Reducing Nitrate Contamination of Water with Wood Chips and Bacteria

By Mariah Davidson, Research Project Leader of Save the Water™ | September 13, 2016 Large amounts of water are used to produce crops in the United States. Farms are designed with drainage tiles to remove the excess water from the fields and keep crops from becoming waterlogged. However, when water is drained from the fields, […]

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Oysters Can Act as a Water Filtering Mechanism

Article courtesy of Staff of Ed Killer | April 7th, 2016 | TCPalm | Shared as educational material. Oysters now have a part time job. Oysters seem to be able to clean the water in estuaries that they live in. In fact, a mature oyster can filter fifty gallons of water a day. Volunteers have […]

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Tropical Plants May be the Solution for Some Water Issues

Article courtesy of Staff of Pollution Solutions | July 6th, 2016 | Pollution Solutions | Shared as educational material. For the past few centuries, the growing industrial prowess of the world has introduced new and more dangerous toxins, chemicals, and heavy metals into the many water sources the Earth has to offer. As time goes, […]

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Nanobots Present a New Way to Fight Water Pollution

Article courtesy of David Nield | April 12th, 2016 | Science Alert | Shared as educational material. New graphene based nanobotes may be an effective solution for marine pollution which is getting worse over the last few decades. Contaminants such as plastics and heavy metals present an obstacle to both marine life and the humans […]

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Microbots and Their Gift to Our Society

Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | May 19th, 2016 | Water Online | Shared as educational material. Recently, researchers from three nations–Germany, Singapore, and Spain–had published a report on some particular findings in the journal Nano Letters. The findings discussed the creation of “microbots” that have the capability to remove heavy metals and other contaminants […]

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Smart Beach Buoys Can Detect Bacteria

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 24, 2016 As the days get longer and the sun gets brighter, the word “summer” becomes more and more prevalent, and with the word “summer” comes to the word “beach.” The cool water, the soft sand, and the ocean air hold a certain allure […]

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New Study Shows Oxygen’s Potential for Containing Coal Ash Contamination

As coal continues to be a primary energy source in the United States, the question remains: how do we deal with all the toxic byproduct we get from burning it?

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Scrubbing Water Clean

Industry, pollution and the growing population together increasingly constitute both the demand for and scarcity of clean water. While river-fed sources are becoming less accessible, groundwater is also sinking deeper or getting contaminated.

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Source Water Contaminated? New Interactive EPA Map Will Let You Know

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released an online mapping tool—Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters—to provide the public, water system operators, state programs and federal agencies with information about the state of drinking water nationwide.

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Water Roadmap Release in Santa Monica

A county-wide initiative was launched Tuesday in Santa Monica, revealing the latest plan for on-site alternate water supplies. The event saw collaboration between being the City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, TreePeople, Heal the Bay, and Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Water Filtration Using Plant Xylem

This research demonstrates the potential of plant xylem to address the need for pathogen-free drinking water in developing countries and resource-limited settings.

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Source Apportionment and Risk Assessment of Emerging Contaminants: An Approach of Pharmaco-Signature in Water Systems

This paper presents a methodology based on multivariate data analysis for characterizing potential source contributions of emerging contaminants (ECs) detected in 26 river water samples across multi-scape regions during dry and wet seasons.

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