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EU and China: Sustainable Water Use Scheme – Urban Times

EU and China: Sustainable Water Use Scheme – Urban Times | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Statistics about China confirm the explosive pace at which the country has been developing in different areas over recent years.
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Direct drinking water recycling could prevent floods

Direct drinking water recycling could prevent floods | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
The use of a more streamlined process to recycle wastewater could have saved Brisbane from severe flooding in 2011 and mitigated recent flood risks in New South Wales, a leading water expert says.
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Nanotechnology cuts water use, energy costs

(Nanowerk News) Nuclear and coal power plants are some of the thirstiest machines on earth. The turbines that spin inside of them to generate electricity require tons and tons of steam, and all of that water has to come from somewhere.
Recent studies have estimated that roughly two-fifths of the nation's freshwater withdrawals and three percent of overall freshwater consumption goes to supplying the steam generators at large power stations in the United States. In order to cut down on the enormous quantities of water required to operate these plants, scientists have begun to look for new technologies that could improve their efficiency and reduce the demand for water.
As part of a larger consortium involving partners from several energy companies, universities, and government agencies, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are developing a special class of nanoparticles that partially melt as steam evaporates from a plant's cooling towers, absorbing a significant percentage of the diffused heat in the system.

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Sell water 'like oil' firm urged

Sell water 'like oil' firm urged | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A former head of Welsh Water claims Wales should profit from transferring water to England as another firm plans to sell water to a company in need.
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Which plants will survive droughts, climate change? | Science Codex

Which plants will survive droughts, climate change? | Science Codex | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
New research by UCLA life scientists could lead to predictions of which plant species will escape extinction from climate change.
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A Difficult Choice on Water

A Difficult Choice on Water | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Proposed legislation offers the Navajo and Hopi the service of having water piped into their homes but comes with the caveat that they hand over their rights to the waters of the Little Colorado River.
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Green Button paves way for new commercial energy tools

Green Button paves way for new commercial energy tools | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A growing number of utilities and technology vendors have committed to the White House program to give residential and commercial energy users secure access to their energy usage data.
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Simple, solar-powered water purification!

Solvatten is an innovative solar-powered water purifier that makes clean water available to even the most remote populations, designed by biochemist and Sham...
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Pulp and paper mill waste could be used in cheaper batteries

Pulp and paper mill waste could be used in cheaper batteries | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Scientists have created a rechargeable battery using lignin, a plentiful plant-based byproduct of the paper processing industry.
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Food needs 'climate-smart' change

Food needs 'climate-smart' change | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Major changes are needed in agriculture and food consumption around the world if future generations are to be adequately fed, a major report warns.
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Synthetic biology: the best hope for mankind's future?

Synthetic biology: the best hope for mankind's future? | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Johnjoe McFadden: If GM is agriculture's Ford Cortina, synthetic biology could give us Ferrari crops that feed the world without harming the planet...
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Scientists create 'dry water' - Telegraph

Scientists create 'dry water' - Telegraph | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
It may sound like a contradiction in terms, but scientists have created ''dry
water''.
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A Wind Turbine Turns Dry Desert Air Into Precious Drinkable Water

A Wind Turbine Turns Dry Desert Air Into Precious Drinkable Water | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Water is everywhere, but there’s hardly a drop to drink. The vast majority of the Earth’s surface is either arid or salty ocean.
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E-waste: Rethink, Reuse, Recycle

E-waste: Rethink, Reuse, Recycle | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Technology is ever changing. Every day, new products are being launched that are being lapped up by millions around the world.
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New Toilet Directs Soapy Sink Water into Flushes | Innovationnewsdaily.com

New Toilet Directs Soapy Sink Water into Flushes | Innovationnewsdaily.com | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
A beginning designer created a sink-and-toilet unit that directs used sink water to flush the toilet. It features some improvements on previous designs that put a sink directly over the toilet tank.
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The secret life of garbage [infographic] - Holy Kaw!

The secret life of garbage [infographic] - Holy Kaw! | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
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Algae biofuels: the wave of the future | e! Science News

Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have assembled the draft genome of a marine algae sequence to aid scientists across the US in a project that aims to discover the best algae species for producing biodiesel fuel.
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Sapphire Energy Raises $144 Million for an Algae Farm - Technology Review

Sapphire Energy Raises $144 Million for an Algae Farm - Technology Review | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
But is the company scaling up its technology too fast?
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Human waste powered robots are the future

Human waste powered robots are the future | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
How does the idea of a robot using your toilet sound? Unconventional! Well, how would you feel if we told you that the robot serving you is just going to use the crapper to feed and get its version of the ‘daily calories’?
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Apple to Build 5 MW Biogas Fuel Cell at Maiden Data Center - Waste Mangagement World

Apple to Build 5 MW Biogas Fuel Cell at Maiden Data Center - Waste Mangagement World | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Apple has filed its plans to build the 5 MW fuel cell project in Maiden, North Carolina, that will utilise biogas to offset its natural gas use and qualify as a renewable facility.
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Planet under Pressure Conference, London: Final Statement - sciencenreview

Planet under Pressure Conference, London: Final Statement - sciencenreview | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Scientists issued the first "State of the Planet" declaration at a major gathering of experts on global environmental and social issues in advance of the major UN Summit Rio+20 in June.
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Floating wind turbines to produce low cost renewable energy

Floating wind turbines to produce low cost renewable energy | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
MIT born company, Altaeros Energies have created a floating wind turbine that produces low cost, renewable energy.
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Laboratory Equipment - Device Uses Sewage Bacteria to Make Electricity

Laboratory Equipment - Device Uses Sewage Bacteria to Make Electricity | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
Scientists have created a new and more efficient version of an innovative device the size of a home washing machine that uses bacteria growing in municipal sewage to make electricity and clean up the sewage at the same time.
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World Water Day 2012

World Water Day 2012 | The Future of Water & Waste | Scoop.it
World Water Day is observed on March 22 every year. The day to recognize the importance of earth's most precious natural resource was proposed 20 years ago at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
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