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Articles Tagged with ''drinking water''

UN: Polluted water kills more people than all forms of violence

Every year, two million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste make their way into global waterways and the resulting contamination kills at least 1.8 million children, according to the United Nations Environment Program.
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Study highlights how extreme weather events threaten drinking water quality

Utilities must take action to ensure they have the necessary flexibility when extreme weather threatens drinking water quality, according to a joint study by Australian and U.S. researchers.
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Columbus, Ohio, invests $600,000 to fight foul odor in tap water

Over the past few weeks there have been more than 1,000 complaints filed by residents and businesses in the affected area.
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High levels of lead in drinking water linked to increased miscarriage rates

According to a recent study, the elevated level of lead in the drinking water supplied to Washington, D.C., was to blame for the sharp and unexplained rise in the number of late-term miscarriages and spontaneous abortions between 2000 and 2003.
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Share of private ownership in desalination projects increases

The Global Desalination Market Trends & Ownership Strategies 2014-2018 report found that the Middle East will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the desalination market.
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Georgia, South Carolina locked in battle over freshwater source

Georgia and South Carolina have spent years trying to reach an agreement on how to use water resources in the Upper Floridan Aquifer sparingly and in a way which is fair to both states.
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Deadly amoeba found in Louisiana parish water supply kills boy

A deadly parasite that can severely affect the brain if inhaled has been found in the drinking water supply system in St Bernard Parish, La., after the death of a four-year-old boy.
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US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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Minnesota water company trials new biotech process for removing pollutants

A Minnesota-based water company is experimenting with an advanced reverse osmosis technology designed to treat drinking water.
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Researchers in Singapore develop water treatment method using tomato and apple peels

Ramakrishna Mallampati, a PhD candidate and lead researcher, says he wanted to develop a technique using materials that are easily accessible to address global potable water shortages.
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