Article courtesy of Staff of Rani Gran | February 16th, 2017 | NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center | Shared as educational material. The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is leading a field campaign called SnowEx to measure the water contained in snow. More than one-sixth of the world’s population relies on seasonal […]
Article courtesy of Staff of Deutsche Welle | December 25th, 2016 | Deutsche Welle | Shared as educational material. “We can live without electricity, but we can’t live without water.” Rasha, a 51-year old housewife in Damascus, Syria, lamented after the government shut all water off in the city for 3 days. The government decided […]
Article courtesy of Britanny Seemuth | November 30th, 2016 | Northwest Now | Shared as educational material. The water supply of two Menomonee Falls School District elementary schools is still contaminated with coliform bacteria and heavy metals such as copper. Investigations suggest that the bacteria comes from an underground reservoir adjacent to the schools. As […]
Article courtesy of Yakub Qureshi | December 11th, 2016 | PIX 11 | Shared as educational material. Over 17,000 households were subjected to a contaminated water supply in early December. United Utilities, who are responsible for the supply, say they are working to fix the problem which has been caused by a technical fault at a […]
The amount of harmful chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis is nothing short of overwhelming. How can we expect to avoid them all? The sad truth is that we can’t. But, we can take real action towards minimizing our exposure to harmful chemicals. The first step is to build awareness around what is really in the cleaners that we rely upon to keep our homes clean and our families healthy.
Following complaints and safety concerns in Ithaca’s public schools last week, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on both the Environmental Protection Agency and Congress to help evaluate and address the presence of lead in the district’s water supply.
The eThekwini (ett-ta-kweeny) Muncipality Water and Sanitation Department, Durban’s water and waste management provider, avoided huge and expensive equipment, big pipelines, and the complicated sewage disposal practices of centralized water and sanitation systems. Instead it deployed a decentralized strategy, partnerships, baseline research, and less expensive tools that worked.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a chemical that most people have probably never heard of. However, it is more common than we realize and can be potentially harmful to humans, animals, and the environment. The EPA categorizes it as an “emerging contaminant,” meaning it is a chemical that poses a potential or real threat to human health or the environment.
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.
Water supply in Hulu Langat and Kuala Langat which was disrupted due to mechanical breakdown and contamination last month, have been fully restored.
Residents of some parts of the capital have been facing a drinking water crisis for the last several years. The water they are supplied with has a bad odour. Families living in parts of Mugda, Bashabo, Kadamtola, Maniknagar, Mayakanon, Tilpapara and Manda have been suffering the most.
An OCW spokesperson said that a standpost public tap was detected as a major source of water contamination in the area. “A special team of OCW officials inspected the area and identified the problem-causing tap from which the residents take water for daily usage. We have disconnected the tap now and also deployed a tanker at the spot to provide water supply to residents,” he said