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Connecticut environmental groups call for ban on fracking wastewater

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Connecticut may impose a ban on storing and recycling wastewater generated as a byproduct of natural gas operations if lawmakers decide to move ahead with a proposed bill.
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Bureau of reclamation grants $44.3 million to water system projects

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The grants will be used to support and finance projects including infrastructure upgrades, maintenance, restoration of aquatic habitats and improving water resiliency.
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Pennsylvania city reaps benefits from green infrastructure project

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Utilizing green infrastructure can provide a number of environmental and economic benefits and can prove to be a cost-effective solution to deal with stormwater.
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Report calls for stricter phosphorus pollution control at Lake Erie

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A U.S.-Canadian joint group has called for decisive measures to cut the phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie, warning of a serious problem with algae blooms putting water quality under threat.
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Levi Strauss introduces new industrial process using 100% recycled water

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The technology is currently applied in one of the company's major factories in southern China, where garments are bleached and stone washed to produce a specific look or feel.
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Texas city considers sewage recycling to fight drought

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Wichita Falls, Texas, is considering a radical new approach to deal with drought and water management issues that have caused concerns among residents and businesses recently.
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Los Angeles City Council approves fracking moratorium

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The Planning and Land Use Management Committee of Los Angeles has approved two motions that could lead to a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and other unconventional oil and gas extraction practices.
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Nutrient pollution in EU drops despite manufacturing output increase

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Most European countries have made significant progress in tackling nutrient pollution in water, even though industry output in many sectors that contribute to contamination has increased in recent years.
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Indian sewage treatment plant sector set for growth through 2018

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Changes are expected over the next few years that will improve the quality of municipal sewage treatment services in the country.
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EPA takes enforcement action against South Carolina water company

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken enforcement action against Utilities Inc. for failing to prevent at least 27 sewer overflows since the start of 2013.
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