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Why Is Municipal Waste-to-Energy Stalling in the U.S.?

Although waste-to-energy is a proven technology with the potential to generate electricity from items that would typically be discarded, new data from the United States shows it's not being adopted. Municipalities consider power generation as a secondary benefit to...

Beavers Play Role in Removing Nitrogen from Surface Water

The beaver is a North American mammal that lives on rivers and streams and is well known for the dams and lodges it builds on them. These herbivores may be known for their building skills, but researchers say their structures and even their presence help remove...

Denmark Policies Balance Water Quality, Food Demand

Nations struggling with surface water pollution from agricultural runoff may find a solution in policies enacted by Denmark to balance its food production needs with water quality. To achieve that equilibrium, the nation requires that farmers who receive government...

Northeast Retail Chain Opens Waste-to-Energy Facility

The push toward greener energy and sustainable corporate operations is encouraging executives to adopt waste-to-energy solutions, both to divert waste from landfills and become a net producer of energy. One such example is Stop & Shop, a New England-based retail...

A Very Brief History of Lead in Water Supplies

Lead has been present in water since the invention of plumbing. If this claim seems like hyperbole, consider that the symbol for lead is Pb -- from the Latin word "plumbum." Lead, a naturally occurring metal, has been used throughout history, and was long a material...

How Is Lead Removed From the Water Supply?

There are a lot of questions being asked nowadays about lead contamination in water, including how lead is removed from water. In most cases, lead is not present in the water source. When lead is present, water treatment may remove it and other contaminants, but...

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