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  • Commission urges Italy to ensure that water intended for human consumption is healthy and clean

    The European Commission is opening infringement proceedings against Italy for its failure to ensure that water intended for human consumption meets European standards. Water contamination from arsenic and fluoride is a long-standing problem in Italy, and for the Latium Region in particular. Under the ...

  • PetroAlgae’s Protein Achieves Successful Test Results for Human Consumption

    PetroAlgae Inc. (OTCPK: PALG), a global provider of licensed technology that ...


  • PetroAlgae's Protein Achieves Successful Test Results For Human Consumption

    PetroAlgae Inc. (OTCPK: PALG), a global provider of licensed technology that produces micro-crops for renewable protein, feed, and fuel products announced today the completion of the first phases ...


  • Unsustainable water consumption contributes to sea level rise

    The global sea level is rising, yet only part of that rise can be attributed to the effects of climate change. New research has calculated that human impacts on terrestrial water storage make up around 42% of total sea level rise, in particular, the extraction of groundwater that eventually makes its way to the ocean. Tidal measurements have revealed that the global sea level rose by 1.8mm per ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • eWater: Modelling Human Behaviour Key to Water Savings

    A new tool for Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) from Australian company eWater CRC has achieved a major breakthrough by allowing users to simulate the way human behaviour impacts household water use.eWater launched Urban Developer at Singapore International Water Week.Traditional models of the urban water system require the user to specify demand as an input to the modelling system. ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Global water consumption increases frequency and intensity of low flows in rivers and streams

    Human water consumption has increased the frequency and intensity of periods of abnormally low flow in streams, new research suggests. The frequency of these events increased by 30% globally, largely due to use of water for irrigation, the researchers conclude. Between 1960 and 2010, global water consumption has more than doubled and currently stands at 1970 cubic kilometres per year (km3/yr). ...

  • EPA and TDSHS warn against consumption of contaminated fish

    During the week of February 6-12, 2012, representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) will be in the area of South Alamo, Texas, to speak with residents about the contamination in the Donna Reservoir and Canal. This effort is being made to provide local residents with information about the health risks of consuming fish ...

  • Royal Society calls for a more equitable future for humanity

    Consumption levels between developed and developing nations must be rebalanced alongside a stabilization of the world's population by voluntary methods, according to a new report from the Royal Society. The report,  People and the Planet, is the result of a 21 month study by the Royal Society, the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate change threatens unprecedented human development reversals

    With governments preparing to gather in Bali, Indonesia to discuss the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report has warned that the world should focus on the development impact of climate change that could bring unprecedented reversals in poverty reduction, nutrition, health and education. The report, 'Fighting climate change: Human ...

  • One third of food produced for humans is lost or wasted

    Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year - approximately 1.3 billion tonnes - gets lost or wasted, according to an FAO-commissioned study. The document, Global Food Losses and Food Waste, was commissioned by FAO from the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK) for Save Food!, an international congress being held in Düsseldorf 16-17 May ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BSR report reveals business opportunities in tackling sustainable consumption

    BSR"s latest report examines the newest frontier of sustainability, outlining the opportunities for companies to deliver value to customers, society, and the planet by promoting sustainable consumption--an economic and social system that allows all individuals to meet their basic needs without disrupting the planet"s healthy ecosystems. "For years, sustainable consumption has been framed as a ...

  • New Report Calls for Policy Reforms to Achieve Planetary and Human Health

    Changing environmental conditions such as increased carbon dioxide emissions, rampant use of fertilizer and the acidification of the oceans could lead to major health challenges for millions of people, according to a new report launched today in Nairobi. The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health report, Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch, establishes clear ...

  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Approves Anua’s Platinum Submerged Aerated Filter System

    Greensboro, N.C. (April 12, 2012) – Anua’s new Platinum Submerged Aerated Filter (SAF) system received approval from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.  The West Virginia Sewage Advisory Board accepted the European EN 12566-3 protocol as an “other recognized testing agency.”  Per correspondence from the department, “This approval ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • Poor air quality and climate change are the two greatest threats to human health in the pan-European region - says new UN report

    Poor air quality, climate change, unhealthy lifestyles and the disconnection between people and the environment are increasingly affecting human health in the region, finds the latest Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) assessment for the pan-European region, prepared by the UN Environment Programme and the UN Economic Commission for Europe with support from the European Environment Agency (EEA). ...

  • Drinking water from the sea

    In some regions of the world, the lack of a primary source such as water, could become a determining factor for economic and political instability whereas nearly 40% of the world's population relies on river systems that cross two or more countries. The increasing awareness towards the issue of water, as a precious and irreplaceable wealth, encourages some countries to make enormous investments ...


    By Artes Ingegneria SpA

  • Online Water Toxicity Monitoring

    Monitoring of water toxicity is of special importance, especially when surface water or ground water are used for the preparation of drinking water. Since a variety of substances are harmful for human being reliable online monitoring is recommended. LAR's online toxicity analyzer ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Urban water design winners

    Joseph Bergen and Nicki Huang (students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design) earned top honours in the Urban Water Design Challenge, sponsored by Circle of Blue and Visualizing.org for their interactive water footprint graphic. The winners were announced on 22nd March, the eighteenth annual World Water Day. The winning graphic ‘What is Your Water ...


  • The other footprint: the water footprint

    By now, you’ve all heard of the Carbon Footprint — the measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide. Today, KGG sheds light on the other foot; Your Water Footprint. The Water footprint of an individual is defined as the total water used for the production of the goods and services consumed ...

  • Water – Everybody’s Business

    Stockholm – Using business models to manage public water supply, the 2010 Stockholm Industry Water Award winner Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) provides leading edge services to its customers today. Photos, video and press kit available online here: The PPWSA started using business models in 1993 which increased water provision in ...

  • Creating solutions to a water crisis

    The first thing you see is shelf after shelf of plain glass bottles all containing different colored liquids. Some of the liquids are clear, and others whitish, yellowish, brownish, greenish, or almost black. The colors change daily, as does the consistency, and whatever is growing inside. All of the liquids are exactly the same thing - water. To be specific, they are examples of the 1 percent of ...

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