“It is profoundly shocking to stand on the ice of Antarctica and hear directly from scientists how fast the ice is disappearing.”
Sewage Discharge Emerges as Dominant Threat to River Ecosystems, Oxford Study Urges Immediate Action
Rivers are the lifeblood of the planet. Essential for plants, animals and humans, clean water is increasingly being contaminated with agricultural runoff containing toxic pesticides and other contaminants.
Rivers are warming and losing oxygen faster than oceans, according to a Penn State-led study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
“Living with this level of water stress jeopardizes people’s lives, jobs, food, and energy security,” warns a new report from the World Resources Institute. A report published Wednesday by the World Resources Institute estimates that roughly two billion people around…
‘An utter disgrace’: 90% of England’s most precious river habitats blighted by raw sewage and farming pollution
More than 90% of freshwater habitats on England’s most precious rivers are in unfavourable condition, blighted by farming pollution, raw sewage and water abstraction, an Observer investigation reveals.
The Center for Biological Diversity said Tuesday that a legal agreement it has reached with two federal agencies will help mitigate damage done to wildlife in United States waterways, where endangered species have been harmed over the past decade by the government’s failure to assess the environmental impact of pesticide applications.
Chlorine has long been used as an effective way of removing microorganisms, including bacteria, from drinking water but it has been linked to health problems.