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Environment Agency — UK could run out of fresh water in 25 years

London - England faces an "existential threat" if it does not change how it manages its water, the head of the country's Environment Agency warned Tuesday.

Where on Earth is the purest fresh water found?

Puerto Williams - American and Chilean scientists examined the chemical properties of freshwater in rivers and lagoons in the Puerto Williams area (Chilean Patagonia) and concluded that this region has "the purest water on the planet.”

A thirst for fresh water in Saudi Arabia

Man has always assumed the water we drink, bathe in and use for our recreation is one of our unending natural resources. Where water has been available, cultures have flourished. But our global "footprint" is now affecting our critical watersheds.

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.

Pharmaceutical waste puts fish at risk

A new study has looked at the affects of pharmaceutical by-products that enter the water supply and how some by-products can affect the behavior of fish, putting them at risk.

Op-Ed: Are economic opportunities created by fracking worth the risks?

Hydraulic fracturing, probably better known as "fracking", is a controversial issue in the U.S. and across the pond. Proponents of this practice often cite economic opportunities as the primary benefits.

Is your toilet a trash can?

Do you flush hair, food, cigarette butts or other things down your toilet? According to the fourth annual Canadian Water Attitudes Study, half of Canadians do. That half is also flushing six to 20 litres of clean fresh water away.

Leaders in water meet in Stockholm

A gathering of 2,500 leading water experts are in Stockholm for the 20th annual World Water Week opening today. The experts hope to find better ways to address the challenges of the world's global water crisis.

Ill Winds Blowing At BP Oil

The start of hurricane season may give BP even more uncertainty in its attempts to cap the Gulf of Mexico oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon rig.

171 billion gallons of fresh water to produce 41 billion gallons of bottled water

Factories worldwide are using more than 18 million barrels of oil and up to 171 billion gallons of water to create 41 billions of fresh water. Bottled water consumption is growing at a rate of 10 per cent every year.

Alien invasion threatens our rivers

Alien Invasion?.. Everybody Panic!!!!... Oops, they seem to be Native to Earth go about your business...

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Fresh water ponds located in Guelph s east end.
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