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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...

New Interactive Map Visualizes 60 Years of USGS Water Data

The United States Geologic Survey, which has been collecting water data for more than six decades, recently combined data from 1950 to 2010 in an interactive water-use map. The USGS National Water-Use Science project map visualization lets you choose a year and water...

Reports: Rural U.S. Drinking Water Must Be Protected

State and federal officials must act to safeguard drinking water supplies throughout the United States, particularly in rural areas and small towns, according to investigative reports published in December 2016. Lead contamination may be affecting 4 million or more...

Pilot Projects Provide Insights on Potable Water Reuse

Recycling wastewater is becoming more and more important, but it's rarely consumed directly. What's more common is direct potable reuse, a process in which wastewater is treated to drinkable standards. Instead of being injected into an aquifer or an environmental...

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,...

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