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Op-Ed: Water — What does the future hold for this precious resource?

We've talked about water shortages before, and for most of the industrialized world, the issue is something we only think about in passing. But the reality of the water shortage issue is far more dramatic. Think about this fact: Water is in short supply.

Op-Ed: Gadgets to make reaching healthy New Year's resolutions easier

Many over the holidays will be over indulging resulting in resolutions for the New Year to commit to getting healthy by feeding the body better options. Kitchen gadgets can make getting on a healthy track easier and habit forming for the entire household.

Maldives declare public holidays to battle water crisis

Male - The upmarket honeymoon destination of Maldives Saturday declared two days of public holidays in bid to manage fraying tempers and ration supplies following a drinking water crisis caused when a fire crippled a key desalination plant.

Maldives declares disaster as capital suffers water crisis

Male - India airlifted drinking water into Male on Friday after a fire at a desalination plant led to severe shortages that have triggered scuffles and attacks on shops in the Maldivian capital.

Dracunculiasis cases decline globally

Some rare good news on the global health front. Only 148 dracunculiasis cases were reported in 2013 (the lowest annual total ever) and only four endemic countries remain. So, what is this parasitic disease?

Water treatment chemicals can upset the gut

Guelph - Scientists have shown that nanosilver, which is often added to water purification units, can upset the human gut. The research throws up some alarms on the level of nanoparticles that people are exposed to each day.

Officials assure everyone that Ebola will not infect water

As concerns grow over the spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S., more and more questions are surfacing about how to deal with a potential outbreak.

Using cigarette ash to remove arsenic from water

In a novel approach to filtering water, researchers in China and Saudi Arabia have come up with a way of using ash from cigarettes to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Majority of Canadians do not drink enough water

Toronto - Water filtration exporter Brita recently conducted a survey on beverage consumption habits of Canadians. The survey revealed some interesting facts: primarily, Canadians are not drinking enough water.

Origin of Earth’s water may be key to life on other planets

A new study suggests the origins of water on Earth may lie far outside our solar system, in interstellar space, and took place long before the formation of the sun. If so, the same chain of events that led to life on Earth could happen elsewhere.

Oil companies fracking dangerously close to water sources

According to a new study performed by researches at Stanford University, oil and gas companies are fracking much closer to underground water sources than previously thought.

Op-Ed: Why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is absolutely ridiculous

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become nothing more than another ridiculous Internet meme and has done very little to raise awareness about the disease.

Brita recalls children’s water bottles due to risk

Taunusstein - Four varieties of children’s water bottles produced by Brita have been recalled throughout the U.S. after it was discovered that the lids can break into sharp pieces, posing a potential laceration hazard.

Donetsk queues for water as fighting shuts off supply

Donetsk - Anastasiya clutches two empty five-litre bottles as she joins a queue of Donetsk residents buying water in the rebel-held east Ukrainian city where supplies were abruptly cut off by shelling damage.

New 'killer' jellyfish found in Australian Waters

A newly discovered species of Irukandji jellyfish has been found off the Australian coast. Analysis suggests that the jellyfish can cause stroke and heart failure if a human was to be stung.

Scientists create water-based tractor beam

Canberra - Researchers with the Australian National University (ANU) have created a water-powered beam which can move objects with the flow.

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.

Tunisian 'mystery lake' baffles, concerns officials

Gafsa - A lake which has mysteriously appeared in the middle of a Tunisian desert has authorities concerned and searching for an explanation.

Op-Ed: Detroit's controversial water shutoff reeks of 'too big to fail'

Detroit's deep financial woes have been public for years. Many of its residents are behind on their water bills, and the city has been controversially shutting off water to some delinquent residents. But are delinquent businesses getting a free ride?

California businesses unite to protect waterways

Los Angeles - A network of California businesses are working together to protect the state’s coast, ocean, bays, rivers and streams. The initiative has been dubbed the 'Blue Business Council'.

Best choice for summertime hydration

Kids need proper hydration not only to preform and feel their best, but to stay healthy and out of danger. High heat indexes and summer sports can leave kids out of time and out of fluid. Learn what exports are saying about energy drinks and hydration.

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.

Creating safe water for Tanzania

Scientists have developed a solar filtration system, designed to produce high-quality drinking water from polluted brackish water, for regions in Tanzania. The filter effectively separates undesired substances, bacteria, and viruses.

Call for horses to be protected from mosquitoes

A leading veterinarian in the U.S. advises that horses should be protected from mosquitoes to in order to protect the horse and people from West Nile virus, especially during the heavy infection season in mid to late summer.

Fighting hits water supply in east Ukraine city

Donetsk - Up to one million people face water shortages in eastern Ukraine as workers battle to repair pipes damaged by fighting in rebel-held Donetsk, a city spokesman said on Thursday.

Baby steelhead released early as California river water heats up

Rancho Cordova - State wildlife officials released hundreds of thousands of baby steelhead trout from a Northern California fish hatchery on Wednesday — months too early — to try to save their lives in the face of a severe drought.

Op-Ed: ACFN lawyer Larry Innes discusses oilsands expansion and more Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s lawyer Larry Innes about Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project approval, the Jackpine mine consent, First Nations’ land and water rights, regulatory protection, a vision for Canada and more.

How to stay afloat when shopping for jet skis

As the summer months set in, the season of shopping for jet skis has now begun in earnest. But with prices ranging from $5,000 to $18,000, it's a major purchase that shouldn't be taken lightly.

Water the issue of the day at Walrus Talks in Toronto Special

Toronto - Water is the essence of life on this planet, and in the latest Walrus Talks event, a group of speakers spelled out the dire state of this natural resource — but not without a few words of hope.

Youth water education flows through Ontario this summer Special

Toronto - The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is supporting the Children’s Water Education Council (CWEC), by participating at various Children’s Water Festivals this summer.
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PROOF: Photo taken at Lake Tahoe in 2010 proves that snow is not a rariety in California s Sierra Ne...
PROOF: Photo taken at Lake Tahoe in 2010 proves that snow is not a rariety in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. But snow accumulation is far below normal in 2014, leading to concerns about drinking water supplies.
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Intense flooding in the Greater Manchester area in the UK
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Today's ruling is a blow to the Bushmen. Xoroxloo Duxee died of dehydration in 2005. © Survival
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Russia's Volga River
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The view from a hiking trail looking towards Center hill Lake.
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Three drummers set the tone on December 30, 2012, when people of the grassroots movement Idle No More met for a peaceful protest outside of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s constituency office.
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A lake next to an old mill in Denmark
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On December 30  2012 Ellery Starlight   Councillor Tsuu T’ina Nation  spoke at the peaceful protes...
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There are several areas that create mini waterfalls along Little Hurricane Creek and Burgess Falls.
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Athabasca River near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
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Eric Wesselman became the new Executive Director of Friends of the River on January 6, seen here holding the symbolic salmon, which is a sign of a healthy river, with previous executive director Bob Center. After eight years at the Tuolumne River Trust, Wesselman has a difficult job of confronting water issues during a long statewide drought.
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A dog cools off in the water in the evening after record Sydney temperatures of 45.8 degrees during the day.
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Protect our land our water our rights
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Relaxing by the water
People cool off in the water fountains at Darling Harbour  during hot weather a few days ago.
People cool off in the water fountains at Darling Harbour, during hot weather a few days ago.