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Failure of governments to value water leading to widespread waste, UN says
Misuse and subsidising of supplies for the rich also causing shortages and high prices for the poor and vulnerable

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

22, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Fabled ark could be among ancient treasures in danger in Ethiopia’s deadly war
Tigray’s rich heritage is ‘highly endangered’, experts warn, as the conflict escalates near key cultural sites

Harriet Sherwood

24, Jan, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Singapore street food added to Unesco heritage list
The city-state’s cosmopolitan ‘hawker culture’ has been added to the prestigious list – welcome recognition after a tough year for vendors. Plus five of the best food centres to visit

Olivia Lee

21, Dec, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Saunas to sourdough: Unesco updates culture heritage list
Thirty-five entries from around the world added to 2020 list of national traditions

Angela Giuffrida

18, Dec, 2020 @4:09 PM

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The Maradona and child: Naples honours its hero with nativity figurine
A new addition to the Christmas scene in artisan shops shows city’s love for footballer

Angela Giuffrida

13, Dec, 2020 @6:45 AM

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Great Barrier Reef outlook 'critical' as climate change called number one threat to world heritage
The outlook for Australian sites including the Blue Mountains and the Gondwana rainforests has deteriorated, report says

Lisa Cox

02, Dec, 2020 @1:01 PM

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Campaigners launch legal challenge over Stonehenge road tunnel
Grant Shapps is served with notice of potential action and has been asked to respond within 10 days

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

30, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Stonehenge tunnel: make it longer | Editorial
Editorial: The road scheme greenlit by Grant Shapps risks damaging a unique landscape


22, Nov, 2020 @6:25 PM

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Chad halts lake's world heritage status request over oil exploration
Exclusive: African state says it has agreements with oil companies in Lake Chad area

Mélanie Gouby

24, Sep, 2020 @9:14 AM

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Erdoğan leads first prayers at Hagia Sophia museum reverted to mosque
Turkish president recites Qur’an at monument as Greece declares day of mourning

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

24, Jul, 2020 @3:53 PM

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Court ruling paves way for Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to revert to mosque
Status of Unesco-listed 1,500-year-old building has been hotly debated for decades

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

10, Jul, 2020 @3:18 PM

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Unesco urged to declare Great Barrier Reef 'in danger'
Environmental groups say Australian government is violating legal obligations to protect reef from global heating and UN committee should hold it to account

Adam Morton Environment editor

10, Jun, 2020 @5:30 PM

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