UK Ban on Microplastics May Be First Step to Comprehensive Plan

Article courtesy of Press Association | February 8th, 2017 | The Guardian | Shared as educational material. The United Kingdom is considering banning microplastics, which are tiny plastics no more than 5mm in diameter. Marine life can eat microplastics, which already number in the trillions in the sea. Microplastics can harm fish and crustaceans. Environmental […]

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Hyderabad’s Water Problems to Get Worse as Summer Creeps Closer

Article courtesy of Sunil Mungarai | February 11th, 2017 | Times of India | Shared as educational material. In Hyderabad, India, water problems are expected to get worse by summer. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) planned to lay pipelines to construct service reservoirs and to construct distribution networks, but these plans have been delayed. These […]

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Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes Just One Example of Nonpoint Source Pollution

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | January 28, 2017 Plastic pollution plagues the Great Lakes region and is just one example of the difficulty in addressing the source instead of the symptoms. One of the most important aspects in treating water contamination is determining and targeting the source. As author Frank […]

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GPS Devices Installed into Water Tankers to Ensure Safe Water

Article courtesy of TC Sreemoli | February 11th, 2017 | Times of India | Shared as educational material. The district disaster management cell in Ernakulam, India, has decided to install GPS devices into hundreds of water tankers to ensure that the tankers do not collect contaminated water. More than 300 water tankers distribute water in […]

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Primer is Being Developed to Detect Arsenic Contamination

Article courtesy of Utah State University | February 10th, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. A team of researchers at Utah State University College of Engineering developed a new primer that will detect genes in bacteria that convert arsenic into a toxic form that contaminates groundwater. Arsenic contamination is a huge, worldwide […]

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Water System Efficacy Tested in Sustainable Buildings

Article courtesy of University of Pittsburgh | February 2nd, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. There are few studies of water systems in sustainable buildings. A new study at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes changes that. The system treats all non-potable water onsite. The study, which is the first of its kind, […]

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Feedback on Water Use Could Lead to Conservation Efforts

Article courtesy of University of Bonn | February 8th, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. A recent study conducted in Switzerland shows that real-time feedback can lead to resource-related behavioral changes, in other words, saving water. Researchers from the University of Bonn, ETH Zürich, and the University of Bamberg studied a total […]

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Chemical Indulin Found in Waters of Corpus Christi, Texas

Article courtesy of Erik Ortiz | December 17th, 2016 | NBC News | Shared as educational material. In Corpus Christi, Texas, an industrial chemical leak at an asphalt plant led to widespread fear of water contamination. There were four unconfirmed reports of systems related to water contamination. City water towers were flushed out to ensure […]

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Louisiana Water is so Polluted that Pastors Suspend Baptisms

Article courtesy of Charles Pierce | January 6th, 2017 | Esquire | Shared as educational material. St. Joseph in northern Louisiana has been exposed to contaminated water. Poor people must go to other local communities to do laundry because the water is so discolored. One pastor has suspended baptisms because he feels the water is […]

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Dallas Independent School District Takes Steps to Decrease Lead Content

Article courtesy of Natalie Solis and Vickie Chen | January 24th, 2017 | Fox 4 News | Shared as educational material. The Dallas Independent School District hired two private companies to test at least one drinking water sample at all 227 schools in the district. Although the US Environmental Protection Agency recommends levels of lead […]

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