ARTICLES RELATING TO WATER

Fracking pollutes drinking water: TKAG

2014-09-01 13:35

Government must stop the legislative process underway to regulate shale gas exploration until it has considered all the evidence, the Treasure Karoo Action Group says.

Metering device helps shame heavy shower users

2014-08-26 08:00

A polar-bear figure that seems to melt when a bathroom user has spent too much time in the shower could help cut consumption of water and energy, researchers at Bamberg University argue.

Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam, militants deny it

2014-08-18 18:59

Iraq and Kurdish forces have retaken Mosul Dam as clashes rage around the rest of the complex, but militants deny the loss.

India court blasts Modi over filthy Ganges

2014-08-14 10:33

India's top court has accused the new Hindu nationalist government of failing to move on its promise to clean up the sewage-ridden, sacred river Ganges.

New Malawi president stakes claim to lake

2014-08-13 15:41

Malawian President Mutharika has affirmed his country's claim to Lake Malawi as a feud simmers with Tanzania over the vast territory where both sides are hoping to find oil.

Toxic algae cause 400 000 to go without water

2014-08-04 10:58

Health authorities have tested water for toxins in Ohio, as some 400 000 people remain without safe drinking water for a second day following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie.

Drought hits China food production

2014-07-28 17:52

Severe drought and scorching heat has damaged over a million hectares of farmland in China's Henan and Inner Mongolia provinces, with no immediate relief in sight.

Michelle Obama encourages kids to drink more water

2014-07-24 13:50

US first lady Michelle Obama recently announced new partnerships with companies to emphasise increased access to water rather than bottled water consumption.

Fishing in Paris ‘trending' for young hipsters

2014-07-23 08:20

The once polluted Seine River in France has now become a hub for fishermen from all over the world. The waterway has been cleaned up and turned into a popular haunt for young bohemians.

Limpopo hospital reopened after water contamination

2014-07-21 14:27

Jane Furse Hospital in Limpopo has reopened after it closed for three days due to a contaminated water supply.

Thousands face water crisis in Gaza

2014-07-16 12:51

The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned of a critical water shortage, facing thousands in Gaza.

Waste water & you pay $500 in California

2014-07-16 09:32

California water regulators have voted to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing.

California water-wasters may get a $500 fine

2014-07-15 13:21

In one of the most drastic responses yet to California's drought, state regulators will consider fines up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, washing vehicles.

Water minister says how she will spend R12bn

2014-07-15 11:38

Newly-appointed Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has vowed to open up access to water to all South Africans.

Bottled water better in Italy

2014-07-10 18:30

The Italian government has failed to improve the quality of its drinking water, leaving people exposed to health risks from high levels of arsenic and fluoride.

Drought forces people to drink treated sewage

2014-07-10 12:32

As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the state has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

Easy ways to keep kids hydrated

2014-07-09 14:23

Ensure your kids get their recommended intake of fluids by offering them water and other hydrating foods and beverages throughout the day.

'China's need for food is creating a water crisis'

2014-07-08 13:48

Booming demand for food in China's southern and eastern cities is worsening water shortages in arid northern provinces, adding to the country's environmental problems, new research shows.

Parrotfish, sea urchins vital to save reefs

2014-07-03 16:59

Colourful parrotfish and spindly sea urchins are the key to saving the Caribbean's coral reefs, which may disappear in two decades, a report by several international organisations say.

Ecuadorans march to protest water policy

2014-07-02 07:18

Scores of indigenous demonstrators have marched on Quito, to protest against President Rafael Correa's government and losing control of water on their traditional lands.

Premier: Relations damaged in Marikana

2014-06-26 10:18

Relations in Marikana, near Rustenburg in the North West, have been damaged and need to be improved, Premier Supra Mahumapelo says.

Release water quality reports: AfriForum

2014-06-25 11:52

The water affairs department should publish overdue water quality reports because people have the right to know, AfriForum says.

Contingencies in place for SA water shortages

2014-06-24 14:30

South Africa will have a water shortage in future but contingency plans are in place, the SA Local Government Association says.

Plastic waste causing $13bn in damage: UN

2014-06-23 13:20

The dumping of plastic waste into the world's oceans is causing at least $13bn a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warns at the global environment conference.

WWF: Fracking may destroy SA water

2014-06-18 13:29

Government's intention to go ahead with shale gas exploration and more coal mining could have a devastating effect on South Africa's water supply, the World Wide Fund for Nature says.

