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The sweeping ban on single-use containers is designed to protect waterways and wildlife, the Washington City Paper and WJLA-TV report.
There was no love for bottled water on the city’s inaugural Tap Water Day, Gizmodo reports.
Mayors from 114 U. S. and Canadian cities will raise funds and contribute technical savvy to rehabilitate the Jordan River, Green Prophet reports.
The south Indian city wants to construct a special lake for immersion of statues of Durga, Ganesh and other Hindu idols, CityMetric and the Deccan Chronicle report.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority provided hotel employees with 48 boats to help them pull garbage out of the Chao Phraya River, Travel Daily News reports.
Jakarta’s poor use waste salvaged from a river for flood protection and building material, The Pop-Up City reports.
The link between cities and oceans is explored in a new book that recommends “blue belts” to protect urban oceanfronts, according to The Dirt blog.
Despite efforts by Mediterranean cities to promote a cleaner environment, municipal and industrial waste is fouling the region, the Sustainable Cities Collective reports.
New report warns of industrial pollution’s dangers to urban poor
Trash removed to salvage urban wetland in Puerto Rico
After struggles and delays, major canal is a park