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Peru has lost more than half its water reserves as glaciers rapidly melt

Peru has lost 56% of its tropical glaciers in the last six decades due to climate change, according to a new government inventory released on Wednesday.

‘Stop the madness’: UN chief warns Nepal’s mountains have lost one-third of their ice

Nepal’s snow-capped mountains have lost close to one-third of their ice in over 30 years due to global warming, the UN Secretary-General warned today.

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 rapidly warming, losing oxygen: Aquatic life at risk, study finds

Rivers are warming and losing oxygen faster than oceans, according to a Penn State-led study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

A Quarter of the Global Population Is Facing ‘Extremely High Water Stress’

“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.

Biodiversity Group Wins Deal With Biden Admin to Protect Wildlife From Pesticides

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.

Could predatory bacteria replace chlorine as an effective water purifier?

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.