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Isis sugar mill plans to use wastewater to grow algae for human food and fuel

While you might recognise algae growing in your fish tank or floating on a lake, it can be transformed into a human food source that can also power your car, and it doesn't compete for space with crops.
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Maryland shifts Chesapeake Bay cleanup strategy

New research shows a need to focus mostly on many diffuse sources of pollution rather than single large sources such as wastewater treatment plants.

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Crud-to-crude: The global potential of biofuels made from human waste

Creating liquid biofuels from human waste shows promise as a way to meet one of alternative energy’s greatest challenges: reducing the transportation sector’s heavy carbon footprint. The good news is there is a steady supply stream where waste is treated.

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From waste to clean water: Tiny carbon particles can do the job

Many futuristic novels and films have explored what the world might look like without water. But water scarcity isn’t a problem for the far-off future: it’s already here.

EPA watchdog to probe Jackson, Miss., water crisis

EPA watchdog to probe Jackson, Miss., water crisis

This isn’t the first time a water-related emergency in a majority-Black city has landed on the agency inspector general's radar.
Huron River hexavalent chromium
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Huron River testing does not detect hexavalent chromium after spill

No-contact recommendation remains in effect as continued testing takes place along the river and within the Wixom wastewater treatment facility.
From mountaintops to ocean bottoms, scientists are discovering just how pervasive plastic is

From mountaintops to ocean bottoms, scientists are discovering just how pervasive plastic is

International attention has homed in on the problem of plastic pollution, which is only growing worse as plastic doesn’t decompose but degrades into smaller pieces that will remain in the environment for thousands of years. Where is this stuff coming from?