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US Congress grills officials over Michigan drinking water pollution

US Congress members have called for a state governor and a watchdog chief to resign for failing to prevent a contaminated drinking water scandal

US Congress members have called for a state governor and a watchdog chief to resign for failing to prevent a contaminated drinking water scandal

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Alarm in Ohio over second case of lead-contaminated drinking water

Health officials in the US state of Ohio have warned its residents in the village of Sebring not to drink tap water because of high levels of lead

Health officials in the US state of Ohio have warned its residents in the village of Sebring not to drink tap water because of high levels of lead

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USA: Clinton expresses 'outrage' at Flint water contamination scandal

A water pollution scandal in the US has risen to the surface of this year’s presidential campaign. Lead-contaminated drinking water was piped to

A water pollution scandal in the US has risen to the surface of this year’s presidential campaign. Lead-contaminated drinking water was piped to

Science_technology

Do you know: how does soil clean water?

Pour some filthy water in the dirt, pump it back from a well – you can drink it! How did is get clean? Alfieri Pollice, a researcher in waste water

Pour some filthy water in the dirt, pump it back from a well – you can drink it! How did is get clean? Alfieri Pollice, a researcher in waste water

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Water stress expected to soar, warns World Resources report

The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute

The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute

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Saving water from waste in chemical plants

This edition of Futuris explores how new technologies can help recycle the water used in chemical plants to make these more environmentally friendly.

This edition of Futuris explores how new technologies can help recycle the water used in chemical plants to make these more environmentally friendly.

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Rio de Janeiro: Water quality causes a stink ahead of Olympics

Rio de Janeiro’s governor has admitted that a pledge to clean up waterways ahead of next year’s Olympic Games will not be fully met. It comes as

Rio de Janeiro’s governor has admitted that a pledge to clean up waterways ahead of next year’s Olympic Games will not be fully met. It comes as

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Algae threatens drinking water in Ohio

Dangerously high levels of toxins from algae have left 500,000 people in the state of Ohio without safe drinking water. Blue green algae on Lake

Dangerously high levels of toxins from algae have left 500,000 people in the state of Ohio without safe drinking water. Blue green algae on Lake

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Is it safe? Seeking a universal test for fresh water

Almost 100 million Europeans do not have access to safe, reliable water. As conventional methods of detecting pathogens can be complex and take

Almost 100 million Europeans do not have access to safe, reliable water. As conventional methods of detecting pathogens can be complex and take

Science_technology

Do you know: can water kill you?

This is not an excuse to only drink alcohol beverage and stop showering. The fact is that an estimated 100 million Europeans lack safe and reliable

This is not an excuse to only drink alcohol beverage and stop showering. The fact is that an estimated 100 million Europeans lack safe and reliable

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China toxic tap water found in Lanzhou

Toxic water with levels of benzene, a cancer-inducing chemical, 20 times the safe level has been recorded in China. Residents of Lanzhou rushed to

Toxic water with levels of benzene, a cancer-inducing chemical, 20 times the safe level has been recorded in China. Residents of Lanzhou rushed to

Europe

Water as a human right

To encourage the participation of Europeans in the EU decision-making process, the Lisbon Treaty created the Citizens Initiative, which requires

To encourage the participation of Europeans in the EU decision-making process, the Lisbon Treaty created the Citizens Initiative, which requires

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Italy: flood warnings in Pescara

Part of the Adriatic city of Italian city of Pescara has been evacuated amid bad weather warnings throughout central and southern parts of the

Part of the Adriatic city of Italian city of Pescara has been evacuated amid bad weather warnings throughout central and southern parts of the

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Japan's Abe shuts down Fukushima's surviving reactors

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered the closure of two Fukushima nuclear reactors that survived the 2011 tsunami. The shutdown threatens

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered the closure of two Fukushima nuclear reactors that survived the 2011 tsunami. The shutdown threatens

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Seoul bans Japanese fish imports amid radioactive concerns

South Korea has banned the import of sea food products from eight Japanese prefectures amid radioactive contamination concerns. Seoul said the

South Korea has banned the import of sea food products from eight Japanese prefectures amid radioactive contamination concerns. Seoul said the

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Tokyo promises better Fukushima nuclear containment

The deterioration of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan continues to raise fresh fears. The latest bad news announced by the operating company

The deterioration of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan continues to raise fresh fears. The latest bad news announced by the operating company

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Brazil: Ten tons of dead fish found in Rio lake

There is something fishy going on in Brazil. Ten tons of dead fish have been found floating in a Rio de Janeiro lake. Biologists said it was

There is something fishy going on in Brazil. Ten tons of dead fish have been found floating in a Rio de Janeiro lake. Biologists said it was

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Fukushima: Tepco admits contaminated water leak into the Pacific

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says around 300 tonnes of highly contaminated water has leaked into the Pacific

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says around 300 tonnes of highly contaminated water has leaked into the Pacific

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Radioactive water emergency at Fukushima 'beyond Tepco's control'

Japan’s devastated nuclear plant at Fukushima is facing a new emergency due to radioactive water underground that is threatening to rise to the

Japan’s devastated nuclear plant at Fukushima is facing a new emergency due to radioactive water underground that is threatening to rise to the

Science_technology

UV-LEDs lower cost of water purification

New technology for water purification has been developed based on UV-LED and photocatalysis. The water purification device is the work of a

New technology for water purification has been developed based on UV-LED and photocatalysis. The water purification device is the work of a

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Why Matt Damon won't go to the toilet

Hollywood star Matt Damon says he will not use the bathroom until the world water crisis is solved. The Oscar-winning actor and activist, who is a

Hollywood star Matt Damon says he will not use the bathroom until the world water crisis is solved. The Oscar-winning actor and activist, who is a

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North Korea asks UN for food aid after floods

North Korea’s new young leader has told a senior Chinese official visiting Pyongyang that his government wants to develop the economy and improve

North Korea’s new young leader has told a senior Chinese official visiting Pyongyang that his government wants to develop the economy and improve

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Formaldehyde found in Japan water supply

Water supplies were cut to more than 300,000 homes in five cities near Tokyo after authorities found they were contaminated with a cancer-causing

Water supplies were cut to more than 300,000 homes in five cities near Tokyo after authorities found they were contaminated with a cancer-causing

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Campaigners bid to save Mediterranean wetlands

Around half of the wetlands across the Mediterranean basin have been lost over the past century, say environmental campaigners. Recently, some 350

Around half of the wetlands across the Mediterranean basin have been lost over the past century, say environmental campaigners. Recently, some 350