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Unprecedented amount of water found under Martian north pole

Using advanced radar technology, astrophysicists have discovered a large reservoir of frozen water lying between sand layers under the north pole of Mars. This shows there are further mysteries to be revealed about the 'red planet'.

Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'

Manila - When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim.

Advancing the design of pharma water systems for medicinal safety Special

Dublin - Water may seem like a routine part of the production of medicines but water contaminated with microorganisms is a cause of drug product recalls and can lead to patient harm. The importance of water quality was the theme of a recent conference.

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy shares water safety tips

​May 15 is International Water Safety Day. Olympic gold medalist swimmer and world record holder Ryan Murphy (100 meter backstroke) shared his water safety tips.

Historic water levels at Iraq reservoirs and dams: officials

Kuwait - Water levels in Iraq's reservoirs and dams have reached historic heights, officials have told AFP, with thousands of families facing possible displacement by more flooding.

Egypt Red Sea province to ban single-use plastic

Hurgada - Egypt's Red Sea Governorate is to introduce a ban on single-use plastics that are destroying marine life, the province's top official said Wednesday.

In Rwanda, a source of forgiveness after genocide

- A trickle of water flows out of a lush green valley in Rwanda, the two villages on either side of the life-giving spring living peacefully with each other for years.Then the horrors of the 1994 genocide changed all that.

'Can't be called water': Brazil marks two months since dam disaster

Juatuba - Brazilian fisherman Jose Geraldo dos Santos uses a long pole to push his boat down the reddish-brown Paraopeba River, taking care not to splash himself with water he says is toxic.

Ecuador's indigenous fear for wetlands as glacier recedes

- When the springs dried up the local indigenous leaders raised their eyes to the heavens. They knew what they would find. Up above, the glacier that capped Chimborazo volcano was receding.

U.S. is facing an urgent clean water crisis Special

While there is considerable focus on clean water supply in low income countries, many more prosperous countries also have issues with water quality, according to campaigner Meena Sankaran. She raises some particular issues about water quality in the U.S.

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

Paine - The cows and horses would have come for the last blades of grass. Now their bones are scattered on the cracked earth, victims of drought that wiped Santiago's weekend playground Lake Aculeo from the map.

California declared drought free for first time in seven years

California has emerged from a state-wide drought and has been declared 'drought free' for the fist time in seven years. This follows an abundance of rain and snow throughout the winter months.

In Caracas, water an obsession after days of blackout

Caracas - Plastic bottles and containers at the ready, Keisy Perez ignores the stench from the brown river as it slips slowly through the grimy San Agustin district of Venezuela's capital.

Kabul faces water crisis as drought, population strain supply

Kabul - Standing in his garden in Kabul, Baz Mohammad Kochi oversees the drilling of a new well more than 100 metres deep after his first water reservoir dried up. He is not alone.

Turkey's 12,000-year-old town about to be engulfed

- From the ancient citadel overlooking the valley, Ridvan Ayhan looks at the Tigris with a furrowed brow. The river that supported his family's town for generations will soon destroy it."My grandchildren will not see where I grew up, where I lived.

Iran sees 'revival' of imperilled Lake Urmia

Miandoab - It is one of the worst ecological disasters of recent decades, but the shrinking of Iran's great Lake Urmia finally appears to be stabilising and officials see the start of a revival.

Op-Ed: Sister Hazel release best country EPs of 2018: 'Water' and 'Wind'

Acclaimed group Sister Hazel have a major reason to be proud. They released the best country EPs of 2018, "Water" and "Wind"

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

Paris - Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.

Ice is a lifeline for the world's coldest region

Russia - Innokenty Tobonov sinks his harpoon into a long block of ice while his helpers expertly push it out of freezing lake waters onto the snow-dusted surface before sliding it towards an idling tractor.

In Quebec, Canada's newest hydroelectric dams nearly ready

Havre-saint-pierre - On a frigid night, the roar of heavy machinery chipping away at rock echoes through Canada's boreal forest: in the far north of Quebec province, four massive hydroelectric dams that will produce "clean energy" for the northeastern United States are nea...

