Nigerian groups urged the federal government to reject Monsanto's applications, arguing that that there is a serious lack of capacity to adequately control and monitor the human and environmental risks of GM crops.
Argentine farmers are protesting and urging the government to back them in their fight with Monsanto Co over rights pertaining the company's Intacta soybeans.
Mexican experts have discovered that the main pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza is at least partially built atop a subterranean river.
Water is wasted and critically depleting globally, with nearly 80 percent of the world’s population and 65% biodiversity of aquatic wildlife species at risk. As long as people continue to be in denial and apathetic, still believing access to water is an obvious and natural thing, and not facing the reality that our civilisation and biodiversity is now threatened by water scarcity, our world and our very own survival will be questionable.
Dams and water diversions were seen by many as symbols of progress, ingenuity and man’s triumph over nature. But after building many dams in rivers and creeks since 1970, their negative impacts — on fish, wildlife, wetlands, recreation and communities — are becoming increasingly visible.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law legislation that critics say sells out the state's water supply and democratic process for private profits.
The Federal Republic of Germany will issue a EUR17 million loan to Ukraine through German Development Bank KfW to finance the reconstruction of the water supply system in Chernivtsi.
The water-retention situation in Thailand's reservoirs are at its worst in the last 15 years, despite the Royal Irrigation Department's assurance that the remaining water will be enough for public consumption throughout the year if it is managed efficiently.
The Republican-controlled House approved a bill to block the Obama administration from implementing a rule that asserts regulatory authority over many of the nation's streams and wetlands which is to ensure clean water and to protect waterways that provide drinking water to millions of Americans, habitat to wildlife of all types, for future generations and to reduce regulatory uncertainty. Republicans say Obama's proposal would have devastating consequences on every major aspect of the economy and small businesses.