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Massive Alberta Waste Water Spill Will Kill Plants, Says Ecologist

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June 13, 2013
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An ecologist says affected land will be a 'big dead-looking area' after a pipeline operated by a Texas-based oil company leaked 9.5 million litres of industrial waste water.


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Spain: The Battle Over Water

Spain: The Battle Over Water

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 21, 2013) — As a result of the economic crisis, many municipalities in Spain have sold their public water utilities to private companies. Now some local communities are finding out that the water supply networks are no longer being maintained properly and that water quality is on the decline. By the end of the year, about 60 percent of water utility management will be partly or entirely in private hands, making Spain the frontrunner in water privatization within Europe. Some experts are already calling it a "water bubble, and communities that are still trying to sell their water utilities are no longer able to obtain top prices. Now some communities are trying to regain public control over their water supply.
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Farming Revolution in South Africa

Farming Revolution in South Africa

Deutsche Welle (Feb. 20, 2012) — A new project in South Africa is taking organic waste that would otherwise be left to simply decay in garbage dumps and processing it in a special facility belonging to the South African company Reliance. There, it is converted it into microbiological compost. The project prevents some 100,000 tons of methane gas being emitted into the atmosphere each year. In addition, the compost helps to improve the quality of the soil, makes plants more robust and helps farmers cut down on the use of pesticides. It's also helping South Africa tackle one of its biggest problems: the massive use of chemical fertilizers in the country has made the ground infertile, caused soil erosion and led to contaminated water.
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Test Encouraging After W.va. Chemical Spill

Test Encouraging After W.va. Chemical Spill

AP (Jan. 12, 2014) — West Virginia Gov. Earl Tomblin says water tests are encouraging after a chemical spill tainted the supply, but hundreds of thousands of people are still being told not to drink or bath in the water. (Jan. 12)
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Exxon Continues Cleanup of Arkansas Oil Spill

Exxon Continues Cleanup of Arkansas Oil Spill

Newsy (Mar. 31, 2013) — Oil spill happened in Mayfield, Arkansas when a pipeline broke. Residents had to be evacuated where spill took place.
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