Bolivia’s lake of plastic: Even waterways high in the Andes cannot escape the scourge of pollution

A Bolivian lake that was once an oasis of natural beauty full of thriving wildlife has become a waterless basin full of plastic waste. Lake Uru Uru in western Bolivia is covered in mountains of rubbish including plastic bottles and other man-made garbage for as far as the eye can see. The piles of rubbish … Read more

Prozac is finding its way into waterways and turning fish into ZOMBIES, study reveals

Prozac that finds its way into waterways could be wiping out fish’s personality, according to a new study out of Australia. More than 250 million antidepressant prescriptions are filled in the US every year, including 20 million for Prozac, known generically as fluoxetine. Traces of the drug typically get into the water when people go … Read more

I’m A Celebrity: Shane Richie crawls through a sewer with Hollie Arnold for Wicked Waterways trial

He was left seething when he was informed that he would face his third consecutive trial on Wednesday. And Shane Richie was seen spluttering in disgust as he and Hollie Arnold took on the Wicked Waterways trial, due to air on Thursday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! The EastEnders star, … Read more

Antiobiotics in our waterways puts millions in danger by increasing resistance to the drugs,

Antibiotics in rivers ‘risks lives’: High levels in our waterways puts millions in danger by increasing resistance to the drugs, research suggests NHS website warns overuse of antibiotics can lead to emergence of ‘superbugs’  Around 70 per cent of antibiotics we take up end up in the natural environment Drugs then interact with bacteria in … Read more