Global water usage is growing twice as fast as the population. Could we turn salt water potable on a mass level
January 21, 2017 — Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. That’s (almost) the reality of a planet whose H2O — or at least 97 percent of it — is nonpotable ocean. Much of the remainder is trapped in glaciers, ice caps and soil. In other words, accessible freshwater is scarce — and getting scarcer. But some scientists say this may be changing. As desalination technology advances, the sea may hold the answer to the world’s water crisis. But at what cost? Continue reading As desalination technology advances, oceans may hold the answer to the world’s water crisis→
In remote places like Bgy. Butong, risks associated with the lack of access to water are more pronounced because of the drought
MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 22, 2016) — The sun is about to settle down, so Reynante Lago, 22, immediately parked his motorcycle in a vacant space parallel to the vast sugarcane plantation in Quezon, one of the towns in Bukidnon.
Elevated lead levels were detected months ago in Sebring, Ohio, but local officials failed to warn residents until last week
CHICAGO, USA (Jan. 26, 2016) — A lead poisoning scandal has struck a second US town, with schools closed Monday, January 25, in Sebring, Ohio, and the water treatment plant operator accused of falsifying reports.
Obama says, ‘You can’t short-change basic services that we provide to our people’
DETROIT, USA (Jan. 21, 2106) — US President Barack Obama expressed anger Wednesday, January 20, at a high-profile health scare in Flint, Michigan, where lead-tainted water is believed to have sickened residents.