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EPA funds 'citizen science' water quality checks in New York, New Jersey

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Grants of $25,000 have been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to community groups in New York and New Jersey to help monitor water pollution over the summer.
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Aluminum sulfate leading cause of sewer pipe corrosion, researchers find

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A water treatment additive is contributing to corrosion in Australian sewers, according to a paper published last week in the journal Science.
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Device uses sunlight to purify drinking water

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A new device called a water lens could help people in developing countries heat and disinfect polluted water, making it safe for drinking.
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Canadian team to study impact of shale gas development on water quality

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Scientists at the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) will examine surface water conditions in areas of New Brunswick with the highest potential for shale gas exploration.
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Kuwait looks to double power, desalination capacity

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Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity & Water is hoping to more than double the country's power generating and desalination capacity by 2017 to meet growing demand.
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World's largest water recycling facility to be built in Sydney, Australia

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A new water recycling facility to be built in Sydney, Australia, will be the largest of its kind in the world, according to Sydney Water.
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New Jersey water treatment plant to build higher floodwall

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has authorized $31.5 million in state financing to raise the existing floodwall at the Raritan Millstone Water Treatment Plant to withstand even a "500-year" flood.
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Maryland's plan to reduce water pollution gets EPA approval

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New pollution limits set by Maryland in an effort to improve water quality in the state's coastal bays have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Desalination, water purification research receives $1.4 million boost

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The Bureau's Desalination and Water Purification Program aims to confront imbalances between supply and demand in basins throughout the Western U.S. through the development of new advanced water treatment technologies.
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Delaware water quality project receives NFWF funding

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The town of Greenwood, Delaware, has commenced a restoration project at its park and two local industrial sites with the help of funding from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).
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