An Israeli company that specialises in mining sewage for recyclable materials, wants to take its technology overseas. