Cuadrilla, the fracking company responsible for a series of earth tremors around Blackpool in 2011, has withdrawn applications for permits to frack in Lancashire after problems surfaced relating to the disposal of radioactive waste.
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Saturday 01 January 2011
Military aircraft dropped supplies to towns cut off by floods in northeastern Australia as the prime minister promised new assistance yesterday to the 200,000 people affected by waters covering an area larger than France and Germany combined.
Thursday 30 December 2010
The authorities in Northern Ireland came in for heavy criticism yesterday after water shortages affected tens of thousands of homes, some of which have had no running water for a week.
Wednesday 29 December 2010
Water bosses tonight faced demands to quit as engineers struggled to repair leaking pipes to tens of thousands of homes in Northern Ireland, amid fears the drinking water fiasco could develop into a major health emergency.
Monday 22 November 2010
An entrepreneur has said he plans to save Britain's most exclusive brand of spring water from drying up.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Wednesday 08 September 2010
It is now 10 years since the world's leaders signed up to the Millennium Development Goals, aimed at eradicating extreme poverty and hunger in the world, reducing disease, improving gender equality, achieving universal primary education and ensuring environmental sustainability. And it is now only five years away from the year 2015, when these targets were to be met.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
It must rate as one of the simplest diets, but scientists have nevertheless shown that drinking water before meals causes significant weight loss.
Friday 30 July 2010
The UN General Assembly has declared access to clean water and sanitation a "human right" in a resolution that more than 40 countries, including the US and Britain, did not support.
Monday 21 June 2010
Widespread flooding in southern China has caused 175 deaths, with 107 people missing and more storms expected, the government said today.
Sunday 20 June 2010
Massive flooding in southern China has killed 132 people and forced 860,000 to flee their homes, and more storms are on the way, the government said today.
Thursday 17 June 2010
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Thursday 23 July 2009
Households will benefit from an average £14 fall in water bills to £330 before inflation over the next five years, industry regulator Ofwat said today.
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