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Pharmaceuticals, personal care products detected in Lake Michigan

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The waters of Lake Michigan are contaminated with prescription drugs and personal care products at higher levels that can be considered safe for the environment, new research published in the journal Chemosphere has warned.
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Stanford researchers create 'microbial battery' to capture electricity in wastewater

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Scientists at Stanford University have developed an innovative method for capturing energy in a special type of microbe in wastewater and using it to generate power.
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EPA proposes new rule to clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule that would put an end to confusion over which waters are subject to Clean Water Act protection.
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Fracking wastewater spills may put Colorado's water supplies at risk

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While communities in north-central Colorado are still trying to come to terms with the devastation after the massive floods caused by heavy rain over the past week, another cause for concern has emerged.
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Deadly amoeba found in Louisiana parish water supply kills boy

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A deadly parasite that can severely affect the brain if inhaled has been found in the drinking water supply system in St Bernard Parish, La., after the death of a four-year-old boy.
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New technology converts biosolids into hydrogen for electricity production

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New technology that converts wastewater biosolids into hydrogen gas is going to be demonstrated in a $1.75 million project developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Miami-based Chemergy Inc.
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Desalination plants to become more common in UK, study predicts

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The Institution of Chemical Engineers is predicting that desalination plants could become more common on UK coastlines and estuaries by 2050 as population growth and the effects of climate change places increasing pressure on water supplies.
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Colorado business leaders propose measures to deal with water shortage

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A new report published by business organization Environmental Entrepreneurs warns of the effect of climate change on Colorado's water supply and states that there is an increasing gap between the state's water supply and demand.
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Report predicts global membrane wastewater treatment market to reach $3 billion in 2021

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Globally, demand for membrane wastewater treatment technologies is growing as more public sector projects require their use and tighter water resources control regulations call for water reuse.
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New Orleans presents $6.2 billion Urban Water Plan

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Greater New Orleans, Inc. is to focus on resolving some of the most pressing issues in the area's water management system, concentrating on problems like street flooding, potholes and infrastructure, city officials stated when presenting the new Urban Water Plan last week.
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