Water

Dam Development Is ‘Silencing’ the Mekong River

Dam Development Is ‘Silencing’ the Mekong River

  BANGKOK, Thailand, October 24, 2019 (ENS) – In five days, the Xayaburi Hydropower Project on the Mekong River in northern Laos will formally begin operations. As the first dam on the lower Mekong mainstream, this marks a turning...

 

World Water Week: Water Scarcity Becoming Urgent

World Water Week: Water Scarcity Becoming Urgent

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 28, 2019 (ENS) – When World Water Week opened in Stockholm Monday, speakers at the annual event addressing global water issues called for an immediate and drastic shift in how freshwater is shared and managed....

 

Newark Drinking Water Emergency: Lead Filters Failing

Newark Drinking Water Emergency: Lead Filters Failing

  NEWARK, New Jersey, August 20, 2019 (ENS) – Filters intended to remove lead in the city of Newark’s tap water are not working as expected in at least two homes, Mayor Ras Baraka has announced in the latest turn of events in a...

 

Krypton Reveals Ancient Aquifer Under the Negev Desert

Krypton Reveals Ancient Aquifer Under the Negev Desert

  BEERSHEBA, Israel, August 5, 2019 (ENS) – The Negev Desert, which covers half of Israel’s landmass, is so dry that parts of it get less than three inches of water a year; so dry it is called hyperarid. Yet today, there is still...

 

Himalayan Glaciers’ Melt Doubled Since Year 2000

Himalayan Glaciers’ Melt Doubled Since Year 2000

  NEW YORK, New York, June 21, 2019 (ENS) – The melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated sharply since the start of the 21st century, comprehensive new research shows. Climate change is eroding...

 

U.S. States Fight Trump Revision of Clean Water Rule

U.S. States Fight Trump Revision of Clean Water Rule

  SACRAMENTO, California, April 15, 2019 (ENS) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a multistate letter urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw a proposed rule...

 

Smartphone Test Detects Arsenic-Contaminated Water

Smartphone Test Detects Arsenic-Contaminated Water

  EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 15, 2019 (ENS) – A smartphone device developed at the University of Edinburgh could help millions of people avoid arsenic-tainted drinking water. Water contamination by heavy metals is a worldwide health...

 

Water Scarcity Solutions on Tap

Water Scarcity Solutions on Tap

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 13, 2018 (ENS) – “We have a water crisis, which is based on increasing population, urbanization and climate disruption. And there’s unsustainable use of our water,” said Argonne National Laboratory researcher...

 

Warming Rivers Emit Greenhouse Gases

Warming Rivers Emit Greenhouse Gases

  BIRMINGHAM, England, UK, July 20, 2018 (ENS) – Watercourses with high levels of fine sediment and organic materials building up in their stream beds are increasing greenhouse gas emissions from rivers, raising the risk of communicable...

 

Malawi’s Capital to Get US$100 Million Water Upgrade

Malawi’s Capital to Get US$100 Million Water Upgrade

  LILONGWE, Malawi, January 9, 2018 (ENS) – The half million residents of Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, are smiling in anticipation of improved water services and safely managed sanitation through a new US$100 million project...

 

Removing Atrazine From Surface Water Just Got Easier

Removing Atrazine From Surface Water Just Got Easier

  MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, September 18, 2017 (ENS) – An international team of scientists has found an effective way of removing low concentrations of the toxic weed killer Atrazine and its by-products from surface water in agricultural...

 

Poor Families Scared of Water Scarcity

Poor Families Scared of Water Scarcity

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 1, 2017 (ENS) – Countries will have to spend US$150 billion per year to reach the Sustainable Development Goal of access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030, finds a new report by The...

 

Glacial Retreat Causes 1st Modern Case of River Piracy

Glacial Retreat Causes 1st Modern Case of River Piracy

  TACOMA, Washington, April 18, 2017 (ENS) – The retreat of a massive Canadian glacier has triggered the first known case of “river piracy” in modern times – the capture of one river’s flow by another river. The...

 

Clean Water: It’s a Matter of Money

Clean Water: It’s a Matter of Money

  GENEVA, Switzerland, April 14, 2017 (ENS) – Clean, accessible drinking water is essential for life, and the United Nations says there is enough fresh water on the planet to supply this for everyone. But today, the World Health Organization...

 

World Water Day Appreciates Precious Wastewater

World Water Day Appreciates Precious Wastewater

  DURBAN, South Africa, March 22, 2017 (ENS) – On this, World Water Day, a water-scarce world is looking to treated wastewater to help ease increasingly severe water shortages. In many of the regions projected to be hit hardest, a...

 

Trump Orders ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule Changed

Trump Orders ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule Changed

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2017 (ENS) – The federal rule protecting the navigable waters of the United States will be reviewed for “consistency” with the policy of the Trump administration and rescinded or revised to conform...

 

Fresh Storms Could Reactivate Oroville Dam Crisis

Fresh Storms Could Reactivate Oroville Dam Crisis

  OROVILLE, California, February 19, 2017 (ENS) – The emergency at California’s Oroville Dam appears to be over for the moment, although during the next few days severe weather is expected to hit the area at the western edge...

 

Republican Congress Scraps Stream Protection Rule

Republican Congress Scraps Stream Protection Rule

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2017 (ENS) – The Senate voted Thursday to send President Donald Trump a measure to kill the Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule, a coal mining regulation finalized in December, just weeks...

 

Wetlands Protected Worldwide to Reduce Disaster Risks

Wetlands Protected Worldwide to Reduce Disaster Risks

  GLAND, Switzerland, February 2, 2017 (ENS) – Ten new Wetlands of International Importance in five countries have been designated to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017, observed every year on February 2. World Wetlands Day marks the...

 

Senators Ask EPA Help for Carcinogen in Long Island Water

Senators Ask EPA Help for Carcinogen in Long Island Water

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, both New York Democrats, Friday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to “prioritize and accelerate”...

 
 
 
 

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