While these statistics might seem insurmountable, scientists and engineers from across the globe are working tirelessly to develop effective and efficient solutions via purification technology, and these past few months have seen great progress.
Staffers in Tauranga City Council, New Zealand fear serious ongoing contamination and health issues at the civic administration building of Willow Street. Sources told SunLive the problems began in 2003 when storms rainwater was pouring down the inside of a large glass window in the building. The rain water was collected in a bucket, decanted into another and poured out. But staff claims sickness has been an ongoing and when the carpet was pulled back they realise a serious problem.
As global mining booms amid ever-increasing demand for rare earth minerals and land, more poor farmers are having livelihoods threatened. Areas around farmlands are often needed for processing the mined rocks and building the tailings dam needed for storing the toxic wastewater,
As many as 24 students and three teachers of a local government school were on Friday morning hospitalized after drinking water from a hand pump in their school. Doctors said five of the children were “seriously ill”.
Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has directed the authorities to expedite irrigation and flood control projects on the banks of rivers in the state.
STOCKHOLM – Of all the world’s developed nations, none faces a more urgent confrontation between rising energy demand and scarce water supplies than South Africa. Just as in other desert African nations, parched South Africa is desperate to generate more energy while somehow bypassing ecological limits on its water supply.
As residents of Toledo, Ohio, and the surrounding region recover from a weekend without access to usable tap water — the fault of a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie — the crisis has set off new calls for stricter rules on the use the fertilizers that help contribute to the blooms.
Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of the state’s fourth-largest city Saturday, forcing officials to issue warnings not to drink the water and the governor to declare a state of emergency as worried residents descended on stores, quickly clearing shelves of bottled water.
It might not be as glamorous as taking the first steps on the moon or sending a rover to explore Mars, but new research appearing in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering could solve an age-old problem associated with space travel: what to do with all of the astronaut pee produced during interstellar travel?
With the public outcry against BPA growing, many manufactures have abandoned it in favor of Bisphenol S (BPS), a BPA alternative. In 2006, Appleton, the largest manufacturer of thermal papers in North America switched from BPA to BPS.  Research has shown that BPS also interferes with the way cells respond to estrogen nearly mimicking BPA.  With BPA leaving our daily life and BPS entering, what can be done?
The California drought this year has put many in danger, from the loss of farmers’ products to the drinking water in smaller communities that depend on wells which are often contaminated from pesticide and fertilizer run-off.