Article courtesy of Warner Todd Huston | May 21st, 2016 | Breitbart | Shared as educational material. The water crisis has gotten worse and worse as the days get closer to the Rio Olympics. The waters in which the athletes will have to compete in is terribly polluted and seems unlikely that the conditions will […]
Article courtesy of Tara Martin, Jonathan Rhodes, Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle | May 8th, 2016 | The Conversation | Shared as educational material. Freshwater is extremely important as a source of water for humans in more ways than one. Currently, more than 40% of the world’s workforce is dependent of freshwater meaning that freshwater is an important […]
Article courtesy of Vaidehi Shah | May 19th, 2016 | Eco-Business | Shared as educational material. China has had a long history of having a dire water pollution crises; waters in certain areas have been murky enough to classify the villages near them as “cancer villages”. However, there is hope for a change. The Chinese […]
Article courtesy of Eleanor Albert | Date July 29, 2016 | CFR Backgrounders | Shared as educational material. The Tibetan Plateau has long been a place of importance concerning water to the nations surrounding it. Because the Tibetan Plateau has the ice-filled Himalayas, it is a vital water source to growing nations such as China […]
Oil pollution caused by a grounded ship in New Taipei City’s Shimen District (石門) might have spread to Keelung, while the Fisheries Agency sought to reassure the public that the spill had not affected local aquatic products.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) has extended a $250-million facility to support China’s drive to treat harmful industrial waste water and sludge generated by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Children from primary schools in Salcombe and West Alvington placed yellow fishes on drains last week to try to cut pollution – but they have now gone missing.
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.
Despite the overwhelmingly clear evidence that providing safer, accessible and more reliable supplies of fresh water leads to healthier populations and economies, millions of people still struggle to access safe drinking water, and more than 840,000 people die each year from poor water, sanitation and hygiene.
Industry, pollution and the growing population together increasingly constitute both the demand for and scarcity of clean water. While river-fed sources are becoming less accessible, groundwater is also sinking deeper or getting contaminated.
Abnormalities have been observed in reproductive systems of male common carp in this country’s biggest lake, Laguna de Bay, and the anomalies are suspected be caused by “elevated amounts” of pollutants in the major freshwater resource.
Martin Strel is the only person in the world with plans to swim through 107 countries in 450 days to spread awareness about water pollution. The 61-year-old swimmer will embark on this endeavor on March 22.