Mystery continues over ‘frightening’ red-orange water at Westburn Park

Mystery continues over ‘frightening’ red-orange water at Westburn Park

The curious case of the scarlet water at Westburn Park remains unsolved, as authorities look to have cleared the names of both prime suspects. Construction firms Graham and Robertson, both building further up the Gilcomstoun

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River Action targets agri-businesses in campaign to stop pollution

River Action targets agri-businesses in campaign to stop pollution

New group has written to Noble Foods near River Wye, where chemical runoffs are said to be causing serious damage. The heads of some of the biggest agricultural suppliers are being targeted in a campaign

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Thames Water discharging raw sewage into Buckinghamshire river

Thames Water discharging raw sewage into Buckinghamshire river

River Chess Association say untreated sewage is causing untold harm to infant trout and other habitats Thames Water has been discharging untreated sewage into a chalk stream in Buckinghamshire, causing what campaigners say is untold harm to

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Thousands of south London homes report ‘dirty yellow tap water’

Thousands of south London homes report ‘dirty yellow tap water’

Thousands of homes in south London have been affected by “dirty yellow” tap water. Engineers are urgently fixing the damaged pipes which are affecting parts of Tooting, Wimbledon, Croydon, Mitcham and Raynes Park, Thames Water

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Rivers across Devon and Cornwall are being polluted by abandoned metal mines

Rivers across Devon and Cornwall are being polluted by abandoned metal mines

The Environment Agency says abandoned mine waste sites are causing serious environmental harm across the region. Rivers across Devon and Cornwall are being polluted by metals from abandoned mines, monitoring from the Environment Agency shows.

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Restoring wetlands near farms would dramatically reduce water pollution

Restoring wetlands near farms would dramatically reduce water pollution

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago and the University of Waterloo examined detailed data on wetland locations and nitrogen loads from fertilizer on farm fields throughout the U.S. Runoff from fertilizer and manure application

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Microplastics left in water are more easily absorbed by mouse cells

Microplastics left in water are more easily absorbed by mouse cells

Microplastic particles that are exposed to fresh water or saltwater for several weeks are more likely to be absorbed by mouse cells growing in the laboratory, suggesting that environmental microplastics may be able to enter

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Edinburgh flooding: Anxious local residents share fears as Water of Leith rises above trees

Edinburgh flooding: Anxious local residents share fears as Water of Leith rises above trees

The flood gates in Murrayfield have been ‘locked in place’ as water levels continue to rise following heavy rain Anxious local residents have shared concerning photos as water levels continue to rise following heavy rain

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Pollution from car tires is killing off salmon on US west coast, study finds

Pollution from car tires is killing off salmon on US west coast, study finds

Mass die-offs of coho salmon just before they are about to spawn have been traced to tire fragments washed into streams by rain Pollution from car tires that washes into waterways is helping cause a

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What effects does water pollution have on human health?

What effects does water pollution have on human health?

Water is an essential resource for all life on Earth. If a water source becomes contaminated due to pollution, it can lead to health issues in humans, such as cancer or cardiovascular conditions.

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