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Category: Water Quality :: Water Treatment
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Color coordinating: How urban green infrastructure can build resilience 10.9.2019
We need to promote natural “green” infrastructure such as forests, wetlands, and urban green spaces that can reduce risks from natural disasters.
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UN: Don't worry about drinking microplastics in water 22.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and health.
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Scientists discover it’s “raining plastic” from metro Denver to high in Rocky Mountain National Park 16.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Scientists testing rainwater around metro Denver and high in the Front Range mountains found microscopic bits of colored plastic in more than 90% of their samples -- adding to growing evidence that plastics have contaminated the planet far more deeply than people can see.
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Alarmed by dense wildfire smoke, Californians are snapping up home air purifiers 5.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Alarmed by dense smoke, shoppers are snapping up portable air purifiers and breathing masks in staggering numbers.

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Emily Landsburg on investing in infrastructure projects to help circular economy 5.8.2019 Small Business |
Ultra Capital provides private equity to commercially proven but new technology used in small-scale infrastructure projects.
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Pentair's Phil Rolchigo on using technology to achieve water circularity 5.8.2019 Energy & Climate |
Pentair helps companies manage and minimize their water footprints at the beginning of new projects.
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A new old way to combat toxic algae: Float them up, then skim them off 29.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Massive blooms of blue-green algae are choking Florida's waterways. On Lake Okeechobee, the Army Corps of Engineers is testing methods based on wastewater treatment to remove the green slime.
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Packing an emergency kit? Think about using your camping gear 12.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Are you organizing an emergency preparedness kit after the recent series of shakers? You should be.

But before you run out to buy pre-made go-bags, which are flying off the shelves at local outdoors stores right now, think about creating your own by re-purposing some of your outdoor gear.


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Denver Water proposing $500 million solution to lead pipes 1.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
Denver Water will propose the removal of lead service pipes from homes across the metro area, an action rarely seen in the United States that could cost roughly $500 million and take 15 years.
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Fee on water bills to increase next year 17.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's part of an effort to address the rising costs of providing safe drinking water. The fee increase from $6.36 to $9.72 per connection takes effect on Jan. 1.
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Church of Scientology Defends Hosting Fun Day Event at Site of Murder 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Local community expressed shock that religious group holding event where 24-year-old was allegedly murdered by teenager in January.
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Opponents of FirstEnergy bailout outnumber supporters 73-2. Here’s what they’re saying. 14.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Opponents of FirstEnergy bailout outnumber supporters 73-2. Here’s what they’re saying.
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Coca-Cola bottler experiments with turning emissions into effervescence 6.5.2019 Energy & Climate |
Pilot project in Switzerland aims to establish a viable market for captured carbon.
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Feasting and fasting: The meaning of the rituals of Ramadan 2.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Fasting is a ritual practiced by all religions.

For Christians, it happens during Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter when many abstain from eating foods of their choosing to emulate the time Christ spent in the Judean desert. For Muslims the daily fast during the month of Ramadan is more about...

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After inmate dies of Legionnaires', Stockton prison works to kill bacteria 25.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California state officials have initiated a chlorine water treatment to clear out deadly bacteria that are the source of Legionnaires’ disease from several facilities in the Central Valley.

The measure is part of a larger investigation into the source of two confirmed cases of the disease at a...

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In Venezuela, life has gone from bad to worse. And the world has quit noticing 21.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In recent weeks, the people calling in to my morning radio show in the Venezuelan town of Trujillo have asked questions I just can’t answer: "When will the power be back?" "Where can we get clean water?" "How long will we have to deal with this situation?"

Things have been hard for years here,...

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Debunking Myths: 5 Things to Know About Green Infrastructure 21.3.2019 WRI Stories
Debunking Myths: 5 Things to Know About Green Infrastructure Comments|Add Comment|PrintGreen infrastructure like healthy forests, wetlands and coral reefs can cheaply and effectively enhance the performance of traditional built, or “gray infrastructure.” Photo by Marizilda Cruppe/Flickr More than 600 million people lack clean drinking water. Drought affects more than 35 million every year. And by 2050, 1.3 billion people will live in flood-prone areas. Most people think that building dams,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Mining Companies Polluted Western Waters. Now Taxpayers Have to Pay for the Clean Up. 18.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity. The remnants of an abandoned gold and silver mine scar the Little Rocky Mountains just south of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana, bleeding polluted orange water into streams that meander through the reservation. Warren Morin remembers drinking the once-pristine water while he was […]
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In Morris and other cities, solving a salty problem in municipal water 12.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The latest culprit in Minnesota's battles against water pollution might be lurking in your basement.
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At landmark Vatican summit, Pope Francis demands bishops act to stop sex abuse 22.2.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Pope Francis warned bishops he wants “concrete measures” to stamp out sex abuse in the church on the first day of a groundbreaking Vatican summit where he handed out 21 proposals for cracking down on predator priests.

Addressing 190 cardinals, bishops, priests, monks and nuns at the start of the...

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