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EPA issues progress report on fracking

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U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has provided an update to its long-term research on the potentially harmful effect that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has on drinking water.
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Robot turns human waste into electricity

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As scientists try to develop new and sustainable methods for creating power, news of innovative technologies being implemented is not scarce. This one, however, may raise a few eyebrows.
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Portland installs city’s first in-pipe hydroelectric system

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The city of Portland, Ore., is set to begin construction of the city’s first in-pipe hydropower renewable energy system.
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Pennsylvania communities receive EPA award for protecting drinking water

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday honored two Lancaster County, Pa., communities for protecting sources of drinking water used by more than 20,000 people.
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European Union to fund desalination plant in northeast Africa

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The European Union announced Wednesday it will pay €40.5 million to help fund a renewable energy and water desalination plant in the northeast African country of Djibouti to supply approximately 200,000 people.
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High levels of ancient brines found in Marcellus flowback

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Brine water that flows back from gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region after hydraulic fracturing is many times more salty than seawater, with high contents of various elements, including radium and barium.
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New filtration method combines enzymes, bacteria

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Using enzymes and bacteria as separate methods for water filtration is not new to the industry but a combination of both is an innovation.
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Georgia wastewater plant expansion begins

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WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Work on the expansion of Sandy Run Wastewater Treatment Plant in Warner Robins, Ga., was launched on December 5, Macon.com has reported.


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N.J. American Water briefs Senate on company’s hurricane response

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VOORHEES, N.J. — Lessons learned by New Jersey American Water during Hurricane Irene last year helped the company to prepare, respond to and quickly recover when Hurricane Sandy hit the state last month.


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Global water services industry to double revenues by 2020, report says

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The global water services industry is set to double to $1 trillion in annual revenues by 2020 as companies address the growing problem of water scarcity, according to a new BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research report.


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