Toxic Sludge Carries Arsenic, Mercury Into Danube River

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High levels of mercury and arsenic have been released from a containment pond at a Hungarian alumina plant, according to Greenpeace.

Hungary Calls Emergency after Toxic Spill

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Toxic leak in the Central European country threatens to reach a major international waterway.

UK Utility Plans Europe’s First Phosphorus Recovery Plant

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Meanwhile in the United States, phosphorus levels in fresh water remain high and progress is absent, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

World Water Week 2010 Tackles Quality Issues

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Canadian teen duo wins the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize for their project on biodegredation.

Scotland Advances Renewable Energy Development

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The country's first minister says Scotland could become the 'world's first hydro-economy.'

Glacier Water Threatens to Flood French Alps Valley

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French officials have begun pumping millions of gallons of water as part of a multi-million dollar emergency operation.

Record-Breaking Heat Sweeps Across Russia

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High temperatures have caused forest fires around Moscow, damaged farmland and left 23 regions in a state of emergency.

Interactive Map: Top Ten Global Oil Spills

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Details of the ten worst oil spills in history by volume, date, location, and company damages.

First Inland Desalination Plant Opens in the UK

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Located in East London’s Beckton, the Thames Water desalination plant is slated to be used during times of drought. But some local politicians argue that the facility is a waste of energy.

Experts Name the Top 19 Solutions to the Global Freshwater Crisis

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"...Decisions executives make to respond to freshwater scarcity will penetrate almost every aspect of their business operations."

British Company Creates Cheap, Small-Scale Desalination for Agriculture

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The new system, which uses sub-surface pipes to remove salts and deliver water to plants on demand, grew 200 prosopis trees in the United Arab Emirates' desert during a test-run.

Haitian Earthquake Provides Lessons for Similarly Vulnerable Countries

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As recovery efforts in Haiti focus on supplying clean water to a region in which the water infrastructure was destroyed, a Maltese engineer thinks his earthquake-prone country, which sits just south of Sicily, could face a similar crisis