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
water

A New Tool to Detect River Pollution: Glowing Tampons

It's almost as if they were designed as a sewage monitoring device.
Victoria Turk
3.31.15
beer

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.
Lauren Rothman
2.5.15
VICE News

A Train Derailment Stranded Mexican Migrants Who Were Trying to Make It to America

And more news from around the globe.
VICE Staff
7.12.14