News tagged with waterway

Trying to revive Manila's toxic river heart

Boys shout in delight as they flip backwards off a bridge. Fishermen quietly cast rods out. They are joyful acts that should belong to an earlier era, before the Philippines' Pasig River turned toxic.

dateFeb 19, 2013 in Environment
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Peru villagers allege neglect after toxic spill

(AP)—More than a month after toxic slurry from a major copper mine sickened scores of people in one of Peru's highland communities, villagers complain that the mining company and the government have done ...

dateSep 04, 2012 in Environment
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Toxic spill from zinc mine in Peru

(AP)—Peruvian authorities say wastewater laced with heavy metals from a major zinc mine has spilled into a tributary of the Amazon, contaminating at least six miles of the waterway.

dateSep 03, 2012 in Environment
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'Dead or alive' bounty offered for China piranhas

Authorities in southern China have moved to quash a bizarre piranha threat, offering bounties and free bait amid fears the aggressive South American fish has invaded a river, state media said on Thursday.

dateJul 12, 2012 in Ecology
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