Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter
Connect your Digital Journal account with Facebook or Twitter to use this feature.

Drinking water News

Fuel oil spill closes 15-mile stretch of Ohio River

Cincinnati - A fuel oil spill at Duke Energy’s W.C. Beckjord power station outside of Cincinnati, Ohio has closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River to navigation today. The U.S. Coast Guard estimates 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil were released.

Op-Ed: Nicaragua Canal a boon to China but what about Nicaragua?

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has joined up with Chinese billionaire Wang Jing in literally slicing Nicaragua in half in the construction of a rival to the Panama Canal. The $49 billion project is expected to break ground in December of this year.

Ale, the world’s oldest European eel, dies at age 155 in Sweden

Normally a creature of the sea, Åle had resided in an old water well since 1859. His demise was discovered Thursday when the well’s present owner went to show him to some guests.

Wastewater turned into tap water thanks to man-made wetlands

Technology keeps healthy water continuously flowing between Dallas and Houston in Texas with the help of nature and human ingenuity.

Energy and power or drinking water: Choices to be made by 2040

Man cannot live without water for more than but a few days. Every single function in our body depends on this life-sustaining fluid. But with increasing demands for electricity, recent studies are warning of a severe water shortage in the next 30 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
  1 2 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Drinking water


Drinking water Image

Prof. Eugene Cloete with his magic water bottle
Prof. Eugene Cloete with his magic water bottle
YouTube video capture
image:73952:1::0
A variety of bottles waters
A variety of bottles waters
greebook.org
image:155762:0::0
File photo: U.S. Army Sergeant Kornelia Rachwal gives a young Pakistani girl a drink of water as the...
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.
Technical Sergeant Mike Buytas of the United States Air Force
image:70080:2::0

Latest News
Top News

Corporate

Help & Support

News Links

copyright © 2014 digitaljournal.com   |   powered by dell servers