Sustainable Solutions to Pharmaceutical Waste in our Water

In major industrial countries, there are certain assumptions we make about the resources we rely on — that we can always count on electricity, that there will be food at the store and that the water we drink is both safe and clean. However, that may not always be the case. Water purification technology is…

Ganges: sewers could be making water quality of India’s great river worse

David Milledge, Newcastle University and Josh Bunce, Newcastle University The Ganges is a lifeline for millions of people who live within its catchment as a source of water, transport and food. During the Hindu pilgrimage known as Kumbh Mela the Ganges plays host to the largest human gathering on Earth as 120m people arrive to…

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Traces of 29 pharmaceutical drugs in rivers in UK

Antidepressants, antibiotics, and medicines were involved in the compounds found, which are used to treat epilepsy and diabetes. In a study conducted by the York University team, it was found that the traces of these compounds were very low in the rivers Ouse and Foss. However, there were some talks on the long-term implications of…

River Ganges, Varanasi

Cleaning the Maily Rivers of India

Rivers are guides to civilizations and in being so have reverent appeal in almost all religious scriptures of India. With the advent of industrialization, natural resources are depleted at more than ever increasing rates, with rivers bearing the brunt of every outlet there is; from factory waste to sewage and even agricultural run-offs. Therefore, the…

What We Can Learn From the Flint River Crisis

As of Jan 16, Flint, Michigan, is in a national state of emergency due to contaminated water. The problem is that it’s only now happened. The government, in many ways, failed the citizens of Flint. Their water has been contaminated, their requests for assistance were largely ignored and, to add salt to the wound, the…

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Insight into the World of Detergents

The timeline of production of synthetic detergent dates back to the time of World War-I, when there was an acute shortage of the essential ingredients of soap i.e. animal fats and vegetable oil, it was then that in Germany, synthetic detergent was developed for the first time. The advantage of using synthetic detergent was that…

The Yamuna is DYING, why DELHIITES need to be concerned…

According to the findings of a project undertaken by TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) the Yamuna is reeling under the enormous pollution levels and this is affecting the food chain. “During the monsoon season, the river water floods the land and contaminates reach the soil. The vegetables growing in this soil absorb the contaminants….