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Op-Ed: Lake Huron is not the best place for a nuclear waste dump

What would you think if you found out a company was going to build a nuclear waste dump right next to one of the Great Lakes? It seems that this is what has been proposed, but a lot of people are questioning the feasibility of such a project.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Texas begins recycling wastewater for people to drink

Wichita Falls - Wichita Falls, near the Oklahoma border, has begun reusing millions of gallons of water at the River Road Waste Treatment plant. The purified water is being diverted as drinking water. The move has been initiated to help combat a severe drought.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Three million people in Aleppo without water for nine days

Three million people in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been without drinking water for the past nine days because rebels have cut off supplies to the besieged city, according to the Syrian Foreign Ministry on Monday.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Washington stillbirths linked to drinking water

Two high periods of stillbirth rates in Washington, D.C. occurred in parallel with two spikes in lead levels in drinking water, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 9 comments

Treating water parasites

Cryptosporidium parvum is a significant contaminant of fresh water in many parts of the world. New research signals that a treatment might be imminent.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Do water ionizers provide health benefits?

Each year, Americans spend more than $21 billion on bottled waters. To obtain clean drinking water, some families invest in a filter such as water pitchers to reduce expenses.
In the Media by Dusty Wright - 1 comment

Water for up to $8 a glass

Los Angeles - Get a glass of water at Ray's and Stark bar in Los Angeles, and it may cost up to $20 depending on the type of water ordered.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt - 5 comments

Pennsylvania family gagged from speaking on fracking (video)

Mount Pleasant - Back in 2011, the Hallowich family sued a major oil and gas drilling company for contaminating their 10-acre farm property and drinking water and for the ensuing illness of the family. A hefty settlement was paid, along with a life-time gag order.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Humans could exhaust fresh water supplies in two generations

Over a billion people struggle to find safe drinking water on a daily basis. Now, a new report suggests that fresh water scarcity could turn into a global crisis within two generations.
In the Media by Jordan Howell - 1 comment

Rachel's spirit lives on with life giving water

Two years ago little Rachel Beckwith, 9, asked people to give to Charity:Water instead of giving her a birthday present. She wanted to raise $300 but fell short $80. Then she was killed in a horrible car accident.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Op-Ed: Shocking raise in nuclear radiation 'safety levels' announced

Washington - Shocking is not only that the White House is significantly raising so-termed 'safety levels' for nuclear radiation in drinking water and soil, but also that mainstream media are all too quiet about this assault on people's health.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 7 comments

Billboard creates drinkable water 'out of thin air'

Lima - A billboard in Peru has been making headlines for creating water from humidity in the air. Media reports say it produces over two dozen gallons of water a day.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

Poisonous chemicals found in German water supply

Unlawful amounts of dangerous chemicals have been found in the water supply of Germany's North Rhine-Wesphalia. Experts indicate the problem has been ongoing for years.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

U.S. is polluting potential drinking water

Mexico's plan to draw drinking water from an underground aquifer has led scientists to question the U.S.'s policy of not using underground water reserves and for closing off the potential to do so by polluting a high level of underground wells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

World Bank allocating $6.4 million to Gaza water project

Gaza - On Tuesday, the World Bank reported that it has approved a grant of US$6.4 million to improve water and sewage services in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic Development Bank will also donate US$11.14 million to the project.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Water supply — Health considerations for drinking clean water

Water is a vital component of our needs. Fears of water contamination are not common in the United States, where by and large we have an excellent clean water supply. Contamination can creep in however, and it pays to be aware of the dangers.
In the Media by Donald Quinn - 2 comments

Men sell sewage as drinking water in Saudi Arabia

Riyad - Police in Saudi Arabia are searching for drinking water tanks that have been filled with sewage water by con-men hoping to turn a quick profit.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 3 comments

Dirty gold mine depriving Peruvians of clean water

Cajamarca - The people of the Peruvian city of Cajamarca have sent a cry for help. They say they only have water for two hours of each day. Some areas have no water for weeks. Protests are met with violence.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Peñuelas Lake: Lack of water affecting nature and domestic users Special

Santiago - The decreased water level of an artificial reservoir used for production of drinking water is affecting wildlife and recreation activities in the Valparaiso Region; the problem is caused by lack of rain and rising consumption during the spring season.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

'Super sand' could improve, lower cost of water purification

A team of scientists reported they used nanotechnology to transform common sand, now used worldwide to purify water, into super sand with five times more filtering capacity, potentially lowering the cost of providing clean water in developing countries.

Study shows frack wells cause methane-contaminated drinking water

Durham - A new scientific study has, for the first time, found a pattern linking hydraulic fracturing and natural gas drilling with methane contamination of drinking water, with some contamination levels so high that faucet taps can be set on fire.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 2 comments

Low levels of radiation detected in Massachusetts' rainwater

Boston - Officials from Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed on Sunday that traces of radioactive iodine-131 have been detected in samples of rainwater taken from an undisclosed location within the state.
In the Media by Adeline Yuboco

Breakthrough method to make contaminated water fit to drink

Cape Town - Using nano-fibres, researchers at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, have developed a filter sachet - looking like a tea bag - that costs less than a cent and can clean one litre bottle of the most polluted water.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 10 comments

Metro Manila residents hit by severe water shortage

Manila - Residents of metropolitan Manila in the Philippines have been hit by severe shortage of water due to the receding water level at Angat Dam, the main source of water for around 10 million residents of the cities and municipalities comprising metro Manila.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

Canada to improve drinking water in First Nation communities

In May Bill S-11 was introduced in Parliament to ensure that First Nations have clean drinking water. At the same time the Government of Canada announced that there would be a two-year extension of the First Nations Water and Wastewater Action Plan.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

New York State residents split over natural gas find

Albany, New York hosted two rallies Monday, with about 1,000 people showing up altogether. One rally was to lobby for natural gas drilling in New York's mountains. The other rally was to protest the plans to drill.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing

Millions of Americans Drinking Contaminated Water

Since 2004, water provided to more than 49 million people has been found to contain illegal amounts of chemicals like arsenic or radioactive substances like uranium, as well as dangerous bacteria that is often found in sewage.
In the Media by Bill Lindner - 4 comments

Thirst: not so useless after all

"You have to drink before you are thirsty. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated." This is the type of advice given to everyone on alternology shows, and even more strongly so to runners and other athletes. How good is this advice?

Thirsty? Reach for the toilet instead of the fountain

A middleschool student thought something was strange with the fountain water in his school, and he was right. He tested 4 different drinking fountains, and one toilet. Guess what happened.
In the Media by Leah - 12 comments

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File photo: U.S. Army Sergeant Kornelia Rachwal gives a young Pakistani girl a drink of water as they are airlifted from Muzaffarabad to Islamabad, Pakistan in Oct. 2005.

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