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Southern Company awards $1.8 million in grants to support urban watershed restoration

Atlanta-based energy company Southern Company, along with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to 53 organization to encourage environmental stewardship and community partnerships and to protect vital habitats.
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Drinking water safe after fuel oil spill in Ohio River

Power company Duke Energy reported that the incident occurred during a routine transfer of fuel oil at its W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati.
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EPA funds 'citizen science' water quality checks in New York, New Jersey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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