Florida’s Space Coast Water System Sees Massive Sewage Entrance

Article courtesy of Staff of NBC 6 News | January 28th, 2017 | NBC 6 News | Shared as educational material. A broken sewer pipe “accidentally” released 14,000 gallons of “raw sewage” into a storm water system that goes into the Indian River Lagoon, according to authorities. The release was not stopped for 4 hours. […]

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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 salt marshes 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 […]

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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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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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Importance of Water Sources in the Tibetan Plateau

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 […]

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Montreal Approves Plan to Dump Sewage into St. Lawrence River

On November 8th, the Liberal minister of environment, Catherine McKenna, approved Montreal’s plan to dump 8 billion liters of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River.

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The Deadly Effects of Water Pollution

The planet has become one large dumping ground where our rubbish and pollutants are killing countless animals, marine life and spreading disease. It is estimated that around 5 million people die every year from drinking contaminated water which spreads sickness and waterborne diseases such as typhoid and cholera.

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Puerto Rico to Make Major Upgrades to San Juan Water Infrastructure in Federal Settlement

Under two settlements with the Department of Justice and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), three Puerto Rico government agencies have agreed to upgrade portions of storm water systems they own within the Municipality of San Juan.

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Cholera Emerges as New Health Concern in Lebanon

Beirut: As it approaches its cold and rainy season, Lebanon faces a genuine public health crisis six months after its unending garbage crisis. According to a recent Unicef report, cholera has already killed six people in Iraq and has spread to Syria and some Gulf countries as Shiite pilgrims return to their home countries.

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Residents Encouraged to Stay Out of Sewage-Tainted Floodwaters

“Do not wade or allow your children to play in the storm water,” a release from Dorchester County states. “The water has a great deal of bacteria that is hazardous to your health.”

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Tests Find High Levels of Contamination in Waters for Rio Games

In the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic sites, the AP conducted four rounds of tests starting in March. The results have alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already have fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea.

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