WOW — The Vegas Spectacular wins big at Best of Las Vegas awards

Las Vegas - "WOW – The Vegas Spectacular," the critically acclaimed production in Las Vegas, has many milestones to celebrate, including its one-year anniversary and four "Best of Las Vegas" accolades.

Race to clean up oil spill after cargo ships collide off Corsica

Marseille - French and Italian civil and military teams were working to contain a spreading oil spill in the Mediterranean Monday after a container ship collision off the island of Corsica that prompted France to launch an investigation into "maritime pollution".

Fuel cleanup begins after cargo ships collide off Corsica

Marseille - French and Italian ships raced Monday to contain a spreading oil spill after two cargo ships collided off the Mediterranean island of Corsica, French naval authorities said.

Q&A: New blockchain for water treatment solutions Special

The drivers for improving a country’s water system can be progressed through the use of tokens, according to the company behind WaterChain’, a new cryptocurrency to fund the necessary new tranche of smaller, decentralized water treatment systems.

Imran Khan's bid to crowdfund $14bn for Pakistan dams

Islamabad - It's a far cry from those sponsored Facebook posts asking you to invest in a start-up's new digital watch or an unbreakable phone case.

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps supports water conservation

23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is hard at work with his water conservation efforts with his Colgate partnership.

Drought puts Iraq at risk of jihadist resurgence: study

Baghdad - Iraq risks a jihadist resurgence if it fails to tackle a critical drought and other climate-related security issues, according to a study presented to the UN Security Council and made public Saturday.

Water pollution lays waste to Iraq's oil-rich south

Basra - Younes Selim clutches his stomach in pain at a hospital in southern Iraq, one of thousands to fall ill in a region flush with oil but desperately short of drinking water.

Chile restricts water permits in lithium-rich Atacama region

Santiago - The Salar de Atacama is the largest salt flat in Chile. The region is also home to the planet's purest deposits of lithium. However, over-exploitation of water used in producing lithium carbonate has forced Chile to restrict water permits.

Turkey moves historic bath house to avoid looming flooding of town

- Turkish authorities on Monday conducted a hugely sensitive operation to move a centuries-old bath house weighing 1,600 tonnes to new location to avoid being engulfed under floodwaters by a controversial dam project.
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This is a derivative work on the map of India  available on wik...
The Inter Linking of Rivers project. This is a derivative work on the map of India, available on wikimedia commons The data added (blue lines) is from the following source: National Water Development Agency, Government of India
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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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Bird on the bow of a sailboat during sunset in Belmar, NJ
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FONTUS self-filling bottle condenses humid air into drinking water. 0,5l can be generated in an hour whilst in humid conditions. The unit uses the principle of thermoelectric cooling to fill up with water from humid air
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Little Pine Creek Flooding.
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A man and his bicycle seem to float on water as the road is submerged in flood including the vast ricefield behind him in the Philippines
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Les voyageurs VI / The Travelers VI
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A lifeguard tower
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A lake next to an old mill in Denmark
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 250 water-passionate Canadians aged 18 to 35 from all over the country
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"250 water-passionate Canadians aged 18 to 35 from all over the country demonstrate their commitment to a healthy water future with a photographic message from the Rockies showing the Canadian flag with a drop of water instead of the maple leaf. Taken Saturday, October 23 at YMCA Camp Chief Hector in Exshaw, Alberta as a part of the inaugural Canadian Water Innovation Lab."
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Even the Rain_ Lifting the Cross
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Flooding from Hurricane Irene strikes a Vermont road
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Protect our land our water our rights
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On December 30  2012  people of the grassroots movement Idle No More met for a peaceful protest outs...
On December 30, 2012, people of the grassroots movement Idle No More met for a peaceful protest outside of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s constituency office. Bill C45 will have a detrimental effect on the environment in Canada.
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ANDREW DASZ, ACTOR & FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER

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