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US solid waste recycling rates on the rise

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New data from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report reveals that 66.2 million tons of municipal solid waste were collected for recycling in 2011.
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Singapore signs water R&D agreement with EPA

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Singapore's national water agency PUB and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be working together on a series of water management issues.
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Veolia Water wins contract to build desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

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The new plant, due to come on stream in June 2015, will supply the Sadara petrochemical complex built by Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco in Jubail Industrial City II.
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San Diego water treatment plant wins prestigious 'Presidents Award'

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The City of San Diego’s Miramar Water Treatment Plant has received the prestigious Phase IV “Presidents Award” recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water.
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Study finds explosive gases in Pennsylvania drinking water

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A new study by Duke University in Durham, N.C., suggests that people whose homes are located near fracking sites are exposed to a higher risk of having their drinking water contaminated.
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Researchers develop new desalination method

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The team of scientists claim that the process eliminates the need for membranes by separating salt from water at the microscale.
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Alcoa-Ma'aden joint venture a boon for Saudi Arabia

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U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa and the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) announced that they have completed the first stage of their joint venture project.
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Growth potential for water and wastewater disinfection systems seen

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A new study emphasizes that companies will need sustainable solutions for more extensive water reuse, and that global revenues for these technologies should reach three billion dollars in 2019.
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Kenmore, N.Y., faulted in audit for wastewater treatment

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The Village of Kenmore, N.Y. was faulted for its wastewater treatment practices in an audit released by that state’s Comptroller’s Office. The report provides interesting insights into the wastewater treatment challenges faced by municipalities.
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Researcher points to natural gas wells as drinking water pollution source

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Elevated levels of methane and other stray gases have been found in drinking water near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania's gas-rich Marcellus shale region, according to new research.
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