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US Floating Solar Could Generate 10% Of Annual Electricity Production:

Clean Technica | By: Joshua S Hill | January 25, 2019: Installing floating solar solar PV projects on the more than 24,000 man-made US reservoirs could generate approximately 10% of the national annual electricity production, according to a report published ...
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Desalination: Worth its Salt?

Foresternetwork | By: Laura Sanchez | January 16, 2019: A new study evaluates the impact of brine on the environment. Desalination plants provide fresh water to thirsty populations around the world. And in the face of global water scarcity, this ...
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Too Much Salt ~ Water Desalination Plants Harm Environment ~ U.N:

United Nations | Reuters | By: Alister Doyle | January 14, 2019: Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a U.N.-backed study said on Monday. Desalination ...
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Zero Mass Water’s Hydropanels Pull Water From Thin Air At #CES2019:

Clean Technica | By: Kyle Field | January 11, 2019: “Where does your water come from?” Friesen hit me with the question almost before I had time to sit down. I stuttered. Uh…well…heading into an interview where I thought I ...
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Solar Water Pumps ~ Morocco, First In Africa In 2017:

Le Matin | By: Abdelhafid Marzak | January 03 2019: Morocco is Africa’s leading market for solar water pumps. In 2017, it generated the largest turnover of the continent, ahead of Ethiopia. According to an Irish research and markets firm, ...
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The US Department Of Energy Roots For Floating Solar Panels. Do You?

Clean Technica | By: Tina Casey | December 30, 2018: The idea of floating solar panels out on water seems to make sense, right? Well, maybe. Waterborne PV adds another wrinkle to the task of maintaining and repairing solar panels ...
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BETO Surfs The New Wave Of Bio-Based Plastic From Algae:

Clean Technica | By: Tina Casey | December 27, 2018: BETO is the US Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office. Earlier this year BETO dropped a cool $2 million in funding for a cutting edge algae plastic research project aimed at ...
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch:

The Ocean Cleanup | By: Boyen Slat et al | December 19, 2018: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world and is located between Hawaii and California. Scientists of The Ocean Cleanup ...
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Sewage Treatment Plant That Looks Like A Botanical Garden:

Sustainability Matters | By: Hydroflux Epco Pty Ltd | GPE – May 22, 2018: Abstract: Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge Plants (IFAS) rely on the use of a media on which a biofilm is grown, which results in a compact ...
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Improving Wastewater Treatment Performance To Create New Business Opportunities:

Sustainability Matters | By: Michael Romer | May 21, 2018: Traditional wastewater treatment plants can suffer from a range of maintenance and operational issues arising from the corrosive and potentially septic nature of the materials being processed. However, there are ...
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Smart Watering Reduces Heat At Adelaide Airport:

Sustainability Matters | By: SA Water | GPE – May 22, 2018: A trial conducted by SA Water and Adelaide Airport has found the smart use of water to maintain soil moisture and cultivate green space can reduce average ambient ...
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Climate Change Impacts Fragile River Ecosystems:

Science Daily | By: Geological Society Of America | May 16, 2018: Summary: Research undertaken in South Africa’s Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that some of the world’s most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats are being destroyed due to ...
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The Fog Catchers Conjuring Water Out Of Moroccan Mist:

Reuters | By: Valeria Cardi | May 17, 2018: Growing up on Mount Boutmezguida in southwest Morocco on the edge of the Sahara desert, Khadija Ghouate never imagined that the fog enveloping the nearby peaks would change her life. For ...
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Nasa Reveals Dozens Of Areas In Danger Of Running Out Of Water:

The Financial Times | GPE – May 17, 2018: Human impact on supplies far greater than researchers anticipated. New satellite data on freshwater reserves from Nasa have revealed that dozens of regions across the globe are in danger of becoming ...
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The New Picture Of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (2018):

The Ocean Cleanup | By: Boyan Slat | GPE – May 17, 2018: 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic weighing 80,000 metric tons are currently afloat in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – and it is rapidly ...
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Can Sludge From Dams Turn Deserts Into Farmland?

Fast Company | By: Adele Peters | GPE – May 14, 2018: Afforest for the Future is one of a series of projects trying to create arable land from sand. It’s method: use the muck that collects behind dams to ...
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Day Zero:

Vimeo | By: Jamie Hancock | GPE – May 12, 2018: Cape Town is currently suffering from a water crisis due to a number of different factors. The residents are having to cut their daily water usage down to a ...
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Where Water Is Scarce, Communities Turn To Reusing Wastewater:

Yale Environment 360 | By Jacques Leslie | May 01, 2018: By 2023, Orange County, California’s wastewater treatment system will generate 130 million gallons of drinking water a day. With the era of dam building coming to an end in ...
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Navigating Drought ~ The App Saving Kenya’s Herders:

Al Jazeera | May 01, 2018: How pastoralists in southern Kenya are using satellite mapping technology to make informed migration decisions. In drought-stricken Kenya, life for all residents and particularly the herding community, has been nothing less than devastating. Erratic ...
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California Water Board To Investigate Use Of Oilfield Wastewater To Irrigate Crops:

Circle Of Blue | By: Brett Walton | GPE – May 01, 2018: Expert panel will assess safety of eating food grown with treated wastewater. Originally published January 11, 2016: Kern County is the center of California’s oil industry. The ...
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A Small School In Bolivia Is A Model For Sustainable Living Using Solar & Rainwater Capture:

Clean Technica | By: Kyle Field | April 29, 2018: The Power of an Idea: “Innovation is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” Thomas Edison Change starts with a single idea. The change in San Juan started with a single revolutionary ...
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Stormwater Treatment With A Different Face:

