Category: Water

Residents in Flint, Michigan have to drink bottled water due to a crisis involving lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. (Image credit: philografy, flickr) 0

Water crisis shakes America

The governor of Michigan has declared a state of emergency in Flint, the state’s fourth-largest city. Lead levels in the city’s drinking water are too high. But this is no isolated incident in the...

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Rhine full of microplastics

The stretch of the Rhine between Basel and Rotterdam has one of the highest levels of microplastics pollution in the world. But the source of up to 60 per cent of the microplastics in...

Image credit: The Earth's groundwater resources are at risk of becoming scarce within the next 50 years. (Image credit: Vicki Francis/Department for International Development) 0

Not enough water in the ground

Only a small amount of the groundwater used by humans can be replenished in the next 50 years, which means that one of the most important resources on planet Earth will become scarce, according...