News Roundup 26/09/2018: Washing Up Yourself is Good for the Soul

This week in our news roundup, we have a couple of stories to update you with.

Washing up yourself is good for the soul | Letters

Washing Dishes

Readers Eric Banks, Clare Hay, Michael Robinson, and Frances Middletondiscuss the environmental and spiritual pros and cons of dishwashersI have to take issue with Jo Steranka (How you can do your bit in the war against climate change, Letters, 18 October). Dishwashers are typically much more efficient than hand … read more

Liverpool led the way on water fountains | Letters

Drinking Fountain

Philanthropist Charles Melly saw a free supply of water as an antidote to drunkenness, writes Susan Major. Plus Harry Holloway recalls his favourite public toilet in LondonLondon has made a big splash about installing public drinking fountains (Londoners to get 100 more drinking fountains by 2020, 12 October) but it … read more

Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels

Fossil Fuels

Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fundBahrain – one of the world’s most oil-rich nations – has applied to the international Green Climate Fund for $9.8m for its National Oil and Gas … read more

Nationalising Britain’s water could make us the dirty man of Europe again | Angela Smith

Navy Ship

We should keep up standards and resist simplistic calls for state ownership that wouldn’t automatically clean up our waterThere has been much discussion about the potential ownership structures of the water sector in recent months, but there has been very little thought given to actual operation of the industry.And nowhere … read more

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