16 Apr 2021 TOKYO, Japan
The Fukushima nuclear plant is running out of space to store radioactive water following its destruction in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Plans by owners TEPCO to begin discharging the "treated" water into the Pacific Ocean have been met with dismay by some but cautiously welcomed by others.
15 Apr 2021 BALTIMORE, United States
Environmental risks associated with using salts on our roads is just as significant as other major issues such as acid rain and lead, and requires the same level of regulation from authorities, researchers say.
10 Apr 2021 KYIV, Ukraine
A million people lose fresh water supply as more infrastructure damaged in conflict. Continuing risk of radioactive contamination in flooded mine
7 Apr 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
Sewage discharge into England and Wales rivers doubled in 2020. Storm overflows are associated with climate change.
6 Apr 2021 MEXICO CITY
The Mexican army dug up parts of a gasoline pipeline and found illegal taps that led to a warehouse and vacant lots with hundreds of large tanks used to siphon off fuel; leakages soaked into the ground and storm drains.
1 Apr 2021 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Sandra Postel's work involves raising awareness of global water threats including how global warming disrupts the water cycle and how water use and management degrade freshwater ecosystems.
17 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC
US administration implements 90-day delay in review of the Revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in drinking water to allow consultation period.
14 Mar 2021 HO CHI MINH CITY
Untreated wastewater from millions of households, thousands of factories, hydropower generation, irrigation and other activities contribute to water quality degradation.
14 Mar 2021
Basin Commission votes to permanently ban extraction of methane gas in the region.
14 Mar 2021 LONDON
Imperial College, London research finds environmentally friendly, water efficient fire suppressant to suppress difficult-to-killdpeat fires.
12 Mar 2021 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
A report by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on extensive, multiyear wastewater and sewage pollution of the Vaal River system identifies multiple serious failures by Emfuleni Municipality.
12 Mar 2021 BRUSSELS, Belgium
European Commission is pushing hard for nature-based solutions and cross-border cooperation.