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Scientist develops method for producing electricity from wastewater

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Dealing with challenges of any kind often requires thinking outside the box. Such an approach can be very useful when trying to figure out ways to tackle the global issue of energy resources and sustainability.
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State of Washington grants funding to 72 clean water projects

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The Washington Department of Ecology has announced plans to put a higher priority on water management and to focus on clean water supply in the state.
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US Water Prize winners announced

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The U.S. Water Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of water-sustainability issues, announced the winners of its 2013 U.S. Water Prize in a ceremony today in Washington, D.C.
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Squirrel blamed for power outage at Tampa water treatment plant

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A squirrel or other animal may be responsible for a power outage at a Tampa, Fla., water treatment plant that prompted the city to issue a 48-hour boil water notice Friday afternoon.
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Penn State scientist calls for focus on groundwater

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While most people recognize clean water and air as key aspects of environmental balance and maintaining natural habitats, a large proportion of them fail to notice the importance of what lies beneath their feet.
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EPA fines Mississippi city for sewage overflows

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is fining the city of Starkville, Miss., over sanitary sewer overflows in the public collection system that occurred over a five-year period.
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Demand for water treatment membrane technologies expected to rise

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According to a new analysis, the global market is increasingly opening up to membrane technology as an effective means to produce high-quality effluent.
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Kansas refinery fined more than $2 million for oil spill

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Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing has agreed to pay a $556,244 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its facility in Coffeyville, Kan., and $1.7 million for reimbursement of federal response costs.
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US water and sewage systems in dire need of infrastructure improvement

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U.S. President Barack Obama's call for more public-private partnerships could be interpreted as a signal for companies to invest in deteriorating water and sewage infrastructure.
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Oregon fines food firm for illegal wastewater discharge

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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has slapped a $9,600 fine on Norpac Foods, Inc. for breaching wastewater discharging requirements at its food processing facility in Stayton.
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