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Climate change, pollution and overexploitation of industry jeopardize the world’s water supply


Climate change, pollution and overexploitation of industry jeopardize the world’s water supply

  • A new report warns of dwindling freshwater supplies and pollution of oceans, lakes and rivers around the world.
  • Industries that use water irresponsibly or flood it with pollution are a major factor.
  • Humans have long acted as if water were unlimited, notes an expert, but now they must value it more.

What is water worth?

For a person, it is invaluable, essential for survival.

But for industries around the world, water is deeply undervalued, leading to irresponsible use and pollution that can harm humans and animals, according to a report released this week by non-profit organization Ceres. Boston-based nonprofit focused on sustainability.

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