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A Little Sewage for the Queen? Oh My!

How would half a billion tons of raw sewage affect a river? Well, ask around in Great Britain. Last Sunday London received a spot of rain, a little over an inch, and suddenly raw sewage erupted as overflow, dumping feces, condoms, industrial chemicals, and more into the Thames. We’re talking about nearly 500,000 tons of(…)

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A Little Sewage for the Queen? Oh My!

How would half a billion tons of raw sewage affect a river? Well, ask around in Great Britain. Last Sunday London received a spot of rain, a little over an inch, and suddenly raw sewage erupted as overflow, dumping feces, condoms, industrial chemicals, and more into the Thames. We’re talking about nearly 500,000 tons of(…)

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China is Facing Massive Drought

China’s biggest river, the Yangtze, is drying up. In response, China is releasing water from the Three Gorges reservoir to ease its biggest drought in 50 years. The Yangtze delta is being devastated by the drought. The delta supports 400 million people and 40% of China’s economic activity. The scope of the environmental crisis is(…)

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Freshwater wildlife thrives in cleanest rivers since Industrial Revolution

Otters, water voles and many species of freshwater fish make dramatic recovery as water quality continues to improve. Otters, water voles and species of freshwater fish which had all but vanished from waterways have made a dramatic recovery following the healthiest decade for rivers since the industrial revolution. The toxic effects of pesticides nearly wiped(…)

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