From this week’s edition of World Water Week, a controversial water bottling plant on Russia’s Lake Baikal and a new assessment of American groundwater quality.
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The Global Rundown A proposed pipeline would bring fresh water from Russia’s Lake Baikal, one of the largest lakes in the world, to China’s Lanzhou city. Syria’s government recaptured vital water infrastructure for the city of Aleppo, which has been without its main supply for more than a month. Malaysia will likely extend a ban […]
Nutrient pollution from outdated sewage-treatment plants degrades water quality in the world’s deepest, oldest lake.
A decree signed last week by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will allow a paper mill on the shore of Lake Baikal to resume dumping sewage and waste water into the lake.
BOLSHIYE KOTY, Russia – Containing one-fifth of the world’s freshwater, Lake Baikal has stood the test of time–paper mills, an influx of tourists, and now a proposed uranium enrichment facility. But two activists are standing up to detrimental development. Lyubov Izmestieva, whose family has monitored the lake for almost a century, worries that plans to […]
Warming lake waters worsen pollution, harm ecosystems. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue An annual analysis of the planet’s climate reaffirms what researchers knew was the case: that 2016 was the hottest year since at least 1880, when reliable global measurements were first kept. Record concentrations of heat-trapping gases and a strong El Nino raised […]
The Global Rundown Coal mining activities in central Poland are draining groundwater and causing lake levels to fall, according to communities in the region. China is debating whether or not to issue a major loan to Mongolia for a hydropower dam that has raised Russian concerns. Hundreds of gas stations in China have been closed […]
Receding glaciers, growing cities, and expanding agriculture threaten the highest navigable lake in the world.
Warming water temperatures and destructive, non-native species threaten the world’s largest lake.
Water level’s could fall significantly due to development along the Omo River, the lake’s largest tributary.
Across continents and hemispheres, a growing list of human and environmental pressures threaten the world’s largest lakes, inhibiting their ability to supply water, drive economic activity, preserve biodiversity, and sustain communities.
Comprising 20 percent of the world’s fresh water supply, southern Siberia’s Lake Baikal could tell us how oil forms.