Drinking water from fracking waste? Almost sounds too good to be true, right? Or perhaps more like a headline from The Onion? Researchers are now proposing a very questionable solution to freshwater scarcity in the water-poor regions of the world — simply take the extremely toxic wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing and put it through an imperfect purification/desalination process. Mmmm. S ... read more >>
China’s rapid industrialization and urbanization along with over exploitation and abuse of natural resources has led to serious water pollution and water scarcity that is approaching crisis proportions.
A recently released annual environmental bulletin by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) reveals that over 30 percent of the country’s rivers and over 50 percent of groundwater are ... read more >>
State of emergency was called to San Francisco recently, due to the rim fire threatening power supply as well as water supply for over 2.6 million. The rim fire came close to a reservoir that is used for public supply, officials are stating that water is still okay for drinking but concern has reason of contamination once rain season begins. ... read more >>
Matt Damon is bringing awareness of water issues by using humor. In case you have missed it, he created a no toilet strike to bring awareness that more people have cell phones than clean water. One in nine have access to clean water. ... read more >>
Real-Time Monitoring Pays Off for Tracking Nitrate Pulse in Mississippi River Basin to the Gulf of Mexico
Cutting edge optical sensor technology is being used in the Mississippi River basin to more accurately track the nitrate pulse from small streams, large tributaries and ultimately to the Gulf of Mexico.
Excessive springtime nitrate runoff from agricultural land and other sources in the Mississippi drainage eventually flows into the Mississippi River. Downstream, this excess nitrate contributes t ... read more >>
uman activities are changing the basic chemistry of many rivers in the Eastern U.S., with potentially major consequences for urban water supplies and aquatic ecosystems, a University of Maryland-led study has found.
In the first survey of its kind, researchers looked at long-term records of alkalinity trends in 97 streams and rivers from Florida to New Hampshire. Over time spans of 25 to 60 year ... read more >>
Days after a suspected poison gas attack killed hundreds of people in crop-growing suburbs, residents of the Syrian capital say they are afraid their food and water supplies may be contaminated.
Western countries believe President Bashar Assad's forces carried out the worst chemical weapons attack since Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein gassed thousands of Kurds in 1988. Syria's government denies an ... read more >>
Matt Damon the star of Jason Bourne, has come to Bangalore to help with drinking water and sanitation projects funded by the non-profit group water.org. With communities that have women going to public facilities to use a lone toilet in the town, with funding most families in local communities having access to their own toilets which has given save each family money from using the public facilit ... read more >>
Researchers are mapping the microscopic fauna in our underground water systems, to better understand how some organisms eke out a living in dark, cool pipes loaded with chlorine. ... read more >>
Clean drinking water is a diminishing natural resource in developing nations and in many industrialised countries. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a simple and inexpensive test kit that detects phenolic compounds in water. Sources of phenolic compounds found in drinking water include industrial wastewaters, drug residues and pipes. Certain phenolic compounds are toxic and s ... read more >>