Dental offices have long been one of the biggest sources of mercury pollution into wastewater, but that's no longer the case in the Mankato area.
Each of the 35 dental offices in Mankato, North Mankato and Eagle Lake have voluntarily installed a device called an amalgam separator, which keeps mercury-containing dental materials out of wastewater — and the Minnesota River. Traditionally, so-cal ... read more >>
We've all heard of recycling cans, newspapers, even plastics... but how about recycling water? The practice is becoming more prevalent, and for good reason. The average American household uses about 350 gallons of water a day and even more in the summertime - and that doesn't even include all the water needed to maintain parks, golf courses, schools, etc. Since water is a natural resource - one i ... read more >>
An environmental group says municipalities across Ontario are allowing billions of litres of raw sewage to be dumped into the Great Lakes every year through outdated sewer systems - a problem they say could be prevented with green infrastructure.
In a report being released today, Ecojustice Canada says that 89 Ontario municipalities are operating with antiquated infrastructure that allows slud ... read more >>
Iran has questioned plans to lay pipelines on the seabed of the Caspian Sea, saying the move would cause environmental pollution.
The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water in the world and is of crucial importance as its littoral states-- Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan-- enjoy vast oil and gas reserves.
The body of water, however, is polluted by industrial ... read more >>
Researchers exploring the depths of Siberia's Lake Baikal have found that its unique ecosystem has kept the water cleaner than previously thought, despite industrial waste.
By far the worst polluter of the world's deepest and oldest lake is a large pulp mill on Baikal's southern shore. During recent mini-submarine dives, scientists have been taking deep-water samples near the mill, to assess pol ... read more >>
A real-time, online solution based on luminescent bacteria sensors for municipalities and water utilities. ... read more >>
Muslims are being warned to avoid buying bottled holy water amid fears they may contain high levels of arsenic, a council said.
Luton Borough Council is warning people to avoid drinking bottled Zam Zam water of uncertain origin amid health concerns.
The water, sacred to Muslims, comes from a specific source in Saudi Arabia and under Saudi law cannot be legally exported for commercial sale. ... read more >>
A team of scientists is studying the complex ocean upwelling process by mimicking nature – pumping cold, nutrient-rich water from deep within the Pacific Ocean and releasing it into surface waters near Hawaii that lack the nitrogen and phosphorous necessary to support high biological production. ... read more >>
The findings by a consultant to the proposed 241 toll road are at odds with an analysis funded by the Surfrider Foundation, which opposes the 16-mile extension. ... read more >>
Cities could stop raw sewage from being dumped into local waterways during heavy rains if they installed more rooftop gardens on their buildings, says a Canadian environmental group.
A report released Tuesday by Ecojustice Canada, formerly known as the Sierra Legal Defence Fund, addresses a problem faced by 89 Ontario municipalities such as Ottawa that have combined sanitary and storm sewers, ... read more >>