wastewater

pharmaceutical runoff

Human Waste Is Contaminating Australian Wildlife with More Than 60 Pharmaceuticals

A new study demonstrates the ways that pharmaceutical runoff could travel up the food-chain.
Sarah Emerson
11.6.18
water

We Should All Be Drinking Recycled Pee

Astronauts do it. Why can't we?
Kate Lunau
3.22.17
aftershocks

Scientists Say Fracking Regulations Probably Helped Reduce Manmade Earthquakes

Turns out regulating the industry is actually a pretty good idea.
Knvul Sheikh
3.2.17
Drugs

The Plan to Test Cities’ Sewage for Drugs Is a New Form of Mass Surveillance

Scientists are testing feces and urine in wastewater to find trends in illegal drug use, but their work could lead to a privacy violation.
Troy Farah
1.23.17
water

3D Printing Membranes Could Change Water Treatment As We Know It

Researchers took stock of 3D printing resources to see how membranes could be churned out with a printer
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.13.17
energy

The EPA Has Fired Shots at Its Own Optimistic Fracking Report

“The EPA did not support quantitatively its conclusions about lack of evidence for widespread, systemic impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.”
Daniel Oberhaus
8.13.16
Drugs

Researchers Are Gathering Pee From Nightclub Toilets to Track Drug Use

Collecting wastewater direct from the source can help researchers identify the latest new psychoactive substances.
Gian Volpicelli
3.25.16
environment

Oklahoma's Getting Even More Fracking Restrictions as Earthquakes Continue to Rattle the State

The state has asked drillers to drastically reduce the amount of fracking wastewater they are injecting below ground — an activity that is linked to an increasing number of earthquakes in the state.
Ciara O'Rourke
3.8.16
environment

Environmentalists Sue the Oil Companies Allegedly Causing Oklahoma's Big Earthquakes

Oklahoma use to see two or three earthquakes a year — but now there are that many each day due to the number of wells being drilled in the state.
Matt Smith
2.17.16
environment

Oil-Rich Oklahoma Has Been Hit by Nearly Three Dozen Earthquakes Since Wednesday

The Sooner State has gone from having one or two small earthquakes a year to nearly three a day, with more than 900 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above in 2015.
Matt Smith
1.8.16
environment

That Plan to Dump a Massive Amount of Shit Into the St. Lawrence River Is Back On — With Some Conditions

The drama over the controversial dump, which would see Montreal flush untreated wastewater into the body of water that links the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, has been stretching out for weeks.
VICE News
11.9.15
environment

In Photos: Earthquakes in Oklahoma

With 585 noticeable earthquakes in 2014, and 2015 set to top that record this month, Oklahoma is now the most seismically active US state.
VICE News
8.17.15
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