Israeli authorities plan to confiscate thousands of square meters of private Palestinian land in the central West Bank to construct a sewage network for settlements in violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions condemning the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation policies in the occupied territories.
Global sewage and water treatment firms are eying opportunities in an unsavoury place: Agrowing pile of waste in China, the world’s most populous nation. The country has been for years battling contamination from fertilizer run-offs, heavy metals and untreated sewage. A survey in 2015 showed nearly two-thirds of China’s underground water and a third of its surface water was unfit for human contact.
Chinese prosecutors have successfully sued a county environmental agency for inadequately punishing a sewage firm that produced dye without appropriate safeguards — the first such public interest case against a government department.