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Global Study of Lakes Enhances Understanding of Hydrological Cycle

We now have much more robust data available on the amount of water in lakes worldwide thanks to a comprehensive database created by researchers at McGill University in Montreal. The McGill scientists discovered the total shoreline of the world's lakes is more than...

Researchers Investigate Wastewater Reuse in Namibian Town

A multi-year project in Namibia, headed by scientists from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, is looking for the best way to upgrade wastewater stabilization pond systems so the water can be reused to irrigate animal fodder crops. Despite its simple aim, the...

Federal Grants Support Food Waste Solutions in Connecticut

Federal grants totaling $100,000 have been designated to help Connecticut meet federal, state, and local efforts to divert food from landfills while helping provide healthy food to the hungry, protecting the environment, and saving money for businesses and consumers....

EU Nations Amass Fines for Wastewater Treatment Shortcomings

The European Court of Justice is starting to assess fines against European Commission member states that fail to adequately collect and treat their wastewater. This includes rulings against Spain and Greece, and possibly, Ireland. Belgium, Portugal, and Luxembourg...

15 U.S. Corporations Pledge to Halve Food Waste by 2030

Fifteen United States-based corporations have openly pledged to cut food loss and waste in their operations 50 percent by 2030. This reduction aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which call for cutting "per capita global food waste at the...

European Wastewater Analysis Shows Drug-Use Patterns

Residents of London and Antwerp are using more cocaine than residents of any other major European cities based on a new examination of wastewater. Londoners are using cocaine the most during the work week -- which the study defines as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday...

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