“We discovered that the contamination of heavy metals such as iron, copper and arsenic has increased in the Chindwin River due to waste disposal from gold mining operations,” said the Ministry of Transport’s Director-General.
Environmentalists have lead a mass protest through Mogok in northern Mandalay Division, amid mounting fears over the future of the town’s iconic lake.
A village in Rangoon Division’s Hlegu Township has been inundated by floods for the past two weeks, with no sign of water levels abating due to a block in the drainage system.
Residents from drought-ridden Dala Township receive clean drinking water, which was piped across the river from downtown Rangoon.
An alcohol manufacturer that belongs to the Myanmar Winery and Distillery Company has been accused by locals of polluting water supplies in Rangoon’s Shwepyitha township.
Temperatures reach 47C as effects of heatwave are exacerbated by major water shortage and frequent power cuts across Burma
Electricity cuts, hydropower projects and abnormally hot weather are triggering water shortages from Sagaing division in the north to the Irrawaddy delta
Water shortage problem compounded by polluted rivers and the termination of water-purification supplies from aid groups
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Apr 27, 2009 (DVB), Burma has temporarily suspended construction of a controversial fence along the Burma-Bangladesh border following a meeting between border officials from the two countries. The fence is[…]
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