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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Williamtown Contaminated by Perfluorinated Chemicals

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) […]

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Britons Strike Back Against Microbead Production

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 […]

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China’s Water Sources Continue to Deteriorate

Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | April 15th, 2016 | Water Online | Shared as educational material. New research shows that China’s water supply may be even more polluted than previously thought. More than 80 percent of the water from underground wells used by farms, factories, and households across the heavily populated plains of China […]

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Lake Titicaca May Be Able to Revive Itself

Article courtesy of Staff of Telesur | April 12th, 2016 | Telesur | Shared as educational material. Marino Morikawa, a Peruvian scientist, has recently restored polluted wetlands through a micro-nanobubble system that trapped and destroyed viruses and bacteria. He also used biological filters which caught effluents such as heavy metals, and the wetlands continue to […]

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Spanish Cities Suffer from Stomach Bugs in Bottled Water

Article courtesy of Fiona Govan | April 12th, 2016 | The Local | Shared as educational material. On Monday, April 18th, it was found that over two thousand Spanish civilians had been treated or hospitalized for stomach bugs. Authorities claim that the source of these contaminants was bottled drinking water, namely from the company Grupo […]

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Bhutan Struggles with Water Shortages

Article courtesy of Dawa Gyelmo | April 21st, 2016 | thethirdpole.net | Shared as educational material. Phub Dem, a remote village in western Bhutan, is just one of the areas experiencing water shortages. After the continual drying of nearby streams and water sources over the past few decades, water shortages were inevitable, experts say. Due […]

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Irish Water Schemes Faces Water Contamination

Article courtesy of Paul Melia | May 17th, 2016 | Business Farming | Shared as educational material. More than twenty thousand rural households in Ireland have been identified with drinking water supplies that have a health risk to the public. The cause is trihalomethane or THM contamination. This chemical is extremely dangerous. Long-term exposure to […]

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India’s Water Scarcity Issue Rises to New Levels

Article courtesy of Rakesh Rao | April 30th, 2016 | Business Standard | Shared as educational material. Depleting levels of groundwater and the presence of high levels of pollution in existing water sources have been a problem for India for quite some time now. Unfortunately, the occurrence of two consecutive droughts has made the Indian […]

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Energy East Pipeline Opposed by Canadian Residents

Article courtesy of Charles Mandel | April 6th, 2016 | National Observer | Shared as educational material. Many residents in the northern Ontario community of Kenora are worried about the potential of an oil spill from the from the recently proposed Energy East pipeline. The proposal to build the pipeline has been met with reports […]

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Gaza Water Scarcity Crisis Reaches New Heights

Article courtesy of Isra Saleh el-Namey | May 10th, 2016 | The Electronic Intifada | Shared as educational material. Gaza has been experiencing rather serious water crises as of late, mainly due to numerous power cuts. And as summer is approaching, the Gaza water scarcity crisis threatens to get worse due to successive Isreali military […]

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