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Antibiotic resistant bacteria found in the Hudson River

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been isolated in specific spots along the Hudson river, from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower Manhattan. The cause is linked to raw sewage being pumped into the water.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Spain: Cádiz project world-first to convert sewage into bio-fuel

Chiclana - A waste-water plant in Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz will be first in the world to convert sewage into clean fuel to be used in vehicles. Under the project, dubbed All-gas, the plant is using sunlight to create algae, which in turn is converted to gas.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 11 comments

Caffeinated bacteria may help with waste decontamination

Genetically engineered bacteria that can digest caffeine have been created for the purpose of the decontamination of wastewater.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Bacteria used to clean pharmaceuticals from sewage

Removing pharmaceutical products from water and sewage, so that uncontaminated water can be safely passed back into the environment is a costly and tricky task. A new process, using an artificial wetland and bacteria, is a promising alternative.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

World Bank allocating $6.4 million to Gaza water project

Gaza - On Tuesday, the World Bank reported that it has approved a grant of US$6.4 million to improve water and sewage services in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic Development Bank will also donate US$11.14 million to the project.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Photo story: Living dirty in India Special

The manholes in Jothiammal Nagar, Chennai, overflow and fill the streets with sewage. Garbage dumped by the residents is not cleared by the civic body. The area lacks even basic hygiene. Is this the way to live?
Digital Journal Report by Varun B. Krishnan - 8 comments

Men sell sewage as drinking water in Saudi Arabia

Riyad - Police in Saudi Arabia are searching for drinking water tanks that have been filled with sewage water by con-men hoping to turn a quick profit.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 3 comments

Water in Gaza not fit for human consumption say charities

Save the Children and Medical Aid for Palestinians say that the water in Gaza is unfit for human consumption, as it is contaminated with fertilizers and sewage.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

The solution to world hunger?

In 1729, Jonathan Swift proposed eating babies as the solution to famine in Ireland. Recently, a Japanese scientist has proposed an arguably even more unpalatable solution.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Woman gets back ring she flushed down toilet two years ago

A woman in the UK got her diamond ring back, two years after she accidentally flushed it down a toilet and had a company conduct a search.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments
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