Ghana hikes water, electricity tariffs
Starting from the first of July, Ghanaians will be paying 8.01 per cent higher for water according to the new tariffs permitted by Ghana’s Public Utility Regulatory Commission. While electricity tariffs were also raised by just over 11 per cent.
Ethiopian businesses suffer as power cuts hit hard
Ethiopia is rationing electricity for domestic and international customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams caused a production deficit.
Water tankers a lifeline for India's parched villages
As Gajanand Dukre parks the water tanker in a drought-stricken Indian village, dozens of locals -- mostly women in saris -- come running with jerry cans, buckets and stainless steel pots. Over the next two hours, Dukre helps them empty the 12,000-litre tank, providing a lifeline to this small community as India reels from one of its worst droughts in years.
Water vendors seek alternative business as in the rainy season approaches
Water vendors seek alternative business as the rainy season approaches.
Going door-to-door in Cameroon to save water
Water is often wasted unnecessarily. Two men in Yaounde, Cameroon were inspired to start a group that goes door-to-door raising awareness about how water is used — and wasted — in private households.
House prices are driving Namibia’s youth out of town
Your own place to call home, with electricity, water, and a clean toilet – that’s not much to ask, right? But even that is out of reach for many in Windhoek. Now a youth movement is saying: enough is enough.
Soil: How it works
There's a lot more to that brown stuff under your feet than meets the eye! Soil is the link between the air, water, rocks, and organisms — and its health is vital in keeping ecosystems alive.
Iraq fish farmers hit by carp deaths, amid fears over pollution
Thousands of freshwater carp in fish farms in central Iraq have perished, putting pressure on agricultural workers already struggling because of a lack of water and pollution. The government has ruled out deliberate poisoning but the cause is still unknown.