A Spanish resort town with sprawling golf courses and tree-lined beaches has added another green site to its attractions: the world's first plant to convert sewage into clean energy. The facility in Chiclana de la Frontera on the southwest tip of Spain uses wastewater and sunlight to produce algae-based biofuel as part of a 12 million euro ($15.7 million) project to pursue alternative energies an ... read more >>
Rapid industrialization and urbanization coupled with more stringent legislation is requiring more extensive water reuse, a need that will push revenues in the disinfection systems market from $1.94 billion in 2012 up to $2.96 billion in 2019, according to an analysis by Frost & Sullivan.
Global Water and Wastewater Disinfection Systems Market says Europe had the highest market share in 2012, fo ... read more >>
EPA’s failure today is not because the agency thinks stormwater is not a big deal -- it definitely does. And it's not because EPA thinks we lack ready solutions to the problem -- it knows that green infrastructure (like the rain garden pictured to the right near my local creek, Four Mile Run) is a cost-effective, multi-benefit set of strategies that prevent rainfall from becoming polluted runoff ... read more >>
Garbage pilling up beneath the deep sea in Monterey bay is changing the ecosystem of the deep sea waters. ... read more >>
Fracking is creating a water competition between oil and agriculture use in California . Fracking is threatening the contamination of water resources used by agriculture. ... read more >>
Four state park swimming beaches have been temporarily closed for water quality issues, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The state park beaches at Finger Lakes located in Columbia, Harry S. Truman located in Warsaw and Wakonda located in La Grange are closed following results of water samples taken Tuesday that indicated bacteria levels higher than those recommended f ... read more >>
Water remediation is the process of ridding the water supply of various types of contaminants, making the water fit for human consumption and use. In addition to rendering the water safe for humans, the process of remediation also seeks to make sure that the residue removed from the water is disposed of in a manner that minimizes the negative impact on the environment. A number of different strat ... read more >>
Dead dolphins and rotting fish could become a frequent feature on South Australian beaches due to warming seas. Record high sea surface temperatures from summer to April caused thousands of small fish to wash up dead in SA gulf waters. It stressed 33 dolphins to the point they succumbed to a virus normally suppressed by immunity. Biosecurity SA aquatic pests manager, Vic Neverauskas, said it was ... read more >>
In what has become a much-talked-about issue lately in Brooksville, advocates on both sides of the subject of communitywide fluoridation lined up Tuesday to debate the issue at a Brooksville City Council information workshop.
The hot-button issue is likely to come again before the council over the next few months.
The Hernando County Health Department, which favors a return of fluoridatio ... read more >>
Montreal, Canada's second-largest city, has asked 1.3 million people to boil their drinking water after a problem at one of the city's water treatment facilities. The advisory, posted on the city's website on Wednesday, covers much of the south and east of the city of 1.65 million. The order followed reports of brown-tinged water in parts of the city, and Montreal Fire Department division chief G ... read more >>