PFC Contamination Continues to Persist in the World’s Water

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 […]

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Hexavalent Chromium and Heavy Metals Plague Indian Lakes

Article courtesy of the Staff of Deccan Chronicle | December 27th, 2016 | The Deccan Chronicle | Shared as educational material. In all samples taken from five lakes and groundwater in Hyderabad, India, a study found high concentrations of hexavalent chromium, a dangerous form of chromium. The high concentrations exceeded standards set by the World […]

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Nova Scotia Sees Huge Amounts of Marine Life Death

Article courtesy of The Canadian Press | December 28th, 2016 | thestar.com | Shared as educational material. Recently, a large number of dead starfish, clams, lobsters, and mussels have washed up on a western Nova Scotia beach paralleling the massive herring death toll earlier. As of right now, scientists do not know what is causing […]

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Water Infrastructure May Take a Turn for Worse in the Future

Article courtesy of Celine Naughton | November 27th, 2016 | New Irish News | Shared as educational material. So far this year, 86,000 people throughout Ireland and other nations have had to boil their water to make it safe to use or drink. While most of Ireland’s 962 drinking water supplies comply with regulations, the […]

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Lakes, Reservoirs, and other Water Sources Continue to Suffer in China

Article courtesy of Reuters | November 18th, 2016 | Fortune | Shared as educational material. Despite commitments to crack down on polluters, the quality of water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs in several regions has deteriorated significantly. In recently published documents. inspectors found that a fifth of the water in the Yangtze’s feeder rivers in […]

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Venice: A Historic City Facing Modern Contamination

By Kimberly Sung, Education Project Leader for Save the Water™ | November 3, 2016 Venice, “the Floating City,” was built in the 5th century over 118 low-lying saltmarshes in the Venetian Lagoon, which is located along the northeastern shore of Italy. The city developed from a series of smaller communities that, over time, became unified […]

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Manchar River in Kaarachi Faces Water Crisis

Article Courtesy of Hafeez Tunio | August 9th, 2016 | The Express Tribune | Published as Educational Material One of Asia’s largest freshwater lakes, the Manchar river in Kaarachi is heavily polluted due to water contamination. Most of the people living nearby have diets consisting of varieties of fish or have jobs that are dependent […]

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Carcinogens Threaten Water Supply of East Chinese Schools

Article Courtesy of Staff Reporters of South China Morning Post | April 18th, 2016 | South China Morning Post | Published as Educational Material Hundreds of students in an east Chinese school had suffered from serious medical issues recently. It was found that the prime suspect was three former chemical plants that have been releasing […]

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Septic Tanks are Being Built So that Pollution in Lagos Will Be Reduced

Article Courtesy of Staff of The News | March 27th, 2016 | The News | Published as Educational Material The Lagos State Waste Water Management Office (LSWMO) has begun to put stricter laws concerning the usage of septic tanks. The officials advise residents of Lagos to build these tanks in their area in order to […]

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Villagers are Put at Risk due to Trash Dumping into Lake Tai

Article Courtesy of Staff of South China Morning Post | July 11th, 2016 | South China Morning Post | Published as Educational Material The drinking water for Suzhou is threatened due to contamination of Lake Tai by twelve thousand tonnes of rubbish. Unfortunately, officials can’t deduce what exactly is in the garbage that has been […]

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Botulism Strikes Spain and is Predicted to Worsen

Article courtesy of Tim Sandle | June 7th, 2016 | Digital Journal | Shared as educational material. Last Spring, Spain’s waterbirds have been facing problems with botulism. The bacteria seem to have entered the ecosystem through the effluents from waste water systems. Researchers say that the disease spreads through maggots which infest the bodies of […]

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Oysters Can Act as a Water Filtering Mechanism

Article courtesy of Staff of Ed Killer | April 7th, 2016 | TCPalm | Shared as educational material. Oysters now have a part time job. Oysters seem to be able to clean the water in estuaries that they live in. In fact, a mature oyster can filter fifty gallons of water a day. Volunteers have […]

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