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Researchers Develop Environmentally-Friendly Method of Removing Pharmaceuticals from Water

By Anna Bartels, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | May 5, 2017 The presence of pharmaceutical compounds in water supplies has been well documented for several decades, but the exact threat posed and recommended responses have been debated just as long. The health impact on humans and wildlife remains a concern for many scientists […]

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Washing Clothes May Release Hundreds of Thousands of Microfibers Into Wastewater

Microfibers and microplastics constitute a growing issue in water contamination, and washing clothes may contribute to the problem. By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | March 13, 2017 If there is one thing teenagers seem less than inclined to do, it’s doing the laundry. Akin to washing the dishes or other commonplace […]

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Understanding the 2016 Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (T.S.C.A)

Written by Swati Meshram, Ph.D., Frank Ramos The 1970s saw a growing awareness of large numbers of chemicals in food and consumer products. The awareness brought to light the concern about the toxicity of these unregulated and untested chemicals coming in contact with humans and the environment. Then the great idea came: let’s regulate and […]

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Lake Pollution By Selenium

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | March 16, 2017 At 1,100 acres, Sutton Lake is home to schools of largemouth bass, catfish and crappie. Unfortunately, the lake also contains high levels of selenium, as Duke University scientists at the Nicholas School of the Environment showed using results of a study in […]

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Desalination of Inland Underground Water May Prove Pivotal in Meeting Community Water Needs

Around the world and across the United States, usable water is growing scarcer. Underground water, along with conservation, can provide water for growing populations. Treatment, including desalination, could allow communities to access this largely untapped resource. By April Day, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | March 5, 2017 What is desalination? Desalination is the […]

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Water Man Provides Water to Animals in Tsavo West National Park

Article courtesy of Bruce Baigrie | February 16th, 2017 | news24 | Shared as educational material. In Kenya, a man named Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua is better known as “the water man.” He drives a water truck containing 3,000 gallons of fresh water to give to the animals at Tsavo West National Park. Some of the […]

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Cape Town Facing Crises Due to Lack of Preparedness for Drought

Article courtesy of Bruce Baigrie | February 16th, 2017 | news24 | Shared as educational material. Cape Town is facing a drought. Conservation restrictions have been imposed. But the water must be pumped to an expanding city with a growing population through a system that has a 15% leakage rate. Rain this year is missing […]

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Genesee County May Have to Rely on Detroit Water for More Time

Article courtesy of Paul Egan | February 16th, 2017 | Detroit Free Press | Shared as educational material. Genesee County, including Flint, Michigan, will have to stay on Detroit water longer than expected. Treating water at flint will cost $108 million. And it won’t be ready by October 1 of this year. So Flint has […]

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Subterranean Storage May Be Useful in Storing Floodwater

Article courtesy of John Upton | February 22nd, 2017 | Salon | Shared as educational material. Different communities in California are looking at capturing storm and floodwater and storing it underground. Terranova Ranch in Fresno County noted that subterranean storage can be built for a fraction of the cost of dams. Semitropic Water Storage District […]

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