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Flooded Europe, Slowing population, Dirty water

Date : 21st August 2002, Source : ENS



FLOODED EUROPE FOREVER CHANGED

BERLIN, Germany, August 20, 2002 (ENS) - "This disaster changed life in Germany," said Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder after a cabinet meeting Monday to deal with devastating floods that have forced at least 110,000 Germans from their homes over the past week.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/aug2002/2002-08-20-02.asp

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SLOWING POPULATION GROWTH SAVES WATER, FORESTS

ROME, Italy, August 20, 2002 (ENS) - World population growth will slow down by 2030, taking some pressure off the world's freshwater supplies and slowing the rate of forest clearing for agriculture, according to a new report issued today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/aug2002/2002-08-20-03.asp

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DIRTY WATER, DWINDLING RESOURCES THREATEN ASIA-PACIFIC

WASHINGTON, DC, August 20, 2002 (ENS) - Polluted water and poor sanitation are the biggest killers of children in Asia and the Pacific, finds a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission (ESCAP) for the region. The report, which details the region's environmental problems, including water pollution, was released to help guide experts meeting later this month at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa.

For full text and graphics visit: http://ens-news.com/ens/aug2002/2002-08-20-06.asp

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