Rather than seeing the world’s water problem as one global crisis, author and journalist Marq de Villiers prefers to break it down and suggests there are solutions best taken up locally. His view is outlined in a new book called “Back to the Well: Rethinking the Future of Water.”
Unusually warm ocean water has caused a huge algae bloom along the west coast of the United States. Also known as “Red Tide” or harmful algae blooms (HABs), Domoic acid has severely impacted marine life, shutting down most of California’s crab fisheries.
The Fundão dam, operated by the mining company Samarco, collapsed first and spilled into the Santarém dam and waste from both began to flow to nearby cities and into a vital river. The toxic mud wave, which has been slowly traveling down the Rio Doce for several weeks, has now reached the Atlantic, adding a dangerous mix of arsenic, zinc, copper, mercury, and other substances to the water during its 500-kilometer journey.
Environmental activists yesterday launched their long-threatened legal action over the persistent oil pollution plaguing Clifton Pier, warning that the situation was “damaging the economic prosperity” of the Bahamas.
Kitchener ratepayers are facing a projected increase of 7.6 per cent in their water bills every year for the next decade, and a 10.8 per cent increase every year for sanitary sewers. Rates in Waterloo are expected to rise around 4-5 per cent a year over that time, while they’ll go up about 6-7 per cent a year in Cambridge.
Citizens of Bangladesh have been suffering from the consequences of arsenic poisoning for years. This situation is often referred to as one of the largest mass poisonings of all time.
Drinking a lot of water would help to prevent harmattan related infections. When hydrated, the body flushes toxins and was kept refreshed all day.
According to a new Canadian-led study, we could easily run out of water supply, since the wells we rely on cannot be renewed. It is a common belief that snow and rain do their job effectively to kindly provide us with fresh water, but it turns out that resources previously considered renewable aren’t all that renewable.
South Africa is a water-constrained country with a vital need to conserve, manage, and expand its limited water resources as efficiently as possible. Municipalities are now discharging around 4 billion litres of untreated or partially treated sewage into the country’s rivers and dams every day.
The stench that pervades over Patto and areas of Fontainhas, India, emanates from CCP’s composting-cum-storage centre at Patto, but few realize that the facility has also been polluting the waters of the Ourem Creek that runs adjacent to the site.