#Water Pollution

  • Article: Mining for Metal Used in Smartphone Batteries Is Causing Birth Defects in DRC

    Mining for Metal Used in Smartphone Batteries Is Causing Birth Defects in DRC

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 7, 2020

    A new study linked pollution caused by cobalt mines to birth defects in the region. Read more

  • Article: More Than 100,000 Iraqis Were Hospitalized Due to Unsafe Drinking Water in 2018

    More Than 100,000 Iraqis Were Hospitalized Due to Unsafe Drinking Water in 2018

    By Leah Rodriguez|July 24, 2019

    Human Rights Watch released a new report that investigates Basra’s water crisis. Read more

  • Article: One of South Africa’s Top Tourist Spots Has Found a Solution to Plastic Pollution

    One of South Africa’s Top Tourist Spots Has Found a Solution to Plastic Pollution

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|July 24, 2019

    Gansbaai, famous for shark-cage diving and whale watching, was turning into a dumping ground. Read more

  • Article: Scientists Found Antibiotics in Rivers From 72 Countries

    Scientists Found Antibiotics in Rivers From 72 Countries

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|May 28, 2019

    An estimated 10 million people could die due to drug-resistant diseases by 2030. Read more

  • Article: These Pesky Little Sea Creatures Could Help Fight Ocean Plastics

    These Pesky Little Sea Creatures Could Help Fight Ocean Plastics

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|Feb. 20, 2019

    Scientists are putting sea squirts, considered an invasive species, to good use. Read more

  • Article: Areas Across South Africa Are Still Running Out of Water

    Areas Across South Africa Are Still Running Out of Water

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Jan. 29, 2019

    The water crisis in the country is far from over. Read more

  • Article: 60% of Europe's Lakes and Rivers Are Failing Pollution Tests

    60% of Europe's Lakes and Rivers Are Failing Pollution Tests

    By Imogen Calderwood|July 3, 2018

    We have to step up for our own well-being and the health of our waters. Read more

  • Article: Scientists Discovered a Dead Zone the Size of Florida in the Gulf of Oman

    Scientists Discovered a Dead Zone the Size of Florida in the Gulf of Oman

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Jasper Lo|May 8, 2018

    But the damage doesn’t have to be permanent. Read more