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Energy Entrepreneurs: Rethinking Raw Sewage

October 7, 2011
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In Brazil, Jorge Gaiofatto has designed a system that recycles raw sewage into usable energy.

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CBC (Aug. 8, 2013) — Lawyers for the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District made their first appearance in provincial court yesterday, after the federal government formally charged Metro Vancouver with releasing raw sewage into Burrard Inlet.
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Trash, Sewage at Future Olympic Sites

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AP (Nov. 20, 2013) — Rio de Janeiro's endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer's dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on future Olympic sites such as the once-pristine Guanabara Bay and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage. (Nov. 20)
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Lignite Power Source of the Past?

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Deutsche Welle (Oct. 17, 2013) — Lignite, or brown coal, is still an important source of energy in Germany. But criticism is getting louder. One of the country's largest open-pit mines is Garzweiler in North Rhine-Westphalia. A church in the area has just been closed, because the village of Immerath is soon to be dug under. But now resistance is forming and even the power companies seem to be rethinking the situation.
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