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Broken Toilets: The New Frontier of Prisoner Abuse

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 02.18.2017 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

The broken toilet is the future frontier of prisoner abuse. Allowing an inmate to exist with a broken or dirty one is easy; the only evidence of it is the inmate's self-report, an account that will be discredited.

What Is REALLY In Your Pee?

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 09.08.2013 | Science

Looking for an encyclopedia of pee? Scientists have laid out the entire chemical composition of human urine, revealing that more than 3,000 compounds ...

Ancient Poop May Help Answer Climate Questions

Posted 11.26.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 11/26/2012 03:06 PM EST on LiveScience Human waste can map two millennia of history and clima...

Human Waste Covers Home After Septic Flood On 'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

Posted 08.06.2012 | TV

This week, viewers saw what was easily one of the most disgusting homes seen yet on "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on TLC), thanks to a sep...

Gates Foundation To Revolutionize The Toilet For Clean Drinking Water

Posted 09.12.2011 | Green

The newest project from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is set to revolutionize the toilet. Together with the German government, the project ai...

You Can't Have a Third World River Mucking Up a World-Class City

Henry Henderson | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

For years many have fought to clean up the Chicago River. One massive obstacle has prevented real action -- the regulators responsible for the Chicago Waterways, MWRD. It is time for MWRD to get in line.

Stockholm Water Confab Rings Alarms, Offers Hope

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

According to freelance journalist Rose George, a child dies from diarrhea -- usually brought on by fecal-contaminated food or water -- every 15 seconds. But human waste can be used to good purpose.

Humanure: Extreme Composting

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For a well over a decade, 57-year-old roofer and writer Joseph Jenkins has been advocating that we flush our toilets down the drain and put a bucket i...

Human Waste Used By 200 Million Farmers, Study Says

National Geographic | Tasha Eichenseher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Facing water shortages and escalating fertilizer costs, farmers in developing countries are using raw sewage to irrigate and fertilize nearly 49 milli...