […]

Madagascar woman gives honest account of life hardships

Madagascar woman gives honest account of life hardships

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) MADAGASCAR: A 38-year-old woman named Say Louise from Ilafitsignana, Madacascar has happy memories of childhood, when her father’s job with the port management authority in Fort Dauphin (and later his farming and fishing) provided for all the family’s needs. Harvests and fish were plentiful. Her difficulties came as an adult when […]

Overcoming Disparity – New study shows large gaps in healthcare for urban women

Overcoming Disparity – New study shows large gaps in healthcare for urban women

Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories Friday, 19 November, 2010 A new November 2010 report by WHO – the World Health Organization and UN-HABITAT – United Nations Human Settlements Programme, “Hidden Cities – Unmasking and Overcoming Health Inequities in Urban Settings,” shows that urban poverty can impact health statistics worldwide. Today’s urban cities are […]