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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 water in an aquifer beneath the Negev Desert. […]


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 the Himalayas’ glaciers, threatening water supplies for hundreds of millions of people downstream across much of Asia, the study demonstrates. […]

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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 that would exclude many U.S. waterways from vital federal protections. […]

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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 issue, and arsenic is one of the main dangers. […]

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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 Seth Darling. “Part of addressing this is through policy solutions, but we also need new, more energy-efficient and cost-effective technologies.” […]

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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 disease and putting wildlife at risk, new research demonstrates. […]

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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 World Bank released at World Water Week 2017 in Stockholm. […]

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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 warned that of the 7.5 billion people living on Earth, more than one in every four is drinking dirty water. […]

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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 water crisis is already happening. […]

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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 to that policy, under an executive order signed Tuesday by President Donald Trump. […]

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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 of the Sierra Nevada mountains, as hundreds of thousands of residents return to their homes. […]

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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 before the end of the Obama administration. The House passed the measure earlier in the week. […]

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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, Friday called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to “prioritize and accelerate” the risk evaluation for 1,4-dioxane, a potential carcinogen found in 71 percent of Long Island water supply systems. […]


141 Water Protectors Arrested at Dakota Pipeline Protest

MANDAN, North Dakota, October 28, 2016 (ENS) – Law enforcement officials in riot gear arrested 141 people at a demonstration on private land against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, owned by Law enforcement officials in riot gear arrested 141 people at a demonstration on private land against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. […]