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Call for increased monitoring of U.S. drinking water

Washington - A call has been made for increased monitoring of U.S. drinking water supplies, specifically for chemical and microbial contaminants. The concern is with vulnerable people like pregnant women, infants and young children.

Report finds some fracking using diesel without permit

An investigation by an environmental watchdog group has found that some fracking operations are using diesel fuel without a permit, as required by federal law. Industry groups, and at least one state regulatory agency, dispute the findings.

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.

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.

Teabag filter could save lives in Africa

With Aug. 19 being World Humanitarian Day, there is some good news about a "teabag" filter that could save millions of lives.

Is it safe to drink the water in parts of Southern US? Special

Houma - The manager of a small grocery in the Gulf and the Nestles Pure Life bottled water company have something in common -- they see an increase in bottled water demand reflecting concerns about the safety of drinking water in certain areas of the South.
 

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In Myanmar  clean drinking water is piped to villages near Yangon for the first time as thousands fa...
In Myanmar, clean drinking water is piped to villages near Yangon for the first time as thousands face water shortages due to hot weather and a delayed monsoon season.
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