IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition to be held in Beijing
The fifth IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, sponsored by China's Ministry of Construction and the International Water Association (IWA), will be held in Beijing from 10-14 September. It is the first time that China will host the most influential water conference in the world.
Over-extraction of groundwater leads to environmental damage in northeast China
Groundwater over-extraction has become very severe and will lead to worsening environmental problems in the plain areas south of Beijing and Tianjin, according to research by the Hebei Province Water Resources Exploration Bureau.
Pacific mangroves disappearing under rising seas
Global warming could lead to the destruction of more than half the mangrove wetlands of some Pacific islands, wiping out or reducing marine breeding grounds that support multi-million dollar fisheries, a UN report says.
36岁的律师路易斯庞(Lewis Pugh)周一开始尝试畅游长达203英里（约127 公里）的英国泰晤士河。但是在下水之前, 他不得不跑完19英里（约12公里）的干旱河床。因为泰晤士河在源头科茨沃尔德已经变成了一条溪流。
Swimmer's Thames marathon begins with dry run
Lewis Pugh, a 36-year-old lawyer and dedicated endurance swimmer, set off on Monday to swim the 203-mile length of England's river Thames. But he had to begin his journey with a 19-mile run on the dry riverbed, as the river is just a trickle at its source in the Cotswolds.
EU to propose limits on chemicals in lakes, rivers
The European Union's executive arm will propose new rules next week to reduce water pollution in the 25-nation bloc's lakes and rivers to try to cut down on substances that harm the environment and human health.
Greens slam G8 over climate change, nuclear boost
Environmental advocacy groups accused the Group of Eight industrial nations on Sunday of failing to take seriously the problems of climate change and the dangers of nuclear energy.
Chinese President Hu urges efforts to ensure global energy security
The international community should take joint efforts to ensure global energy security, Chinese President Hu Jintao said in St. Peterburg, Russia on Monday.