The world's 10 most populous river basins will be vital for economic growth – but only if water shortage threat is tackled
Map showing the estimated dates for achieving the Millienium Development Goals.
In tonnage terms, the amount of oil transported by sea increased from 1,600 million tonnes in 1992 to over 2,400 million tonnes in 2008. Over 34,000 million tonnes was carried over the 16 year period. By contrast, the number of major oil spills during the same period shows a steady reduction. Although serious accidents occasionally occur - the loss of the 'Erika' and 'Prestige' being recent high profile examples - the trend shows a continuing improvement, both in quantity and frequency of oil spills each year.
People without Adequate Access to Food, Water and Energy from 1990 to 2030.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The earth's environmental systems "are being pushed towards their biophysical limits," beyond which loom sudden, irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes, the United Nations Environment Program warned Wednesday.
Africa heads for 'hydrological suicide' as land deals hand water resources to foreign firms, threatening environmental disaster
ROME, April 30 (Reuters) - India's economic growth and political stability are at stake in coming years if it does not change its approach to water management, a member of its natural resources planning commission told Reuters on Monday.