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You May Be Drinking Wastewater Without Knowing It
2012-01-13 13:06:41

According to a report by the National Research Council (NRC), more Americans are drinking recycled wastewater, whether they are aware of it or not.

2012-01-10 23:27:19

With recent advances in technology and design, treating municipal wastewater and reusing it for drinking water, irrigation, industry, and other applications could significantly increase the nation's total available water resources, particularly in coastal areas facing water shortages, says a new report from the National Research Council.

2012-01-02 08:00:00

The Social Network Life-Sciences.net features the latest scientific publications in the Environmental Sciences.

Washing Machines A Source Of Potentially Harmful Ocean Microplastic Pollution
2011-12-22 05:21:54

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) award-winning “Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions” podcast series discusses the discovery that household washing machines seem to be a major source of so-called “microplastic” pollution.

2011-12-21 14:36:11

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series discusses the discovery that household washing machines seem to be a major source of so-called "microplastic" pollution -- bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than the head of a pin -- that researchers now have detected on ocean shorelines worldwide.

2011-11-21 10:50:14

Calcinor GROUP, Neiker-Tecnalia and Gaiker-IK4, develop a system for reuse, with health guarantees, sludge from wastewater.

2011-11-14 23:43:57

A new University of Minnesota study reveals that the release of treated municipal wastewater – even wastewater treated by the highest-quality treatment technology – can have a significant effect on the quantities of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, often referred to as "superbacteria," in surface waters.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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