Brian Wright, 22, picks up bottled water out of a shopping cart while much of the bottled water has already been sold for the day at the Stater Bros. market in Rancho Cucamonga Monday afternoon March 16, 2020. Health, evnironmental and water officials say tap water is entirely safe from the new coronavirus because of mandatory treatment already in place. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)
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Towns in Europe, Asia and Australasia are breaking open culverts to reveal hidden urban rivers. Image: REUTERS/Kevin Coombs
Waterways were once the beating hearts of our cities.
They bore the boats laden with the goods, tradesmen and settlers that transformed inlets and backwaters into hubs of humanity.
However, all that changed 200 years ago with the advent of the industrial revolution: as cities became crowded, rivers were polluted with human … [more…]
MEDICAL LAKE, WA — “Swim, fishy, swim,” you may think as you free your little aquarium goldfish into natural waters. What’s the harm? Plenty, it turns out.
Wildlife officials are wrestling with a giant-sized goldfish problem at an eastern Washington lake, where the once-small fish have grown to the size of footballs and are choking out native species and stirring up all kinds of problems in the ecosystem.
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It’s a universal, and undeniable fact that water is a basic need for human life. The average person needs to consume half a gallon (or 2 liters) of water daily to stay healthy. Yet many across the world don’t even have access to clean drinking water.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, an astounding 2.1 billion or 3 in 10 people globally lack ready access to safe
Image: Kanoehe Marine Corps Base Hawaii
KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – If you catch fish or shellfish in the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii fuel pier, don’t eat them. That’s the message from the state Health Department, which is warning residents that the marine life in the area may contain unsafe levels of harmful chemicals.
The state said Wednesday that preliminary tests of two species of goatfish caught in the waters