More Evidence of Nitrate Cancer Risk in Drinking Water

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Case builds of health damage from a common pollutant.

Regulators Will Soon Know A Lot More About Algal Toxins in U.S. Drinking Water

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For the next two years, water utilities are required to test for ten cyanotoxins.

Oregon Capital Battles Algal Toxins in Drinking Water

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Toxins result in ‘do not drink’ advisory for Salem, the latest U.S. city challenged by cyanobacteria.

In Kabul, Residents Chase Receding Groundwater

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The number and depth of wells is constantly increasing in Afghanistan’s capital city.
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Drought, Pollution, and Expansion Imperil Istanbul’s Best-Laid Water Plans

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Long-term, a variety of problems threaten Istanbul's water supply, including climate change, water pollution, and industrialization. 

Pollutants and Heavy Metals Taint Moscow’s Water Supply

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Studies show that both surface water and groundwater in Moscow…

Fear and Fury in Michigan Town Where Air Force Contaminated Water

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Some residents can’t drink the water or eat the fish. Now they’re…
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What's Up with Water - Speaking of Water - Who Trusts the Tap (Bonus Episode)

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Do I trust my tap water? It turns out that the answer is very different for different groups of people.

Water Scarcity Looms in London’s Future

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The city's water demand is expected to exceed supply within the next decade.

Perfluorinated Chemicals Health Study Included in Congress Budget Deal

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CDC will assess exposure to the chemical at U.S. military bases.
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Egypt’s Nile River Pressured by Population Growth, Rising Sea Level

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Threats to the Nile and explosive population growth are pushing Egypt toward severe water scarcity.

Water-Stressed Beijing Exhausts Its Options

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After depleting groundwater reserves, China's capital is becoming increasingly reliant on water pumped from the country's flood-prone South.