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Streams Polluted By Pharmaceutical Waste
2013-04-01 20:45:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote in the journal Ecological Applications that pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are disrupting streams. The latest research highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the need for more research into environmental impacts. "Pharmaceutical pollution is now detected in waters throughout the world. Causes include aging infrastructure, sewage overflows, and agricultural runoff," said...

2013-03-26 20:08:15

A newly developed membrane used to separate waste from water could become key in the treatment of pollutants ranging from acid mine drainage to oil-containing wastewater, as well as in processes ranging from desalination to kidney dialysis. The research was published in Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) on Friday, 22 March, coinciding with World Water Day and falling within South Africa's National Water Week. The technology — which was developed by a team of researchers...

2013-02-19 23:03:59

Eureka Resources will construct a second wastewater treatment facility in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale to address the growing need for water treatment, recycling and water reuse by oil and gas companies that are drilling and producing in the region. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 Eureka Resources, LLC, has announced the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility to serve oil and gas producers involved in Marcellus Shale drilling. This will be the company´s...

2012-12-06 05:01:04

The town of Villalba de los Barros in Spain is innovating wastewater treatment using using bacterial injections in its sewer system. This process employs the sewer pipes underground to do work prior to the wastewater treatment plant resulting in significant benefits to the town, environment and treatment plant. Villalba de Los Barros, Badajoz, Extremadura Spain (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 Villalba de los Barros, a small municipality located in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain uses...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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