February 6, 2014
by Amy Mall
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White House calls for growth of “sustainable” natural gas

Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.
In this year’s State of the Union speech, the President said once again that he will strengthen protections against the risks of fracking.
The speech was accompanied by a proposal … Continue reading

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August 30, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline crosses 18 watersheds for Arkansas drinking water sources

The Arkansas Times followed the path of the pipeline across Arkansas to see what sorts of environments and communities could have potentially been affected by a rupture that occurred in Mayflower. Continue reading

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August 22, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Quick test kit detects phenolic compounds in drinking water

Phenolic compounds a problem in industrialised countries. Clean drinking water is a diminishing natural resource in developing nations and in many industrialized countries. Scientists have now developed a simple and inexpensive test kit that detects ph… Continue reading

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July 22, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Chemicals that break down water contaminants pass safety test

A family of molecules developed to break down pollutants in water is one step closer to commercial use. Study results show that the molecules, which are aimed at removing hazardous endocrine disruptors from water sources, aren’t endocrine disruptors th… Continue reading

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June 24, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Tool to detect hydrogen sulfide

Chemists have developed a selective probe that detects hydrogen sulfide (H2S) levels as low as 190 nanomolar (10 parts per billion) in biological samples. They say the technique could serve as a new tool for basic biological research and as an enhanced… Continue reading

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May 21, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Bacterial spare parts filter antibiotic residue from groundwater

Researchers have developed and tested a solar-powered nano filter that is able to remove harmful carcinogens and antibiotics from water sources — lakes and rivers — at a significantly higher rate than the currently used filtering technology made of a… Continue reading

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January 29, 2013
by Kate Poole
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Californians – Find Out Here Where Your Water Comes From

Kate Poole, Senior Attorney, San Francisco
Where does your water come from?  And why should you care?  After all, the Har-Bowl is nearly upon us, and the Oscars are not far behind.  What information about California water… Continue reading

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May 22, 2012
by Rocky Kistner
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Report Shows Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline Will Raise Gas Prices and Cut Midwest Oil Supplies

Rocky Kistner, Communications Associate, Washington, DC
Despite all the industry hype over jobs and purported energy security benefits from building the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline—benefits a Brooklyn bridge-buil… Continue reading

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May 9, 2012
by Rebecca Hammer
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Fracking’s Aftermath: Wastewater Disposal Methods Threaten Our Health & Environment

Rebecca Hammer, Project Attorney, Water Program, Washington, DC
A new report released by NRDC today shows that contaminated fracking wastewater is threatening people’s health and the environment, and none of the methods currently … Continue reading

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April 18, 2012
by Steve Fleischli
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Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee To Hold Hearing on Sea Level Rise

Steve Fleischli, Senior Attorney, Washington, DC
Tomorrow’s Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee hearing on sea level rise provides a good opportunity for elected officials to hear firsthand about the risks to U.S. infr… Continue reading

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August 19, 2011
by Peter Malik
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Changes in the Water World

Peter Malik, Director, Center for Market Innovation, New York I just returned from a wonderful conference titled Financing Sustainable Water Infrastructure at Wingspread in Racine, WI, under the auspices of The Johnson Foundation and co-sponsored … Continue reading

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April 29, 2011
by Reduce
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National Prescription Take-Back Day This Saturday

On April 30, more than 5,300 police stations and other government offices across the country will collect expired or unwanted prescription drugs from the public at no cost. Coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. National rates of prescriptions drug [...] Continue reading

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