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600,000 risk losing water in war-scarred Ukraine

Kiev - International monitors warned on Friday that around 600,000 impoverished people could be left without water or heat in war-scarred eastern Ukraine this winter.

Has fluoride in water helped our health overall?

Some fifty years ago, in the U.S., consideration was given to adding fluoride to water and toothpaste. This was on the basis of medical advice. Was this advice correct and has fluoridation produced health benefits?

Bolivia declares drought emergency

La Paz - Bolivia's government declared an emergency on Monday as the country suffers its worst drought in 25 years."The cabinet has approved a decree...

Water detected on asteroid named Psyche

Houston - Water has been detected water on the largest metallic asteroid in the solar system by a team of NASA scientists. The asteroid is called Psyche and it could become the target of a space mission.

Slovenia amends constitution to ensure right to water

Ljubljana - Green-friendly Slovenia amended its constitution on Thursday to ensure access to drinkable water was a fundamental right for all citizens and could not be commercialised.

Turning sun into water in parched rural Morocco

Rislane - In the arid mountains of eastern Morocco, people know the value of water all too well. "Every drop is like gold. It should almost be measured by the carat," said local activist Najib Bachiri.

Nitrates poison water in California's Central Valley

Porterville - In California's Central Valley, where verdant fields of fruit and vegetables unfurl under sunny skies, the water that feeds them -- and flows into taps across the region -- contains a toxic and silent poison.

Tunisia water shortages spark 'thirst uprising' warning

B - Activists are warning of a potential "thirst uprising" in Tunisia following protests over severe water shortages after one of the North African nation's driest summers on record.

Modi urges calm in Indian tech hub after deadly protests

Bangalore - Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm Tuesday in the Indian tech hub of Bangalore which was placed under curfew after deadly violence erupted over a water dispute with a neighbouring state.

French environment minister announces partnerships in Iran

Tehran - French Environment Minister Segolene Royal met with her Iranian counterpart in Tehran on Sunday to announce plans for a number of joint projects addressing energy, water shortages and pollution.

Summer spells cold showers for Russians as hot water cut

Sanktpeterburg - For Russians it is a sure sign that summer has really come -- the annual, rolling switch-off of municipal hot water that hits homes across the vast country.

Are Americans at risk from unsafe drinking water?

Washington - The drinking water supplied to over six million people in the U.S. could be unsafe, according to new research. This is based on a review of chemicals present in the water.

Four days without running water in sweltering Aleppo: UN

Geneva - Up to two million people in Syria's Aleppo have gone without running water for the past four days, the United Nations warned Tuesday, describing the situation as "catastrophic".

Op-Ed: Bees need water too. Here is a simple way to provide water Special

As summer continues with intensely sunny days and warm moonlit nights, a thoughtful custom that many people in some towns (like Sonoma) do is to provide water set out for pets, along merchant corridors.

Essential Science: Making dirty water drinkable

In many parts of the world water is not fit for people to drink. Technologies to render dirty water drinkable are limited by size and cost. Now a lower cost solution is on the horizon, based on graphene.

Chile rejects Bolivia call for talks on sea access

Santiago - Chile on Wednesday submitted legal papers to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking to slap down persistent arguments from its landlocked neighbor Bolivia for negotiations on sea access.

Abbas rejects charges of 'blood libel' against Jews

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said on Saturday he opposed "any attack on any religion" after Israel accused him of libelling the Jewish people in an address to the European Parliament."Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic faiths.

Life-saving water holding nanorods invented

Researchers have accidentally created nanorods with incredible water holding potential. These rods could be used to help those who need to work in hot climates or travellers through desert regions.

Southwestern U.S. records four deaths as heatwave becomes lethal

Summer's advent was a scorcher today for over 30 million people living in the southwestern part of the U.S. and the National Weather Service is forecasting more life-threatening extreme heat to continue for several more days.

Disposable battery runs on drops of water

A new disposable battery has been developed. The battery remarkably folds like an origami ninja star, and it runs on only a few drops of water.

Obama drinks water in Flint, hits Republicans

Flint - A combative President Barack Obama visited crisis-hit Flint, Michigan, Wednesday where he conspicuously sipped filtered water to prove it was potable and attacked "corrosive" Republican attitudes toward "big government.

Ireland edges closer to forming new government with deal on water charges

Dublin - A deal between two rival parties to suspend controversial water charges nudged Ireland closer to the formation of a minority government on Wednesday after more than two months of tortuous negotiations.

