Three of Tonga's smaller islands badly damaged by tsunami

Three of Tonga's smaller islands suffered serious damage from tsunami waves, officials and the Red Cross said Wednesday, as a wider picture begins to emerge of the destruction caused by the eruption of an undersea volcano ...

200 Algeria bathers sick after sea polluted: media

Nearly 200 people were hospitalised briefly after swimming on Sunday in seawater suspected to have been polluted at Tenes in northwestern Algeria, local authorities and media said.

Physicists develop new material for water desalination

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles with gold absorb about 96% of the solar spectrum and turn it into heat. The material can accelerate the evaporation in desalination plants up to 2.5 times and can track hazardous molecules and ...

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