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The data behind flushing – what wastewater tells us about the Twin Cities

but each push of the handle kicks off a days-long process to treat our waste. And all that waste produces mountains of data, which tell an interesting story about life in the Twin Cities. The majority ... read more

St. Petersburg has spilled 2 million gallons of wastewater in the last three months

"It broke all of our hearts, really." Three other spills were also caused by contractors. On Oct. 14, about 21,000 gallons of wastewater poured from a pipe at the southwest plant on Oct. 14 after an i... read more

Conversations That Matter: Waste water to the rescue

Imagine, if you will, a world in which waste water — the stuff you drain out of your sink ... to join us for a Conversation That Matters about how wastewater helps reduce our carbon footprint, reduces ... read more

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From waste to energy: Danish plant flexes the power of wastewater

which - combined with the surplus electricity - equals 99 percent of total energy needed for wastewater treatment and water supply. "Taking that into consideration has made it possible to reduce our o... read more

Guest opinion: You may think I shouldn't be optimistic about Utah's agriculture, but you'd be wrong

... is carefully monitoring and preventing the spread of insects that would compromise our entire ecosystem. Because the window to sell some produce is small, food waste is an issue. Yet many large in... read more

Superbugs evolve in waste water, and could end up in our food

After we take an antibiotic to treat bacterial infections, the resistant bacteria in our bodies are excreted, and eventually reach a wastewater treatment plant. Sewers and treatment plants are the pri... read more

From Wastewater to Drinking Water

What a waste ... our needs? In the U.S., we spend billions of dollars treating water to drinking water quality when we use only 10% of it for drinking and cooking, then flush most of the rest down the ... read more

Encina Wastewater Launches Program to Turn Food Waste into Energy

Waste Management will transport organic slurry from Orange to the Encina Wastewater Authority plant in Carlsbad. There, the organic slurry will be added into an isolated digester to compare methane pr... read more

The non-stop waste of water

If a good slice of our world falls apart because we cannot implement change ... many other kinds of processing barely get a look-in: water reuse, waste-water reprocessing and the extraction of resourc... read more

A local blueberry farmer’s perspective on climate issues | Opinion

(Photo: Democrat files) Our daily media diet is chock full of alarming expert opinions on climate issues — a dizzying ... in your consumption of food and your handling of your waste. Drive electric, c... read more

Oklahoma State University study could bring new uses for oil-field wastewater

Our purpose is to clean up the wastewater, produce biomass and use the biomass for biofuel." Lutzu joined the project last year after studying the use of algae in cleaning up food waste in China and a... read more

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