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.
We Should All Be Drinking Recycled Pee
Astronauts do it. Why can't we?
Scientists Say Fracking Regulations Probably Helped Reduce Manmade Earthquakes
Turns out regulating the industry is actually a pretty good idea.
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.
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
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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.”
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.
A New Tool to Detect River Pollution: Glowing Tampons
It's almost as if they were designed as a sewage monitoring device.
Toilet Water Could Become the Secret Ingredient in Portland's Craft Beers
Portland brewers already whip up some pretty wacky flavors, such as sriracha stout and peanut butter ale. But soon, the city's dedicated brewmasters might have a more, shall we say, exotic ingredient to include in their beers: recycled wastewater.
A Train Derailment Stranded Mexican Migrants Who Were Trying to Make It to America
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