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A railway bridge in southern Chile collapsed under the weight of a freight train that was passing over it.
Contaminated components can be found in the mud of the northern part of the artificial lake.
US Congress members have called for a state governor and a watchdog chief to resign for failing to prevent a contaminated drinking water scandal
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
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
In an increasingly drought-hit world recycling water is hugely important. A European research project is helping the cause
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
The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute
Workers from an environmental protection team have accidentally caused an environmental disaster – releasing millions of litres of toxic wastewater
This edition of Futuris explores how new technologies can help recycle the water used in chemical plants to make these more environmentally friendly.
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
Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake is under threat. It lies around 5,000 kilometres east of Moscow and holds about one fifth of the
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
Almost 100 million Europeans do not have access to safe, reliable water. As conventional methods of detecting pathogens can be complex and take
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
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
To encourage the participation of Europeans in the EU decision-making process, the Lisbon Treaty created the Citizens Initiative, which requires
Part of the Adriatic city of Italian city of Pescara has been evacuated amid bad weather warnings throughout central and southern parts of the
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered the closure of two Fukushima nuclear reactors that survived the 2011 tsunami. The shutdown threatens
South Korea has banned the import of sea food products from eight Japanese prefectures amid radioactive contamination concerns. Seoul said the
The deterioration of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan continues to raise fresh fears. The latest bad news announced by the operating company
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
The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says around 300 tonnes of highly contaminated water has leaked into the Pacific
Japan’s devastated nuclear plant at Fukushima is facing a new emergency due to radioactive water underground that is threatening to rise to the
New technology for water purification has been developed based on UV-LED and photocatalysis. The water purification device is the work of 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
At the LeWeb 12 conference in Paris, euronews’ Mark Davis hosted a Google+ Hangout with Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of non-profit
North Korea’s new young leader has told a senior Chinese official visiting Pyongyang that his government wants to develop the economy and improve
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
Around half of the wetlands across the Mediterranean basin have been lost over the past century, say environmental campaigners. Recently, some 350