Water contaminated with arsenic threatens millions of people around the world. German researchers have developed a biosensor test for arsenic that can quickly, safely and cheaply determine if water is safe to drink.
Microplastics aren't just fouling the world's oceans - invisible plastic fibers are polluting drinking water tapped by millions of people. Where do these fibers come from, and how bad are they for human health?
When residents of a low-income housing project in South Los Angeles turn on their faucets, the water runs black, brown and yellow. Now they're fighting for the right to clean drinking water.
Hepatitis attacks the liver and in the worst case can result in cirrhosis or liver carcinoma. But not all forms of Hepatitis are alike.
Southern Europe and western parts of Canada and the US have been devastated by wildfires this year. And they're not the only ones - it seems like much of the world is ablaze right now. And this could be the new normal.
Researchers have uncovered a weakness in the system used to secure Wi-Fi networks that could allow hackers to access data including passwords and emails. Experts have warned the flaw could leave millions vulnerable.
The latest European Sentinel satellite went into orbit after taking off from Russia. It will provide data to help emergency services manage their response to natural disasters.
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass mighty close by our planet this Thursday. A direct hit would cause untold destruction. So, are we really prepared for such an event?
Researchers from a Swiss university have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before conception. The findings are worrying for residents of the oil-rich Niger Delta.
Pollution is deadly — and bad for the economy. So why does the environment continue to be abused and neglected?
Ants are known by turns as tiny industrious creatures, pests, and amazing team workers. But a new study shows they are also quite the little funeral directors.
On this week's eco@africa, we sip green wine in South Africa, learn how soda cans can be turned into cooking pots and see how a group is trying to protect the world's last three white rhinos.
German consulates are contracting out more and more visa application services, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed. Critics fear that the practice could increase the risk of data leaks — and the temptation to corruption.
G7 countries and leading technology companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter have agreed to work together to combat online terror propaganda. The accord is aimed at blocking jihadi content online.
The bloc's anti-trust officials have searched the offices of the premium carmaker this week in a probe investigating BMW and four other German automobile firms for suspected anti-competitive practices.
Catalans have started withdrawing 150 or 160 euros ($188) from banks that have moved their headquarters. The action is in reference to Article 155 of the Spanish constitution which allows for taking control of Catalonia.
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