A new study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale showed elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest to natural gas extraction sites, according to a team of researchers that was led by UT Arlington associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry Kevin Schug. ... read more >>
A tiny wedge of land jammed between Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean sea, the Gaza Strip is heading inexorably into a water crisis that the United Nations says could make the Palestinian enclave unlivable in just a few years.
With 90-95% of the territory's only aquifer contaminated by sewage, chemicals and seawater, neighborhood desalination facilities and their public taps are a lifesaver f ... read more >>
A recent report issued by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the status of MGDs in Sindh stated that provision of safe drinking water in Sindh is still a dream. During the launching ceremony of the report, Senior Minister Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khoro admitted that Sindh government has failed to ensure the completion of water supply schemes in the province. "It was unfortunate that around 1 ... read more >>
Novel low cost and efficient water purification methods could benefit economically and technologically disadvantaged communities
University of Singapore has come up with a method to purify water in areas with limited resources by using apples' and tomatoes' skins, which many industries have as an additional cost on disposal. This is the first time that the two fruits skins are being used to remove pollutants from water and may be a method to help improve the quality of living for many communities in need. ... read more >>
Two European shipping firms were ordered on Tuesday to pay a $10.4 million penalty and given four years probation for illegally dumping oil-tainted bilge water as well as falsifying records. The firms - Columbia Shipmanagement GmbH of Germany and Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd of Cyprus - admitted to illegal activity on three oil tankers and one container ship, including bypassing the use of require ... read more >>
Crippled Fukushima nuclear plant was likely leaking contaminated water into the sea, acknowledging for the first time a problem long suspected by experts. ... read more >>
At the same hour on the same day of every week between 15 May and 30 September, a curious scene is played out at each of England's 500-odd designated coastal and inland bathing waters (or beaches, basically). A white van pulls up, and a man or a woman gets out. Wearing more often than not a watertight drysuit and clutching an empty, clear plastic bottle, they walk along the beach until they reach ... read more >>
The insect survey is part of an effort by the Mongolian government, working with the Philadelphia-based Academy of Natural Sciences, to monitor the environment and to train Mongolian scientists. In remote areas of the country, scientists are using stoneflies to assess water pollution levels without the expense of lab testing.
Nelson, a past recipient of the "Rolling Stonefly Award" fr ... read more >>
The Natural Resources Defense Council’s annual report has never been good news for the 61 public beaches along Erie. Last year, the council ranked those beaches 29th of 30 for ranked states in 2011. The beaches along Erie ranked 30th in 2012.
The group bases its rankings on routine water tests that found concentrations of E. coli bacteria that can cause illness and death.
Unhealthy concen ... read more >>
A tiny wedge of land jammed between Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean sea, the Gaza Strip is heading inexorably into a water crisis that the United Nations says could make the Palestinian enclave unliveable in just a few years. With 90-95 percent of the territory's only aquifer contaminated by sewage, chemicals and seawater, neighborhood desalination facilities and their public taps are a lifes ... read more >>