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Exxon Mobil on trial for water contamination in New Hampshire

The state of New Hampshire claims that Exxon Mobil knew the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) was contaminating drinking water and did not alert the public.
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Desalination increasingly popular solution to water shortage problem

Desalination projects are becoming increasingly common globally, as drinkable water reserves are getting scarce and the population increases, causing the demand for clean water to rise accordingly.
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Scientist develops method for producing electricity from wastewater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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