Water Pollution

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Narendra Modi promises clean water for all rural homes by 2024, stresses on need for conservation efforts
India

Narendra Modi promises clean water for all rural homes by 2024, stresses on need for conservation efforts

Narendra Modi said on Saturday that piped water will reach all homes in the countryside by 2024, setting a tough target at a time when hundreds of millions don’t have access to clean water

Groundwater contamination was found to be 12 times higher in Indian villages practicing open defecation
India

Groundwater contamination was found to be 12 times higher in Indian villages practicing open defecation

After the open-defecation free campaign, the government will focus on solid and liquid waste management in villages.

Origami rose device can filter water for houses in remote locations using solar power
science

Origami rose device can filter water for houses in remote locations using solar power

The device looks like a black rose and is portable, lightweight and inexpensive costing less than two cents.

Groundwater in 40 districts of UP's rural areas have high levels of arsenic
India

Groundwater in 40 districts of UP's rural areas have high levels of arsenic

2.34 crore people, who depend on hand pumps & tube wells, are affected by the contamination of arsenic.

River water all around the world are overflowing with antibiotics: new study
science

River water all around the world are overflowing with antibiotics: new study

People are increasingly resistant to antibiotics and their presence in the rivers are dangerous for aquatic animals.

Renewing the pledge for sustainable water management
India

Renewing the pledge for sustainable water management

In India, the per capita availability of water has declined by over 60% (from 3000 cubic metres to 1123) over the last 50 years.

Massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico finally getting contained nearly 14 years later
science

Massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico finally getting contained nearly 14 years later

The oil spill occurred in 2004 when hurricane Ivan caused an underwater mudslide.

Hermit crab ditches what's natural for unorthodox home — a plastic doll head
science

Hermit crab ditches what's natural for unorthodox home — a plastic doll head

In a recent viral video, the hermit crab can be seen scurrying away with a doll face for its home.

IIT Mandi scientists develop glass that removes pollutants from water using sunlight
science

IIT Mandi scientists develop glass that removes pollutants from water using sunlight

This glass can be used by industries to de-contaminate wastewater and help curb air pollution.

Kutch's coastal ecology steadily trampled, locals' livelihoods threatened by industrial growth
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Kutch's coastal ecology steadily trampled, locals' livelihoods threatened by industrial growth

Power plants along coastal Kutch are destroying age-old fishing traditions, endangering mangroves, threatening lives and livelihoods, with people who have no hope in political leadership.

Kaveri delta: Shrinking area and decreasing farm productivity hit south India's agricultural backbone
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Kaveri delta: Shrinking area and decreasing farm productivity hit south India's agricultural backbone

The delta of river Kaveri, which is the agricultural backbone of south India, has shrunk by 20 percent because of diversion of land for non-agricultural purposes and climate change.

Yamuna is choking from a mix of illegal encroachment, farming, elections: Report
science

Yamuna is choking from a mix of illegal encroachment, farming, elections: Report

NGT's ban & DDA's 'strong' efforts to reclaim the river's floodplains have not worked the way they hoped.

Illegal sand mining in Madhya Pradesh: Mafia takes to Narmada river to evade police as politicos play blame game
India

Illegal sand mining in Madhya Pradesh: Mafia takes to Narmada river to evade police as politicos play blame game

The modus operandi of the sand mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh resembles a Bollywood action flick: the police is busy scanning roads in siren-blaring jeeps while the smugglers escape unchallenged over water.

UN report says environment is in a deadly, worsening state but far from hopeless
science

UN report says environment is in a deadly, worsening state but far from hopeless

The report details climate change impacts on human health, air, water, land and biodiversity.

National Ganga Council chaired by PM Modi hasn't met once since its start in 2016
India

National Ganga Council chaired by PM Modi hasn't met once since its start in 2016

The NGC is arguably the single largest committee overseeing the cleanup of river Ganga today.

Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Narmada on the cusp of extinction with six big dams, sand-mining, pollution threatening its survival
India

Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Narmada on the cusp of extinction with six big dams, sand-mining, pollution threatening its survival

With six big dams and power projects on it, the river has been facing environmental threats from illegal mining, deforestation, and now the river linking project.

Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Rampant sand-mining, unabated deforestation sound death knell for Ken, Betwa rivers
India

Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Rampant sand-mining, unabated deforestation sound death knell for Ken, Betwa rivers

Betwa river enters Uttar Pradesh through Jhansi where the pollution level goes even more up due to other problems.

Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Awash in trash, Shipra may cease to exist when Ujjain holds Kumbh Mela in 2028
India

Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Awash in trash, Shipra may cease to exist when Ujjain holds Kumbh Mela in 2028

Shipra, also known as Kshipra, is now dry in long stretches and wherever one finds water it’s all mixed with solid waste, sewage and silt.

Dal Lake in distress: Kashmir's iconic attraction is facing a slow death by sewage as politicians look the other way
Politics

Dal Lake in distress: Kashmir's iconic attraction is facing a slow death by sewage as politicians look the other way

Though the Jammu and Kashmir government claims it makes all efforts to preserve the Dal Lake in Srinagar, there is little proof of effective implementation on the ground of cleanup projects.

Rashmika Mandanna's underwater photoshoot in Bengaluru's Bellandur lake aims to raise awareness on water pollution
Entertainment

Rashmika Mandanna's underwater photoshoot in Bengaluru's Bellandur lake aims to raise awareness on water pollution

Belandur lake, where Rashmika Mandanna had her photoshoot, has been one of the most affected lakes with layers of toxic waste every year.