Trial date finally set for Khulubuse Zuma, Zondwa Mandela in water pollution case

2019-11-22 12:30

Khulubuse Zuma, Zondwa Mandela and Thulani Ngubane are accused of polluting a key water source. The case has been postponed several times.

OUTA says it's found E. coli bacteria in Hammanskraal water

2019-08-09 12:03

Advocacy group, Organisation undoing tax abuse says it's found samples the of E. coli bacteria in the Hammanskraal drinking water.

Antibiotics contaminating our rivers systems worldwide

2019-06-10 11:20

Results from a new study reveal how antibiotic compounds have contaminated various river systems around the world.

Environmental Protection chief: Unsafe water biggest threat

2019-03-21 13:45

The Environmental Protection Agency's new administrator says unsafe drinking water is "probably the biggest environmental threat" the world faces.

SANDF sends more engineers to sort out Vaal River contamination

2018-12-14 19:16

The number of South African National Defence Force specialised engineers deployed to find solutions to the contamination of the Vaal River, has been increased to just over 300 – up from 200 initially.

A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

2018-09-18 12:02

Craft brewers are pushing for clean water regulations and preserving rivers and streams to protect their most important ingredient

WATCH: Indian villagers say pharmaceutical waste is polluting water

2018-07-02 08:33

People living around India's self-proclaimed "bulk drug capital" of Hyderabad say pharmaceutical industry wastewater has damaged their water and agriculture. Researchers say pollution may also be fueling a rise in drug-resistant superbugs.

Toxic water fears in Pakistan region infamous for deformities

2018-05-12 13:07

Too weak to carry his own schoolbag, he was taken to hospital, where doctors said water laden with toxic levels of arsenic, fluoride, minerals and various metals was to blame.

Under the sea: Fighting Greece's plastic trash problem

2018-04-05 22:13

Greece has the EU's longest coastline, poor waste management and an addiction for single-use plastic that littering the country's seabed, prompting volunteer divers to work as underwater garbage collectors.

City aims at water polluters

2018-03-12 13:45

Industrial water polluters are set to be fined up to R1 million, and R5 000 a day for ongoing offences, as Msunduzi Municipality cracks down on offenders.


Polluted by a permanent black tide, Lake Maracaibo is a hazard

2019-10-03 13:02

Smelling like an oil refinery, the vast expanse of Lake Maracaibo has become polluted by its own reserves of crude as Venezuela's economic collapse has left wells and pipelines in ruin.

Among world's worst polluters, Asean vows to tackle ocean waste

2019-06-22 11:55

With Southeast Asia awash in rubbish, from plastic-choked whales to trash-clogged canals, leaders are planning to push through a deal to fight maritime debris at a regional meeting this weekend.

Firm fined $3.3m for worst California oil spill in 25 years

2019-04-26 11:09

A company that caused the worst California coastal oil spill in 25 years has been fined more than $3.3m.

Crude oil spill in river

2019-02-27 15:19

A stretch of the Umgeni River in Howick has been polluted with crude oil.

Mystery over dead fish

2018-11-29 16:13

An intensive investigation is under way to determine the reason for scores of dead fish being found floating in the Msunduzi River on Wednesday.

Water pollution lays waste to Iraq's oil-rich south

2018-09-01 08:03

Younes Selim clutches his stomach in pain at a hospital in southern Iraq, one of thousands to fall ill in a region flush with oil but desperately short of drinking water.

SEE: A fishy dish - with a side of plastic

2018-06-19 11:06

A lot of Hong Kong's fish contains tiny bits of plastic that could end up on your plate.

Rivers worldwide threatened by pharma waste - studies

2018-04-12 12:22

River systems around world are coursing with over-the-counter and prescription drug waste harmful to the environment, researchers say.

Tonnes of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coast

2018-03-20 11:52

Officials at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park say they have collected 22 tonnes of garbage since January off the coasts of the pristine archipelago, some of it from as far away as Asia.

River’s fouled flow

2018-02-08 13:27

A polluted stretch of the Umgeni River near the Howick Falls, which is blanketed by algae and masses of litter, has raised the concerns of the municipality and locals.

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