• South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s tainted drinking water

Greenpeace East Asia recently revealed that the largest drinking water reservoirs in FreshWater Watch location, Hong Kong, are showing a sharp increase in perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), carcinogenics used in industrial products.

  • Nathan Robinson with a sea turtle

Do you know where your plastic litter ends up? Choking sea turtles…

An Earthwatch scientist has captured the threat that plastic pollution poses to marine life.

Climate Change Increases Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Waterbodies

Recent research from Sweden shows that lakes in the near-Arctic are emitting as much carbon dioxide (CO2) as those in warmer regions. This finding means that globally, lakes emit a quarter of the total CO2 released by burning fossil fuels and are considered to compensate for the uptake of CO2 by the world’s oceans.

  • Maryam Terkuma, 28, by her family toilet in Oryua Nyam, Nigeria. WaterAid has worked with local partners to deliver a water point and latrines in Maryam’s community with the support of the HSBC Water Programme. Credit: WaterAid/Andrew Esiebo

Why a toilet is so important

In celebration of World Toilet Day 2015, Earthwatch's partners in the HSBC Water Programme, WaterAid, have guestblogged to tell us about the importance of toilets and sanitation. 

 

  • FreshWater Watchers carrying out citizen science

FreshWater Watch Study Finds Citizen Scientists are Key to Identifying Harmful Algal Blooms

FreshWater Watch scientists have published a study that demonstrates how citizen scientists can play a key role in monitoring algal blooms and their causes. 

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