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Millennium development goals: Two down, six to go

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The United Nations has met two of its eight development goals, well ahead of the 2015 deadline. Six goals are left. ... Read more about Millennium development goals: Two down, six to go

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World’s nations achieve UN goal to improve access to safe drinking water

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UNITED NATIONS — The world’s nations achieved a U.N. goal of cutting in half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water five years ahead of the 2015 target, the United Nations announced Tuesday.

A report issued by the U.N. children’s agency and the World Health Organization said over 2 billion people gained access to safe drinking water between 1990 and 2010 ... Read more about World’s nations achieve UN goal to improve access to safe drinking water

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Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

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JOANNA M. FOSTER
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Arjen Hoekstra and Mesfin Mekonnen/PNAS Early EditionHumankind’s average annual water footprint from 1996 to 2005. 

With the world’s freshwater supplies under mounting pressure from pollution and galloping consumption, understanding the how, where and why of water use is more important than ever. ... Read more about Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

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Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

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JOANNA M. FOSTER
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With the world’s freshwater supplies under mounting pressure from pollution and galloping consumption, understanding the how, where and why of water use is more important than ever.

To that end, scientists from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have released a new study analyzing the quantity and distribution of global water use from 1996 to 2005. ... Read more about Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

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AFRICA: Sub-Saharan sanitation targets “two centuries away”

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LONDON, 18 November 2011 (IRIN) - It will take two centuries for sub-Saharan Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, according to NGO WaterAid, which calls on national leaders to commit 3.5 percent of their annual budget to the sector.
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Scripps Study Finds Plastic in Nine Percent of 'Garbage Patch' Fishes

The Neglected Development Goal

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There is still one subject in international development that goes unmentioned. It is an issue that touches on the lives and health of millions of individuals, and one which world leaders have promised to address.

Sanitation is one of the last remaining taboos, but today a staggering 2.6 billion people have no access to a safe, hygienic toilet.

This week heads of state will meet at the UN for an historic meeting, where they will discuss and plan how to keep their promises set out ten years ago in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ... Read more about The Neglected Development Goal

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