The effects of plastic pollution on our seas and oceans, as well as marine life, are well known. Water creatures often mistake plastic for food, consequently, many die due to the other toxic impacts of plastic on their system. Recently, one such incident has been
Several Americans enjoy their vacation on Alaskan cruises every year. The route for these cruises includes Canada’s west coast for many days. But what’s concerning is that when the cruise ships reach the west coast of Canada, they use it as an opportunity to dump
As per the latest research, pharmaceutical drugs are infiltrating rivers throughout the world. This is one of the major causes of pollution in various waterways worldwide. The drugs found in the water bodies include compounds including painkillers, antidepressants, and antibiotics. All these are likely to
It’s no news that polluted waterways are becoming the reason for spreading diseases and even harming the environment significantly. To combat the issue of water pollution, RanMarine Technology has come up with an aquatic drone called WasteShark. It is an autonomous surface vessel (ASV) that
Recently, S Rajendran, the owner of a coconut grove filed a complaint with the forest department against the paper mill, Shree Karthik Papers Limited, nestled on the foothills of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. But the resident has accused the paper
The frothing in specific stretches of the Yamuna River, such as near ITO and the Okhla Barrage, is a yearly phenomenon. It happens especially in the winter season when the temperatures drop and the river flow is less. But what’s the reason behind this phenomenon?
The beautiful Lake Tahoe flows on the California-Nevada border in the Northern Sierra Nevada, U.S. Despite its amazing water purity level of 99.994 percent, the lake collects a lot of debris throughout the year. To resolve the debris from the lake, a Californian NGO Clean
Announced in July 2014, Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) for National Waterway 1 lies on the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river systems. The completion of this project is scheduled for December 2023. However, the Ganga waterway and river systems are not included in the list of projects that
The Indian Ocean has been amongst the rapidly growing regions for the country’s developmental and trade activities. Unfortunately, the increasing human presence, maritime traffic, and oil exploration have turned out to be a massive threat to this vital waterbody. With these increasing activities, the ocean
The Centre is planning to use the fortified sludge of Ganga River as an alternative to chemical fertilisers and promote organic farming. According to the officials, this step will help prevent toxic chemicals from entering water streams, while tackling the issue of increasing sludge simultaneously.