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Fracking accounts for half of total water consumption in some Texas counties

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Oil and gas companies in Texas may face a severe shortage of water for their fracking operations if they continue to drill at current rates, according to a new report.
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New Hampshire wastewater treatment plant given EPA regional award

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The EPA Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award is given to publicly owned wastewater treatment plants to honor employees for their commitment to the highest quality water.
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Texas metal finishing company investigated for cadmium discharge

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has started an investigation into a company that allegedly discharged a toxic chemical into the wastewater system of Fort Worth, Texas.
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China to launch major water resources cleanup program

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The most populated country in the world has relatively small water reserves and the problem of water scarcity has become particularly pressing over the past few years.
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UN: Polluted water kills more people than all forms of violence

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Every year, two million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste make their way into global waterways and the resulting contamination kills at least 1.8 million children, according to the United Nations Environment Program.
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Wisconsin to expand list of water bodies under phosphorus pollution threat

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is planning to expand its list of bodies of water under threat of long-term harm due to excessive amounts of phosphorus, which fuels toxic algae growth.
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Southern Nevada water pipeline project challenged in court

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Two separate lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. District Court in Las Vegas in an attempt to halt the construction of a water pipeline that will carry water from rural Nevada to Las Vegas.
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Desalination becomes more viable in California as costs drop

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In an attempt to deal with the severe drought it has been experiencing, California is turning to desalination projects and is allocating millions of dollars to develop technologies that can turn ocean water into potable water.
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Canadian startup develops low-cost method for industrial wastewater treatment, reuse

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A Vancouver startup has closed a $5.6-million Series-A financing round that will help the company develop technology for reusing industrial wastewater.
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Scientists develop desalination method that also purifies water

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a method to desalinate sea water and purify it at the same time, removing bacteria and particulates from it.
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