Forester Daily News | By: Janice Kaspersen | GPE – April 26, 2018: Managing stormwater is usually a utilitarian function. Occasionally it can rise to an art. A number of facilities combine stormwater treatment with another role, such as providing ...
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Fatberg ‘Autopsy’ Reveals Growing Health Threat To Londoners:

The Guardian | By: Nadia Khomami | GPE – April 26, 2018: Potentially deadly bacteria thriving in huge clots of waste in sewers, Channel 4 study shows. Fatbergs, the congealed mass of fat and discarded items that are increasingly blocking ...
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SOURCE Hydropanel ~ Sunlight + Air = Water:

Zero Mass Water | By: Cody Friesen | GPE – April 22, 2018: At Zero Mass Water, we make exactly one product: SOURCE Hydropanels. That’s right, Hydropanels. Originally published January 04, 2018: This term is meant to capture that SOURCE ...
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Moss Capable Of Removing Arsenic From Drinking Water Discovered:

Science Daily | By: Stockholm University | GPE – April 19, 2018: Summary: A moss capable of removing arsenic from contaminated water has been discovered. And it happens quickly ~ in just one hour, the arsenic level is so low ...
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Nigeria ~ Shrinking Goronyo Dam Threatens Livelihood Of Millions:

Al Jazeera | By: Ahmed Idris | April 17, 2018: In the past year, water levels have dropped to just 10 percent of its capacity, forcing authorities to ration water to homes. The lives and livelihoods of two million people ...
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Water Stress Threatens Nearly Half The World’s Thermal Power Plant Capacity:

World Resources Institute | By: Various Authors | GPE – April 18, 2018: Many people point to renewable energy as the greatest threat facing fossil fuel power plants. New WRI research finds that the real threat may be water. Originally ...
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It’s Not Just Cape Town ~ 4 Shrinking Reservoirs To Watch:

World Resources Institute | By: Charles Iceland, Tianyi Luo & Gennadii Donchyts | GPE – April 17, 2018: Cape Town, South Africa has been in the news a lot lately. The region has suffered a devastating three-year drought, and the ...
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Report ~ Drought Expands; Oklahoma Sees Worst Conditions:

US News | By: Russell Contreras & Julian Hattem (AP) | GPE – April 17, 2018: Drought is tightening its grip across the Southwest as extreme conditions spread from Oklahoma to Utah, according to a new federal data released Thursday ...
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Up To The Last Drop ~ The Secret Water War In Europe:

Al Jazeera | By: Yorgos Avgeropoulos | April 16, 2018: Is water a commodity or a human right? Cities across Europe are fighting water privatisation. In 2010, water was officially recognised as a universal human right by the United Nations ...
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UK Scientists Use Graphene Filter To Make Dirty Water Drinkable:

Al Jazeera | By: Laurence Lee | April 15, 2018: Scientists in the city of Manchester have found a potential breakthrough to water filtration that could provide clean water to millions in the coming years. Water scarcity is one of ...
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SkyWater ~ Extracting Water From The Atmosphere:

SkyWater | GPE – April 11, 2018: Advanced Air-to-Water Technology® The most abundant source of fresh water is the Earth’s atmosphere. When atmospheric humidity condenses, it falls as rain. Skywater® replicates this natural process of condensation by simulating the dew ...
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Water From Air:

Water From Air | GPE – April 11, 2018: Water is life. Water from Air™ lives and breathes with the philosophy that “Water is life”. Our South African team strives to be the best in providing a pure drinking water ...
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Bacteria Breathe Easy With New Wastewater Treatment Technology:

Sustainability Matters | April 09, 2018: Murdoch University researchers have developed an energy-efficient process that they believe will revolutionise wastewater treatment by chopping the required electricity consumption in half. With current wastewater treatment technology in Australia more than 100 years ...
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Water From The Air ~ The Perfect Solution?

Clean Technica | By: Jesper Berggreen | April 09, 2018: In a recent article about the occurring global freshwater depletion James Ayre made us aware of some depressing facts like: More than 4 billion people around the world already experience ...
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Emrgy Offers Scalable Plug-N-Play Hydropower Solutions:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | April 03, 2018: When we think of hydropower, we think of thundering cascades of water spilling downhill through carefully crafted flumes and spinning enormous generators that make enough power to light up small ...
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When Nature Says ‘Enough!’ ~ The River That Appeared Overnight In Argentina:

The Guardian | By: Uki Goñi | GPE – April 03, 2018: A new watercourse is playing havoc with farmland and roads and even threatening a city – but also highlights the potential cost of the country’s dependence on soya ...
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Why Are People Concerned About Sydney’s Water supply?

Al Jazeera | GPE – April 03, 2018: Coal mining under the reservoirs of Australia’s most populous city may be starting to affect the water. Many environmentalists are expressing concern over Sydney’s water supply. Originally published March 31, 2018: Coal ...
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China To Spend $300 Million On Improved Irrigation In Southern Xinjiang:

Reuters | GPE – April 03, 2018: The Chinese government will spend 1.875 billion yuan ($298.92 million) to improve irrigation systems in the heavily ethnic Uighur southern part of the violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang, state news agency Xinhua ...
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Chlorine Reduction In Water Using UV:

Sustainability Matters | GPE – April 02, 2018: Chlorine still remains the most commonly used method of providing water disinfection and protection against waterborne pathogens. But there are a number of documented disadvantages to using chlorine. Originally published March 27, ...
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