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Is Sewage Beer The Next Big Thing?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Taste

Naturally, this is going down in Portland.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part IX -- 'The Following Beaches Will Be Closed This Weekend'

Marshall Brown | Posted 10.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

A long list of Long Island beaches will be closed this weekend because heavy rains has submerged countless cesspools; now that contaminated water is following into our rivers, ponds, and bays, along with fertilizer from lawns and from farms.

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part V: Cuomo's Initiative to Water Quality and Coastal Resilience

Marshall Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

Can Long Island be saved? Three of the four planned meetings called for by Governor Cuomo on Long Island Resiliency and Clean Water Infrastructure have now been held.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part III -- An Interview With Carl LoBue of The Nature Conservancy

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.17.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

I first got to know Carl in August of 2012, shortly after founding Save The Great South Bay. We new that if The Great South Bay was to be saved, it was going to have to be through bringing science to the problem.

Californian Innovation Tackles Salinity with Solar Desalination

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

California has not experienced a drought the likes of the current epic crisis since the year 1580 - as evidenced from tree ring growth. Some Calif...

Is This The World's Most Underused Resource?

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green

OSLO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The world is set to use far more treated wastewater to help irrigate crops and feed a rising population as fresh water supp...

America's Hidden 60 Million Barrel A Day Industry: Dirty Water

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) By John Kemp LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The bi...

Where I Stand on Cleaning Up the Chicago River

Debra Shore | Posted 07.18.2011 | Chicago
Debra Shore

Dumping effluent that contains very high levels of bacteria and other pathogens into the Chicago and Calumet Rivers is not exactly best practice in wastewater treatment. It is clear that we can do better.

Swimming With the Sewage: The Disturbing Reality of the City's Sewage System

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

On Monday the New York Times brought us some nasty details about the city's sewer system. New York City has a combined sewer system, meaning that both...

Pennsylvania Faces A Tainted Wastewater Onslaught Due To Natural Gas Drilling

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Workers at a steel mill and a power plant were the first to notice something strange about the Monongahela River last summer. The water that U.S. Stee...