Only 16% of rivers, lakes and coastal waters meet minimum ecological criteria, agency says.
All rivers and lakes in England have failed to meet new stricter standards for pollution, according to official data which has prompted calls for urgent action.
You can judge the state of a nation by the state of its rivers. Pollution is the physical expression of corruption. So what should we conclude about a country whose rivers are systematically exploited, dumped on and bled dry?
The study is the first of its kind to quantify the global extent of dams constructed in protected areas, which can include indigenous areas, nature reserves, and national parks.
Aboriginal people hold less than 1% of all water licences in Australia, a form of economic and cultural dispossession that needs urgent redress, according to a major study of water rights in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Effective, coordinated global actions and solutions are needed to address marine plastic pollution - only then can we achieve healthy oceans, for a healthy planet and society.
Three years of studies have revealed that seven out of 10 Quebec municipalities are still contaminating their rivers.
Experts warn plastic pollution originating along a river like the Mekong, may make its way out to the sea, and ultimately "could end up on Australian shores."
Vehicle tyres have been confirmed as a leading source of microplastic pollution in the ocean and rivers, according to scientists.
COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.
Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.