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Water Pollution

Water Pollution

Trump Relaxes Environmental Regulations To Counter Coronavirus Impact

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to weigh on the global economy, the Trump administration has quietly relaxed regulatory measures meant to protect the environment from unnecessary air and water pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a sweeping relaxation of environmental regulations in order to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic…
bubmag
March 27, 2020
Water Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency says it won’t enforce its own rules during the coronavirus pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency suspended enforcement of its civil environmental regulations Thursday, citing the coronavirus outbreak. The move, according to the former head of its Office of Enforcement, is "unprecedented" and could be in effect for the "indefinite future." The EPA said its rules would strain companies trying to "protect workers and…
bubmag
March 27, 2020
Water Pollution

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Do as the Vietnamese Do

As I wrote in a recent essay for international education colleagues, Viet Nam has overcome steep odds in many contemporary arenas and throughout its millennia-long history.  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Viet Nam is doing all of the right things, placing the health and well-being of its people…
bubmag
March 25, 2020
Water Pollution

Bangladesh to get $170m from World Bank for sanitation in Dhaka

The World Bank has approved $170 million to improve sanitation services in Dhaka city, benefiting around 1.5 million people. The Dhaka Sanitation Improvement Project will help improve Dhaka’s livability with safely managed sanitation services, particularly in its southern part of the city. The project will treat sewage and septage, which…
bubmag
March 21, 2020
Water Pollution

Beijing Fears COVID-19 Is Turning Point for China

While the world fights the coronavirus pandemic, China is fighting a propaganda war. Beijing’s war aim is simple: shift away from China all blame for the outbreak, the botched initial response, and its early spread into the broader world. At stake is China’s global reputation, as well as the potential…
bubmag
March 18, 2020
Water Pollution

How exactly do they plan to replace fossil fuels?

They want to ban coal, oil and gas. Exactly how will they replace them? Who wins? Who loses? Guest post by Paul Driessen Berkeley, CA, Takoma Park, MD and other cities; California, Connecticut, New York, Virginia and other states; Germany, England and other countries; the European Union – all plan…
bubmag
March 16, 2020
Water Pollution

Gambia: Pura DG

Momodou Jallow, the Director General of the Public Utility and Regulatory Authority (PURA) has underscored the importance of access to safe drinking water, arguing that human activities' contribution to water pollution is becoming a growing concern in both urban and rural Gambia. "Water is a fundamental human right and a…
bubmag
March 12, 2020