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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Japanese Sewage: One Man’s Garbage is Another’s Gold

In Japan, a sewage treatment facility has yielded more gold than some of the world’s best mines! Probably resulting from the many precision equipment manufacturers nearby who utilize gold, a new sort of rush is on.

Raw Sewage Flows Into Halifax Harbour

The new treatment plant on the Halifax water front has been shut down indefinitely as engineers look for the malfunction that allows raw sewage to flow into the harbour.

Booming Dubai threatened by raw sewage

A health threat is looming over public beaches in Dubai as two brothers have fallen ill after they fell into the sea off Jumeirah. Attention is again being drawn to illegal raw sewage dumping into the water.

Palestinian Water Authority pressed Israel to ship water chemicals to Gaza

The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) said on Thursday that it succeeded in pressuring Israel to allow chemicals used to purify water into the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Green Solutions to Sewage Problems

A report was released today by Ecojustice that highlights innovative green solutions that could stop billions of litres of raw sewage from fouling the Great Lakes each year.

Citizens Fear Sewage Dumping May Begin Again

Sierra Blanca - In 1992 to 2001, New York-based Merco Joint Ventures spread treated sewage across 18,000 acres of land on the Mile High Ranch, 80 miles southeast of El Paso. The company went bankrupt in 2002, and the dumping stopped. Until now.

Please Land This Plane - I Want To Get Off!

It was a nauseating flight from hell when 2 hours after takeoff the lavatories began overflowing. Raw human excrement flowed down the aisles. Passengers sat stunned & gagging from the overwhelming stench. A landing in Ireland fixed the problem, or did it?

2 Million Gallons Of Raw Sewage Spills Into The Hudson River

A broken pipe has spilled 2 million gallons of raw sewage directly into the Hudson River just north of New York City early Saturday. Workers are scrambling the repair the break before the amount goes even higher.

Sewage 'Tsunami' Survivors Find Themselves Up The Creek

Two elderly women and two young toddlers have thought to have drowned in a flood of raw sewage when a reservoir burst it's banks.

Namibia: Kavango River Risks Contamination

In Namibia, The Kavango River may be in danger of being contaminated by leakages of highly toxic sewage from the Rundu Sewerage Ponds.

Fetus Found In Sewage Plant

Authorities are investigating how the remains of a fetus ended up at an area sewage treatment plant.

Would you drink sewage water?

It's been a tough summer in Australia and some areas are so drought-stricken that desperate measures are being taken, like recycling sewage waters.

Sewage Threatening Great Lakes

The untreated urban sewage that flows into the Great Lakes each year are threatening a critical ecosystem that supplies water to millions of people, according to a study by a Canadian environmental group
 

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