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Whereas the data provided right here is probably not "new news," lots of attention-grabbing evidence are made to be had, together with the breakdown of water utilization within the U. S. An incredible forty-one. 2% of all water utilization is attributed to bathroom flushing! !! additionally incorporated within the water bankruptcy is an inventory of artificial chemical substances in our water provide, and from which industries they arrive.
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Hurricane Mitch causes flash flooding and mudslides in Central America; ten thousand people are reported dead in Honduras and Nicaragua. 15 Nov. N. continue weapons inspections. 24 Nov. The Yassir Arafat International Airport opens in the Gaza Strip. 25 Nov. A special panel in the British House of Lords votes in favor of extraditing Ugarte Pinochet. 26 Nov. A Tokyo court refuses to compensate former British prisoners of war for Japanese mistreatment during World War II. 22 28 Nov. Israeli forces bombard Hizballuh positions in southern Lebanon following the death of seven Israeli soldiers in an ambush.
3 feet thinner than the last time measurements were taken in 1976. 21 Nov. China announces the launch of a space vehicle capable of carrying astronauts. 2 Dec. Britain hands over power in Northern Ireland to a twelve-member cabinet of Protestants and Catholics. 3 Dec. The World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting ends in Seattle, Washington, following a week of violent protests by environmentalists and anarchists. 17 Dec. Flooding in Venezuela causes mudslides that eventually kill an estimated ten thousand people.
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