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Traces of chemicals from common household products, legal prescription medications and illegal drugs are common in Minnesota lakes, according to a study released Monday. Scientists from the Minnesota Pollution Control agency chose 50 lakes at random and tested them for 125 chemicals, including substances that mimic or interfere with the actions of naturally occurring hormones.The common insect re ... read more >>
So it turns out the water I – and other Londoners – have been drinking hasn't, in fact, been through the kidneys of at least seven other people as I always naively believed. But it could, if the public reaction to Thames Water's proposal to recycle its sewage water goes their way. "It's all about making sure there is enough water to go around, now and in the future," says Simon Evans, spokesman f ... read more >>
Environmental groups are renewing objections they had last year to a proposal in the Obama administration's 2014 federal budget that would cut funding for state beach water quality testing.
Last year, the administration also proposed to eliminate funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's nearly $10 million Beach Grant Program, prompting an outcry. The program was saved under the c ... read more >>
A black sheen discovered in a major storm drain in Macomb County in Michigan, was most likely the result of motor oil dumping and was not a crude oil spill, local police said on Friday. ... read more >>
According to a study by the World Bank's water and sanitation programme (pdf), about 28 million Bangladeshis, or just over 20% of the population, are living in harsh conditions in the "hard-to-reach areas" that make up a quarter of the country's landmass. The study found that char – land that emerges from riverbeds as a result of the deposit of sediments – is among the most inaccessible, along wi ... read more >>
The number of farmers in the Yorkshire Dales National Park bidding for cash to cut water pollution has more than doubled this year.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) initiative aims to cut pollution in rivers and other aquatic habitats caused by farming operations in 74 priority catchments around the country.The number of applicants for ... read more >>
Six months after hurricane Sandy hit the US east coast, a new report from Climate Central reveals yet element of destruction: 11 billion gallons of partially or untreated sewage leaked into rivers, lakes and waterways in the aftermath of the storm. This graphic explores where sewage overflows happened, what caused them, and how treated each overflow was. ... read more >>
Experts say people need to use less water and take precautions to reduce polluted stormwater runoff — changes that the county government encourages through education but has trouble enforcing legally.
Stormwater runoff carries many pollutants with it when it seeps back into the aquifer, sharing a pollutant cocktail with the main source of tap water. The water is cleaned before it reaches fauc ... read more >>
This video was produced by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and its partners as a knowledge sharing aid. ... read more >>