News tagged with river water

Half of England in drought: officials

Half of England was officially in drought on Monday after the Environment Agency declared another 17 counties short of water, and warned the situation may continue until the end of the year.

dateApr 16, 2012 in Environment
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Using viruses to beat superbugs

Viruses that can target and destroy bacteria have the potential to be an effective strategy for tackling hard-to-treat bacterial infections. The development of such novel therapies is being accelerated in response to growing ...

dateMar 26, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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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. ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Environment
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Current water resources in Europe and Africa

A new assessment of available water resources, published today by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), reveals that large areas in Spain and Eastern Europe have on average less than 200 mm freshwater available ...

dateMar 14, 2012 in Environment
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Effects of flooding on Cairo, Ill.

When faced with a choice between a deluge or a controlled deluge in May 2011 that would protect the city of Cairo, Illinois, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chose the latter by ordering an intentional breach ...

dateMar 09, 2012 in Environment
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New study of global freshwater scarcity

A new report published in the online journal PLoS ONE, analyzing water consumption in 405 river basins around the world, found that water scarcity impacts at least 2.7 billion people for at least one month each year. ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Environment
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