 

Water 'ambassadors' to put a lid on leaks

2014-08-31 17:47

Water leakages will hopefully be a thing of the past for residents living around Mbombela after more than 30 unemployed young people were absorbed into the municipality’s water-monitoring programme.

How big is your water footprint?

2014-08-25 08:06

If you recently bought a pair of jeans or had a nice cup of coffee, you probably didn't link the touch of cotton or the aroma of the coffee to the amount of water that has been used to produce them.

Task team appointed to resolve Limpopo water problems

2014-08-15 16:10

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has appointed a task team to resolve water problems around Giyani in Limpopo.

Just one major storm floods Long Island

2014-08-14 09:25

New York's heaviest downpour on record has dumped a summer's worth of rain on parts of Long Island in a matter of hours, swamping highways, flooding basements and causing at least one death.

Oceans increasingly polluted with mercury: Study

2014-08-07 12:25

In much of the world's oceans, levels of the metal mercury are double to triple what they were before the industrial revolution, a new study says.

Thousands without water in Ohio

2014-08-03 14:22

Ohio residents in the US have been told not to drink or use tap water because of toxins, possibly from algae on Lake Erie.

'Shocking' underground water loss in US drought

2014-07-25 15:19

A major drought across the US has sapped underground water resources, posing a greater threat to the water supply than previously understood, scientists say.

Texans don’t want to drink 'peepee' water

2014-07-23 12:34

Due to one of the worst droughts in a century a Texas City has started recycling sewage water for drinking. Convincing people to drink the water has become a problem though.

Drink yourself thin

2014-07-21 15:39

Could drinking water be the answer to your weight loss woes?

Indian farmers face 'hell' due to late monsoon

2014-07-21 11:34

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.

Chile‘s $8bn hydropower project is unfeasible

2014-07-16 11:46

If Chile's proposed HidroAysen hydropower project is to move forward, it will have to be reformulated so that environmentalists and regulators do not object.

Clanwilliam Dam costs soars to R2.5bn

2014-07-15 18:57

The cost of raising the Clanwilliam Dam wall in the Western Cape has apparently increased again.

Dozens of anti-fracking protesters arrested

2014-07-15 12:35

Two dozen protesters were arrested in Washington, while demonstrating against hydraulic fracturing and the US gas industry's push to sell 'fracked' liquefied natural gas abroad.

New York could get a 'floating beach'

2014-07-14 14:40

Why go to the beach, when it can come to you? A US based team have launch a crowdfunding campaign for a floating beach on a re-purposed barge in the Hudson River.

Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash

2014-07-10 14:53

In a country known for its high-tech 'smart loos', a Japanese exhibition dedicated to what gets flushed down them and featuring a giant toilet slide is making a splash in Tokyo.

Temba water cleared after diarrhoea outbreak

2014-07-09 20:08

The water supplied to the Temba and Hammanskraal areas is safe for consumption, the City of Tshwane has announced.

Municipality ordered to restore water to schools

2014-07-08 21:20

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that water supply to schools in Vanderbijlpark be reconnected.

Fracking wastewater causes quakes: Study

2014-07-04 10:57

A new study explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably shaking up a US city.

88% of ocean's surface has plastic debris: Study

2014-07-02 10:30

As much as 88% of the open ocean's surface contains plastic debris, raising concern about the effect on marine life and the food chain, scientists say.

Residents fear oil discovery in Malawi

2014-06-27 09:53

No one knows for sure if Malawi has oil. But, as work gets underway, residents wonder whether the oil will be a blessing or a curse, which will destroy their life.

Reservoir contract approved for Cape Town

2014-06-25 22:15

A long-term contract to build a reservoir for the rapidly developing Blaauwberg area has been approved.

Fish farming could feed SA poor

2014-06-25 08:39

An innovative fish farm project in Cape Town could help poor communities find new ways to make a living by growing fish for sale in shipping containers.

Calls for a 5 year deadline to curb over-fishing

2014-06-24 08:37

Governments should set a five-year deadline to crack down on over-fishing and pollution, or parts of the oceans may have to be declared off-limits to industrial fishing.

Criminal case opened over Bloemhof water crisis

2014-06-20 13:43

Residents of Bloemhof in the North West have opened a criminal case against former municipal manager following a water contamination crisis that claimed the lives of three babies.

Obama to create world's largest ocean preserve

2014-06-17 21:35

President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world in the Pacific Ocean.

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