News tagged with water pollution

When environmental oversight takes a back seat

The mining industry accounts for 12 percent of the Peruvian economy and 60 percent of Peru's total exports. The government of Peru faces significant pressure to encourage growth and investment in this sector, especially in ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Environment
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The dirty business of making new clothes tries to clean up

Processing fabric for the latest fashions and other textile-based products today requires thousands of chemicals, some of which are toxic and cause 20 percent of the world's water pollution. To reduce its environmental footprint, ...

dateOct 21, 2015 in Other
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Rain in China blast city raises pollution fears

Heavy rain fell Tuesday on the remains of a Chinese industrial site devastated by giant explosions, complicating clean-up efforts and heightening fears about toxic contamination as ceremonies were held to mark the disaster's ...

dateAug 18, 2015 in Environment
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Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press ...

dateJul 30, 2015 in Environment
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