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NOAA: Algae blooms in Lake Erie on the decline

July 16, 2014
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects significant algae bloom in the western part of Lake Erie this summer, but predicts lower levels than last year and a dramatic decline from the 2011 peak.
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Chemical plant poses threat to Tennessee river, environmentalists warn

July 15, 2014
U.S. Nitrogen has announced plans to use water from Tennessee's Nolichucky River in its chemical plant to produce ammonium nitrate, which has raised concerns among local communities and environmental groups.
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Court ruling backs EPA reviews of mining companies' Clean Water Act permits

July 15, 2014
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has backed the efforts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut down on water pollution from mining operations.
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Demand for water recycling services on the rise

July 15, 2014
Water recycling and disposal companies are seeing great opportunities doing business with oil and gas companies in North America.
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North American fracking wastewater treatment market to reach $350 million in 2018

July 14, 2014
As oil and gas production in North America keeps rising, turning the country into the largest energy producer in the world, the industry seeks more opportunities to optimize and reduce its water use.
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Intersex fish found in Northeastern US watersheds

July 10, 2014
The discovery of intersex fish -- male fish carrying eggs -- has spurred concerns that Pennsylvania waterways may be contaminated by endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
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Texas city ready for water reuse project launch

July 10, 2014
The city of Wichita Falls, Texas, is ready to start its water reuse program any day now, as the Cypress Water Treatment Plant is fully prepared for the launch of the project.
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Global desalination equipment market to reach $15.3 billion by 2018

July 10, 2014
As demand for fresh water continues to rise all over the world, desalination turns into an increasingly appealing option for both municipal and industrial applications.
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Aging infrastructure remains key challenge for US water industry

July 10, 2014
Old infrastructure and need for capital are the main challenges that the U.S. water industry faces, according to a new report by consultancy WeiserMazars LLP.
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Texas county tests evaporative desalination technology

July 8, 2014
Loving County, Texas, is testing an innovative desalination plant that will transform brackish water into drinkable water, supplied to households in the town of Mentone.
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