Hanoi has a problem with arsenic. Now it’s entered the water system. Words and photos by Nick Ross
Nothing gets a headline like a health crisis. After a study made international headlines in 2013, Katie Jacobs followed up with the author to see how the apocalypse is coming along.
The rise in people getting asthma may not just be due to air pollution. As Nick Ross discovers, it may be something to do with the water. Photos by Kyle Phanroy and Nick Ross
“If you are an outsider looking in at urban surface water you can see two main things. One is the production of water — getting it out of the river and making it clean — and the second part is the distribution through a network of pipes to customers.”
Rapid extraction has increased concentrations of toxic chemicals in groundwater throughout the Red River Delta in the past decade, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Rob Kidnie is a man on a mission and is about to set off on an epic journey down the Mekong River. After eight years of chasing wind and waves around Asia, this surfer is primed for a new challenge, all in the name of raising awareness about a pressing environmental issue.