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Fisherman catches record-breaking 300kg giant stingray in Cambodia
Local residents nicknamed the stingray "Boramy,” or “full moon,” because of its round shape.
Is tap water safe to drink in the US?
Scientists have linked some toxic chemicals to cancers, liver damage, low birth weight and other health problems.
'The sea is clean': People in Gaza finally swim on their beaches again
"We couldn't come before because the sea was polluted and if we did, our children used to come back home with viruses and skin diseases," says one Gazan local.
Volunteer divers clear tons of dangerous 'ghost nets' from the Greek coastline
Huge carpets of nets and equipment left behind from fish farms abandoned a decade ago are posing a threat to marine life off Ithaca. A consortium of divers from across Europe is fighting back.
Fish are 'suffocating' as river in Europe turns red-orange
The mining company claim it is 'not responsible for the situation', despite the water turning the colour of iron.
Why Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a direct threat to the environment
Ecocide is being committed in Ukraine and it may ‘take decades’ for the environment to recover.
How intensive farming is polluting Spain's water
In this episode of Witness, Euronews' Monica Pinna travels to Zamora in Spain to investigate how human activity is polluting the water supply, threatening entire populations and ecosystems.
Which of the world’s rivers are the most polluted with medical drugs?
The first global investigation into pharmaceutical pollution has revealed the extent of caffeine, antidepressants and other drugs in our waterways.
South America's 'lithium fields' reveal the dark side of electric cars
Demand for lithium-ion batteries is unprecedented - but is mining the chemical harmful to the environment?
Tonga's eruption waves cause oil spill in Peru
Oil from a leak washed ashore in the Peruvian city of Ventanilla, located on the coast near the capital Lima.
Floating wetlands combat nutrient pollution
Like many other places in the southern Baltic, the Curonian Lagoon in Lithuania suffers from an excess of nutrients. But artificial floating wetlands are helping.
Combating the impact of manmade issues on the Danube River
Smart Regions looks at how researchers and scientists find solutions to manage the Danube River sustainably after it has been modified with flood protections and hydro-power plants.
Hindus take holy dip in toxic foam-topped river
Hundreds of Hindus worshipped in the heavily polluted Yamuna river on Wednesday to celebrate the ancient festival of Chhath Puja in New Delhi.
Europe starts cleaning up its act to save the Baltic Sea
One of the world’s most polluted seas is in Europe. Decades of Chemical contamination, overfishing and climate change have undermined the health of the Baltic Sea, provoking a severe environmental, economic and social crisis, but measures are being taken to save this important body of water.
Stabilising ecosystems in the Baltic Sea, the key to saving fish stocks
Virginijus Sinkevičius, the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, explains that there is hope for the fishing industry in the Baltic Sea, but that starts with improving the water's health.
50 million volunteers in 180 countries take part in World Cleanup Day
The movement's website showed which areas of Europe were most enthusiastic: Germany held over 900 events, France over 600, and Italy over 500.
Swimming in sewage: How can we fix Europe’s smelly rivers?
Europe’s cities are struggling to keep untreated sewage out of their rivers, and the impacts of climate change are making it worse. But one company has come up with a solution.
Massive oil slicks head for Corsica after oil emptied into sea
The spills were made deliberately by ships trying to save money by dumping used oil overboard rather than having it removed in port.
Bulgaria cleans up its beaches by renovating its water treatment facilities
Waste water pollution near Bulgarian beaches has largely been remedied, despite some recurring incidents. Now Bulgaria is aiming to remedy water treatment deficiencies to respond to a growing population and to prevent environmental emergencies.
Illegal landfill sites along rivers in the Balkans are causing an ecology disaster
Unreported Europe takes a look at how rubbish is ending up in rivers in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro. Environmentalists have condemn this situation, which has been happening for the last 25 years.
Hacker tried to add chemicals to Florida water supply, police say
A hacker illegally gained access to a Florida water treatment plant system, and attempted to increase the concentration of a chemical in the water supply.
Researchers regenerate underwater biodiversity destroyed by human activity
The EU's Horizon Europe Initiative looks at ways in which it can protect our seas and oceans. The goal: Protect 30% of our aquatic surface by 2030.
What is the Blue Heart of Europe and why does it need saving?
Hydropower projects in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and all over the Balkans are threatening an ecological gem.
Mauritius is racing against time to reduce oil spill damage
The ship has spilled more than 1,000 tons of fuel already.
Is selling tap water the solution to parched Poland’s drought problem?
In parched Poland, one city has turned to selling its tap water to try and tackle persistent water issues.
Surge in plastic waste as people discard PPE used to ward off Covid-19
Campaigners say beaches and seas across southern England are becoming littered with discarded medical equipment used to protect against coronavirus.