Category: Water Pollution

Water Shortages In Some Regions and Floods In Others United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a collective global response to drought and a shift from crisis management to drought preparedness and resilience. He said the price for preparedness is minimal compared to the cost of disaster relief.¬†Secretary-General Ban said droughts can be mitigated […]

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Pathogens, Toxins, Corruption Threaten Your Drinking Water Think twice before drinking or bathing in unfiltered tap water. A new report set to be published next year has found that a striking percentage of the U.S. water supply is contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides and pathogens. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. […]

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Wetlands are to nature what kidneys are to the human body By using these natural kidneys as filters, a South Carolina county is processing wastewater in an energy efficient manner while leaving the wetlands unharmed. In Horry County — South Carolina’s fastest growing county with Myrtle Beach as its hub — a sewage disposal system […]

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