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Drinking Water

Device uses sunlight to purify drinking water

A new device called a water lens could help people in developing countries heat and disinfect polluted water, making it safe for drinking.
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Algae bloom in Lake Erie leaves 400,000 without drinking water

More than 400,000 people who live in northwestern Ohio and southwestern Michigan were unable to use their tap water for three days.
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Western US rapidly using up groundwater supply, study finds

The Colorado River Basin lost nearly 53 million acre feet of freshwater over the past nine years, according to a new study by NASA and the University of California, Irvine.
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Majority of consumers happy with water quality, survey finds

A recent international survey found that U.S. consumers rank 22nd in the list of the countries that are most satisfied with the quality of their tap water.
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Coca-Cola provides safe tap water to Mexican schools

Coca-Cola is seeking to improve access to drinking water for Mexican schoolchildren by installing drinking fountains that not only provide tap water but also purify it.
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One in four big cities globally faces water stress

Tokyo, Delhi, Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow are among the cities that face the biggest water stress.
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Water scarcity could lead to political conflicts, expert warns

World Water Council President Benedito Braga said the biggest risk for conflict is predicted around the Tigris-Euphrates and Nile River basins.
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Santa Barbara ponders reactivating desalination plant

The city of Santa Barbara, California, is considering a huge investment that would bring an inactive desalination plant back into action, in an attempt to relieve the consequences of the ongoing drought.
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Third of private wells in Ireland contaminated with bacteria

Up to one in three private wells in Ireland are contaminated with E.coli bacteria, new data released by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency has revealed.
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Supreme Court ruling may block Camp Lejeune victims' claims

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina families can not pursue lawsuits against the company that was responsible for contaminating their drinking water decades ago.
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