Article courtesy of Bruce Baigrie | February 16th, 2017 | news24 | Shared as educational material. In Kenya, a man named Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua is better known as “the water man.” He drives a water truck containing 3,000 gallons of fresh water to give to the animals at Tsavo West National Park. Some of the […]
Article courtesy of Bruce Baigrie | February 16th, 2017 | news24 | Shared as educational material. Cape Town is facing a drought. Conservation restrictions have been imposed. But the water must be pumped to an expanding city with a growing population through a system that has a 15% leakage rate. Rain this year is missing […]
Article courtesy of Libby Bernick | February 22nd, 2017 | GeenBiz | Shared as educational material. Water crises outranked weapons of mass destruction and infectious disease as “the top societal risk to the global economy.” In 2016, companies indicated that lack of clean fresh water led to more than $14 billion in costs. One organization […]
Article courtesy of Staff of RTÉ.ie| February 15th, 2017 | RTÉ.ie | Shared as educational material. The European Union publicized that it is suing Ireland in the European Court of Justice over wastewater treatment failures at 38 locations in the country. Some of these failures could have been addressed in 2000. Ireland needs €433 million […]
Article courtesy of Press Association | February 8th, 2017 | The Guardian | Shared as educational material. The United Kingdom is considering banning microplastics, which are tiny plastics no more than 5mm in diameter. Marine life can eat microplastics, which already number in the trillions in the sea. Microplastics can harm fish and crustaceans. Environmental […]
Article courtesy of Sunil Mungarai | February 11th, 2017 | Times of India | Shared as educational material. In Hyderabad, India, water problems are expected to get worse by summer. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) planned to lay pipelines to construct service reservoirs and to construct distribution networks, but these plans have been delayed. These […]
Article courtesy of the Staff of ChemEurope | November 17th, 2016 | ChemEurope.com | Shared as educational material. Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) pervade the industrialized world and may cause harm to humans. Because PFCs’ chemical bonds are one of the strongest in nature, PFC contamination is among the most difficult to remediate, particularly in groundwater. Current […]
Article courtesy of Charis Chang | April 1st, 2016 | news.com.au | Shared as educational material. In early September 2015, the discovery of a chemical contamination around the Williamtown RAAF base in the NSW Hunter Valley was made public. The NSW Environment Protection Authority warned that chemicals – perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) […]
Article courtesy of Dispatch Staff | April 14th, 2016 | Dispatch Tribunal | Shared as educational material. Marine pollution has always been a big problem around the world and now, a new element has made the pollutions troubles even worse: microbeads. A recent survey held in Britain suggests that the majority of people in the […]
An Amsterdam-based social enterprise group called Plastic Whale has entered the boat building business. Instead of using traditional Dutch boat-building techniques, however, Plastic Whale has made its fleet of six boats from plastic that’s been “fished” from Amsterdam’s famed canals.
The purpose of this study was to assess the microbiological quality of unchlorinated drinking water in Korea, 2010. One hundred and eighty unchlorinated drinking water samples were collected from various sites in Seoul and Gyeonggi province. In the 180 total bacteria investigation, 72 samples from Seoul and 33 samples from Gyeonggi province were of an unacceptable quality (>102 CFU/mL).
People living near hazardous waste sites that contain sulfuric acid are at greater rick of exposure by breathing contaminated air than is the general public. Breathing sulfuric acid mists can result in tooth erosion and respiratory tract irritation.