Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply
Opencast iron ore mining reduces the groundwater table and causes surface water pollution. The village of Pissurlem in the mining-belt of north-east Goa used to be brimming with water; it is now entirely dependent on government tankers.
The plastic particles allow the formation of a slimy layer on their surface which allows bacteria and antibiotic waste to attach and mingle.
Every year, since 1993, 22 March is celebrated as World Water Day to raise awareness on how human actions are negatively affecting water resources.
A group of concerned citizens realised the value of neglected water bodies and came together to form a citizen action group called Catch2o to revive water systems in and around their villages.
More than ten million tonnes of plastic enter the seas every year; they are made of chemicals that interfere with hormones, cause cancer, birth defects, and reduced fertility.
Last month, locals witnessed large numbers of dead sea creatures including seals, octopuses and sea urchins wash up onto the black-sanded beach.
The Buddha nullah picks up toxic effluents in massive quantities and around 200 MLD of untreated sewage a day before it meets the Sutlej river
Where are the airborne plastics? Scientists find they are in the air we breath, the wind and the skies
Microplastics equivalent to123 million and 300 million plastic bottles rain down in America's western national parks and wilderness areas.
Regions facing water problems, contamination and inefficient management are wondering where the water to maintain this hygiene will come from.
In October, Dutch nonprofit The Ocean Cleanup (TOC) unveiled a solar-powered river-cleaning device called the Interceptor.
Illegal encroachments, untreated sewage inlets, garbage dumping, land reclamation, infrastructure and development projects have degraded more than 85% of these water bodies in Chennai over the last three decades.
Boats plying on the Ganga for cargo and leisure purposes is leading to an increase in underwater noise levels.
With reforms, the fishing industry could boost catches by 20 percent compared to today.
As hard as it is to believe, it’s apparently OK to drink water straight from Mumbai’s taps: BIS survey
The supply of drinking water through all piped municipal lines in Indian cities is a norm, and one that only Mumbai is currently complying with.
Samples were collected from Brahmaputra before it entered the city and before it got mixed in the Bharalu.
Mumbai and Delhi are India’s top two megacities in terms of the solid waste generated every day.
11 multinational banks announced the "Poseidon Principles" that will help shipping firms cut emissions in half within 30 years.
A major contributor to poor water quality is nitrogen, essential in agriculture, which leaches into rivers & oceans.
The team used rice hulls, discarded at rice harvesting, to create eco-friendly and economical, biochar
‘Biodegradable’ balloons may be posing serious threats to marine wildlife, time to let air out of the industry
The deadliest ocean garbage for seabirds is balloons. In a small survey done on one coast, 1,700 dead seabirds were picked up. Over 500 of these birds had swallowed plastic, with 40 percent of those deaths caused by balloons