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EPA Assessing Wastewater Nutrient Pollution

Nutrient pollution of waterways is the "single greatest challenge to our nation's water quality," according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Across the U.S., excess nitrogen and phosphorus are entering waterways, presenting seemingly constant...

Researchers Date Ancient Water Deep Beneath Earth’s Surface

When a pocket of ancient water was discovered deep beneath the Earth in 2013, a team of Canadian researchers estimated it to be roughly 1.5 billion years old. At the same site, they discovered a deeper pocket of water estimated to be at least 2 billion years old,...

Ground-Breaking Energy-Neutral Water Treatment Plant Goes Online

A newly upgraded water and wastewater treatment facility in Denmark is reportedly the first energy-neutral facility of its kind in the world. Through 3.19 million euros in upgrades, the Marselisborg Wastewater Treatment Plant has been able to optimize a range of...

Growing Syrian Water Shortage Affects 4 Million in War-Torn Damascus

Although civil war has affected millions across Syria, the latest crisis facing the nation's capital is a lack of water. As late 2016 turned into a new year, it seemed unlikely the situation could be resolved. As of January 3, approximately 4 million residents of...

EU Working to End Food Waste

With food waste across Europe reaching almost 88 million tons each year, at a cost of 143 billion euros, legislators are keen to put an end to such losses and waste. The European Commission has launched the European Union Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste to...

Addressing Food Waste Through Anaerobic Digestion

Food waste continues to be a problem worldwide, even with more and more attention being paid to reducing spoilage and to salvaging edible foods for redistribution or reuse. One approach to the problem is diverting inedible organic matter from landfills and treating it...

What Is Hexavalent Chromium?

Hexavalent chromium, a toxic compound sometimes found in water, is a carcinogenic form of the metal chromium in an oxidation state. It's also known as chromium-6 or Cr(VI). It's both odorless and tasteless, and it can be found naturally in rocks, soil, and plants....

Municipalities Moving Toward Anaerobic Digestion

Although local governments often hesitate to experiment with technologies on the taxpayers' dime, several cities are venturing forward into using anaerobic digestion for diverting waste and producing energy. Many of these efforts are the result of creative...

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