Drinking water: lessons from a decade of extreme weather
(Phys.org)—While extreme weather events will inevitably impact water quality, the biggest risk to public health is not the intensity of these events but their increasingly close proximity to one another, ...
Americans worry about water use in energy production, survey says
Many Americans are concerned about the amount of water being used in energy production as much of the country continues to struggle with drought, according to a new survey.
Over 150 natives occupy Amazon dam construction site
More than 150 indigenous people are occupying one of the construction sites for the huge Belo Monte hydro-electric dam across the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon, a local spokesman said Tuesday.
US opens new areas of Gulf of Mexico to drilling
The US government offered up new areas of the central Gulf of Mexico for drilling for the first time since the 2010 BP oil spill and received $1.7 billion in winning bids, officials said Wednesday.
Europe's beaches clean, but France lagging: study
Europe's beaches are generally clean but France is lagging behind other tourist destinations in the south of the continent, a report from European Environment Agency (EEA) showed on Wednesday.
Potomac tops conservation group's list of endangered rivers
The Potomac River is much healthier today than it was 40 years ago, when its chemical-laced, sewage-laden waters helped inspire the 1972 Clean Water Act. But the Washington waterway still has a long way to go, as suggested ...
First evaluation of the Clean Water Act's effects on coastal waters reveals major successes
Levels of copper, cadmium, lead and other metals in Southern California's coastal waters have plummeted over the past four decades, according to new research from USC.
Environmental index could save rural communities
A new approach to environmental monitoring could avert ruin for some of the world's poorest communities.
Use less water, producing energy and fertilizer at the same time
Clean drinking water and basic sanitation are human rights. Yet almost 780 million of the world's population still have no access to drinking water and some 2.6 billion people live without sanitary facilities. ...
Researchers let loo-se on unique project
University of Manchester researchers are beginning work on a prototype device for harvesting energy and clean drinking water from human waste.
Climate change doubles cost of conserving nature
Climate change will make conservation of biodiversity, and all the associated human benefits such as clean water and clean air, more challenging and expensive, with costs increasing by more than 100 percent ...
Making drinking water clean: Economist offers insights on how to purify global supplies
The permanent way to prevent diarrhea from killing an average of 4,000 children a day worldwide would be for governments to step in and provide safe, clean water for their people to drink. But that prospect ...
Device for harvesting energy and water from human waste gets green light
Work on a prototype device for harvesting energy and clean drinking water from human waste gets the go ahead this month.
Lawsuits against EPA target nutrients in US waters
(AP) -- Environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force the federal government to curb an overdose of nutrients from farms and cities that end up in the nation's rivers, lakes and coastal waters. ...