Water Pollution

Showing of 1 - 20 from 62 results
Water Pollution - Total results - 62
Once water resilient, mining-affected villages in Goa now entirely dependent on government tankers for supply
Lifestyle

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.

Microplastics in treatment plants becomes hubs for antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Study
science

Microplastics in treatment plants becomes hubs for antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Study

The plastic particles allow the formation of a slimy layer on their surface which allows bacteria and antibiotic waste to attach and mingle.

World Water Day: 10 pictures illustrating the most polluted waters around the world
World

World Water Day: 10 pictures illustrating the most polluted waters around the world

Every year, since 1993, 22 March is celebrated as World Water Day to raise awareness on how human actions are negatively affecting water resources.

To revive dying ponds in Goa, local community seeks help from stranded migrant labourers
India

To revive dying ponds in Goa, local community seeks help from stranded migrant labourers

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.

Ocean pollution is a mix of plastic, chemicals, toxic metals and is a clear danger to human health
science

Ocean pollution is a mix of plastic, chemicals, toxic metals and is a clear danger to human health

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.

Rocket fuel leak could've caused water pollution, killed marine life in Russia's Kamchatka region
World

Rocket fuel leak could've caused water pollution, killed marine life in Russia's Kamchatka region

Last month, locals witnessed large numbers of dead sea creatures including seals, octopuses and sea urchins wash up onto the black-sanded beach.

How Ludhiana's Buddha nullah, once 'centre of social life, became Punjab's most toxic water body
India

How Ludhiana's Buddha nullah, once 'centre of social life, became Punjab's most toxic water body

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
science

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.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hand washing is recommended but where is the water to wash my hands?
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hand washing is recommended but where is the water to wash my hands?

Regions facing water problems, contamination and inefficient management are wondering where the water to maintain this hygiene will come from.

Wold Water Day: Will this solar-powered device be able to clean 1,000 rivers?
science

Wold Water Day: Will this solar-powered device be able to clean 1,000 rivers?

In October, Dutch nonprofit The Ocean Cleanup (TOC) unveiled a solar-powered river-cleaning device called the Interceptor.

Chennai: How a restored wetland brought relief to residents in city's drought-prone area
long-reads

Chennai: How a restored wetland brought relief to residents in city's drought-prone area

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.

River Ganga and its boats have become far too noisy for the river dolphins to communicate
science

River Ganga and its boats have become far too noisy for the river dolphins to communicate

Boats plying on the Ganga for cargo and leisure purposes is leading to an increase in underwater noise levels.

The ocean could be providing six times more food with a few reforms, scientists believe
science

The ocean could be providing six times more food with a few reforms, scientists believe

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
India

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.

Chemicals from pharmas and personal care products are polluting the water in cities
science

Chemicals from pharmas and personal care products are polluting the water in cities

Samples were collected from Brahmaputra before it entered the city and before it got mixed in the Bharalu.

India’s megacities, Mumbai and Delhi, are currently sitting on a huge pile of waste
India

India’s megacities, Mumbai and Delhi, are currently sitting on a huge pile of waste

Mumbai and Delhi are India’s top two megacities in terms of the solid waste generated every day.

'Blue finance' hopes to put oceans on a sustainable path
science

'Blue finance' hopes to put oceans on a sustainable path

11 multinational banks announced the "Poseidon Principles" that will help shipping firms cut emissions in half within 30 years.

Water pollution is reducing economic growth in some countries by a third: World Bank
science

Water pollution is reducing economic growth in some countries by a third: World Bank

A major contributor to poor water quality is nitrogen, essential in agriculture, which leaches into rivers & oceans.

Scientists develop a wastewater treatment process that remove pollutants from water
science

Scientists develop a wastewater treatment process that remove pollutants from water

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
India

‘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