Rotten river: life on one of the world’s most polluted waterways – photo essay

Indonesia’s Citarum is relied upon by millions, but decades of pollution have choked it with chemicals…

Bottle-fed babies most at risk as study shows high lead exposure in US water

Researchers say Black infants may be more at risk while about 80% of homes had detectable…

Anger as Environment Agency executive takes job at Southern Water

Critics say move an example of ‘cosy relationship’ between industry and regulatorOne of the most senior…

Meet the bee brokers: 'You never stop learning about bees, they're just incredible'

While Covid confines humans to their homes, insects are chauffeured around the country in Australia’s largest…

‘It’s a silent killer’: fears of legionella grow amid pandemic

Legionella in water is sickening and sometimes killing Americans, with the current reopening of buildings prompting…

How Honduras became one of the most dangerous countries to defend natural resources

The Guapinol community, on the country’s north coast, has become militarized in an effort to defend…

River pollution leads to Welsh demand for halt to intensive chicken farms

‘Pea soup’ algal blooms in River Wye cited as example of damage to habitats as coalition…

Water firms in England criticised over rising environmental pollution

Environment Agency says pollution from nine companies at worst level in five yearsWater companies in England…

Robots and magnetic soap: scientists rethink oil spill clean-ups

Incidents such as tanker stranding in Mauritius stress need for quick and effective solutionsSpecial sponges, magnetic…

How clean are England's rivers? The latest report makes for uncomfortable reading | Rachel Salvidge

If you’ve been wild swimming this summer it’s worrying to discover that all water bodies are…