Chatting with country singer Travis Rice: 'Women, Water and Beer' Special

Country singer Travis Rice chatted with Digital Journal about his new single "Women, Water and Beer," and dream female duet choices in country.

Drought parches El Salvador

San Salvador - Citing lack of rain, the Salvadoran government has declared a drought emergency as rivers and lakes have dropped to record levels and many are going days without running water.

Criminal charges filed in Flint tainted water scandal

Washington - Michigan filed the first criminal charges Wednesday in the scandal over lead contamination of Flint's water supply, accusing a city official and two state regulators of falsifying tests and tampering with evidence.

Gripped by drought, Ethiopia drills for water

- With Ethiopia in the grip of its worst drought in decades, the government has appealed for aid to help 10 million people living in Africa's second most-populous nation.

Storms leave three million without water in Chile capital

Santiago - Three million people in the Chilean capital were without drinking water on Saturday after heavy rain caused landslides that fouled the rivers supplying the city, officials said.

Kayakers protest Balkans 'dam tsunami' in lake paddle

Ljubljana - More than 60 kayakers took to Slovenia's Lake Bohinj Saturday to kick off a 35-day environmental protest over plans to build dams on rivers in six Balkan countries.

Looking for clean water a never-ending task for many Haitians

Port-au-prince - Under the blazing sun in Haiti, Malinka Dorleus trudges up a hill with a 20-liter bucket of water on her head -- a trip she makes up to four times a day.

Bolivia to take Chile to court over water dispute

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales said his country has decided to file suit against Chile at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over a water dispute.
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Detroit has plenty of water around it but some residents have had their municipal supply shut off.
Detroit has plenty of water around it but some residents have had their municipal supply shut off.
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Bob McDonald demonstrates how little water is actually available for drinking to Catherine Jefferson...
Bob McDonald demonstrates how little water is actually available for drinking to Catherine Jefferson, executive director of the Water Environment Association of Ontario. If the full tumbler of water represents all the world's water, only a drop of that water is available for drinking.
Les voyageurs VI / The Travelers VI
Les voyageurs VI / The Travelers VI
François Bergeron
Not images of some deep space galaxy but pictures I captured while taking shots of water drops in my...
Not images of some deep space galaxy but pictures I captured while taking shots of water drops in my kitchen sink.
DROUGHT: California s partially drained Mono Lake has even less water than usual as seen in this pho...
DROUGHT: California's partially drained Mono Lake has even less water than usual as seen in this photo from August 2014.
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A dog cools off in the water in the evening after record Sydney temperatures of 45.8 degrees during ...
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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Nov 12 2011 Nova Scotia
Nov 12 2011 Nova Scotia
Traveling together husband and wife  Janet and David Carle went around the world following the earth...
Traveling together husband and wife, Janet and David Carle went around the world following the earth's horizontal grid line called, The 38th Parallel to discover how many of the world's diverse cultures and regions are experiencing similar issues regarding water and its conservation and protection.
Courtesy of David and Janet Carle
Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein shot photos of insects with water droplets on their heads
Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein shot photos of insects with water droplets on their heads
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Annandale Falls  Grenada
Annandale Falls, Grenada
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There are several areas that create mini waterfalls along Little Hurricane Creek and Burgess Falls.
There are several areas that create mini waterfalls along Little Hurricane Creek and Burgess Falls.
Liverpool waterfront  NS
Liverpool waterfront, NS
Friends of the River  a non-profit environmental group is petitioning the U.S. Government to have ac...
Friends of the River, a non-profit environmental group is petitioning the U.S. Government to have access to information regarding a "secret settlement" between a California water district and particular entities within the Federal Government. Friends of The River claim this settlement if allowed will be harmful and will poison, the ecosystem. They are asking that some agricultural lands be retired.
Courtesy of Restore The Delta
A home in the neighbourhood of Elbow Park following heavy flooding in Calgary  Alberta.
A home in the neighbourhood of Elbow Park following heavy flooding in Calgary, Alberta.
ndy van der Raadt
The badly damaged pipe is still to be seen sitting off to the side as workers finish repairs to the ...
The badly damaged pipe is still to be seen sitting off to the side as workers finish repairs to the water pipeline.
Public watershed conference  Athabasca  Alberta  Canada January 29th  2011.
Public watershed conference, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada January 29th, 2011.