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Old 04-02-2011, 05:05 AM   #1
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Tokyo (CNN) -- Highly radioactive water is leaking into the Pacific Ocean from a crack in a concrete pit outside a crippled reactor at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility, an official with the plant's owner said Saturday Water from the two-meter deep, concrete-lined basin could be seen ...
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2013-05-26 - The majority of people on Earth people will face severe water shortages within a generation or two if pollution and waste continues unabated, scientists warned at a conference in Bonn on Friday.
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"This handicap will be self-inflicted and is, we believe entirely avoidable," read a document entitled The Bonn Declaration issued at the close of the four-day international huddle. The conference sought to assess the evidence of Man's impact on freshwater resources, which constitute only 2.5 percent of the total volume of water on Earth.

Currently, an estimated third of the world's seven million people has limited access to adequate fresh water, according to conference delegates. "In the short span of one or two generations, the majority of the nine billion people on Earth will be living under the handicap of severe pressure on fresh water," said the declaration.

The nine billion mark is widely projected to be reached from about 2040. "We are flying the red flag out of our conference here," Charles Vorosmarty, co-chair of the Global Water System Project research body that hosted the meeting, said in a teleconference from Bonn. "These self-inflicted wounds have long-term legacy effects that are not easy to turn around." The declaration points out that humanity uses an area the size of South America to grow crops and another the size of Africa to raise livestock.

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May 27,`13 -- Chelsea Clinton is carrying out some of her father's globe-trotting work in a country where her mother blazed a diplomatic trail - Myanmar.
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She represented former President Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative at a Monday ceremony bringing Procter & Gamble's Children's Safe Drinking Water initiative to the Southeast Asian nation. The program provides water purification packets to areas with unsafe water supplies. The project's organizers say access to safe drinking water is poor in rural Myanmar due to pollution.

Myanmar would have been denied such help a few years ago because it was shunned by the United States for its undemocratic military rule. But as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton helped nudge an elected Myanmar government toward democratic reforms, making a groundbreaking visit in 2011.

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