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Wisconsin to expand list of water bodies under phosphorus pollution threat

February 20, 2014
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is planning to expand its list of bodies of water under threat of long-term harm due to excessive amounts of phosphorus, which fuels toxic algae growth.
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Southern Nevada water pipeline project challenged in court

February 20, 2014
Two separate lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. District Court in Las Vegas in an attempt to halt the construction of a water pipeline that will carry water from rural Nevada to Las Vegas.
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Desalination becomes more viable in California as costs drop

February 20, 2014
In an attempt to deal with the severe drought it has been experiencing, California is turning to desalination projects and is allocating millions of dollars to develop technologies that can turn ocean water into potable water.
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Canadian startup develops low-cost method for industrial wastewater treatment, reuse

February 19, 2014
A Vancouver startup has closed a $5.6-million Series-A financing round that will help the company develop technology for reusing industrial wastewater.
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Scientists develop desalination method that also purifies water

February 18, 2014
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a method to desalinate sea water and purify it at the same time, removing bacteria and particulates from it.
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Demand for consumer water treatment systems to register double-digit growth through 2017

February 18, 2014
The global market for consumer water treatment systems is set for annual double-digit growth over the next four years.
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California faces severe water crisis

February 18, 2014
California is in the midst of a serious drought problem and farmers and small businesses are likely to take the heaviest blow.
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Filtration plant operator sued for polluting Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay

February 18, 2014
A coalition of environmental protection groups has launched a lawsuit in a federal court against the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for violations of the Clean Water Act, accusing it of polluting the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.
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Beijing to develop water reclamation projects to reduce freshwater consumption

February 13, 2014
The Beijing Water Authority has set out a plan to start the construction of 16 new water reclamation plants over the course of this year.
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New coal-related incident in West Virginia raises water safety questions

February 13, 2014
Officials from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said that there had been a significant spill from the Kanawha Eagle Prep processing facility near Winifrede.
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