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Drought-Stricken Texas Town Will Purify Wastewater To Drink

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Wichita Falls has experienced extreme droughts for three years. It plans to treat wastewater to add to its dwindling drinking water supply. Video provided by Newsy


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Groundwater Drilling Causes Problems in Calif.

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Polluting the Oceans: Cruise Ships' Environmental Footprint

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Deutsche Welle (Oct. 29, 2012) — The cruise ship industry comes in for heavy criticism for its poor environmental record. Environmental groups accuse the sector of polluting the seas, with luxury liners disposing of their waste in the ocean and emitting huge amounts of CO2. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature, cruise ships' wastewater disposal practices are creating marine dead zones. But passenger numbers are climbing - last year, 20 million holidaymakers booked a cruise.
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Urban Algae Turns Wastewater Into Energy

Urban Algae Turns Wastewater Into Energy

Reuters (Dec. 3, 2012) — While governments discuss new environmental policies at the Doha Climate Change Conference, private industry is also looking to the future with new technologies to produce clean, inexpensive power. American company OriginOil has joined forces with French firm Ennesys to develop a process that converts wastewater from commercial buildings into energy.
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