Setting a national drinking water standard for what have been referred to as “forever chemicals" will be important in addressing contamination at military bases and communities throughout the U.S., witnesses said Wednesday during a congressional hearing.
A blanket of thick, snow-like foam covers the surface of a canal in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta. The froth has exuded from the waters of the east flood canal in Marunda repeatedly over recent years, usually in the rainy season.
In Africa, marine pollution is reaching alarming proportions. One of the causes of this phenomenon is the uncontrolled disposal of solid waste (such as plastic, household, electronic, organic, medical, faecal sludge, etc.).
Wisconsin health and environmental regulators are expanding the list of waters where people should limit fish they eat within the Yahara Chain of Lakes in Dane and Rock counties due to elevated levels of so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS.
Dubbed as an adventurer, the young Arthur Germain on Sunday embarked on a solo swimming challenge down the full 784 kilometres of the Seine river to raise awareness for the protection of environment, in particular concerning water pollution.
The owners of a Beauharnois estate, heavily polluted over decades of industrial activity on neighbouring land, are asking the Superior Court of Quebec to force the multinational corporation Elkem to decontaminate the site, which Quebec has not been able to do for 30 years.
After years of study and legal wrangling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to use the federal Superfund cleanup program to tackle extensive toxic contamination in the bottom of Bear Creek near Baltimore.