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Spain's FCC Aqualia to build water treatment plants in Serbia, Kosovo

Spanish water management company FCC Aqualia has extended its international business portfolio to include Serbia and Kosovo in Southeastern Europe and also signed a new wastewater agreement in its home market.
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Coalition sues EPA in bid to make fracking emissions public

A coalition of nine environmental and open-government organizations is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a bid to change the rules on which companies must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants.
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Small-scale gold mining linked to high mercury levels downstream

Small-scale gold mining operations in Peru are creating hazardous levels of mercury hundreds of miles downstream, posing health risks to communities far away from the mining sites.
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Oil sands development not polluting Athabasca Delta, sampling shows

Scientists at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University have come up with a way to accurately determine the pre-industrial baseline levels of metals in river sediment downstream of Alberta's oil sands development.
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Demand growing for water treatment systems in India

New opportunities are emerging in India's water and wastewater sector, according a recent analysis by Frost & Sullivan.
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Arkansas city agrees to cut sewage discharges

The city of Fort Smith, Arkansas, has agreed to upgrade its sewer collection and treatment system to reduce discharges of raw sewage into local waterways.
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New plastic recycling process uses no water

Mexican company Ak Inovex has developed a new process for recycling all types of plastics without the use of water.
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Prototype plant in Mexico produces bioethanol from corn waste

Scientists in Mexico have developed a method for turning food industry waste into bioethanol.
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Stream restoration protects drinking water supply in New York City

The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program has announced the completion of two projects that will help ensure high quality drinking water for people living and working in New York City.
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Panasonic uses sunlight, photocatalysts to create drinkable water

Panasonic has unveiled new water purification technology that uses photocatalysts and the UV rays from sunlight to produce drinkable water.
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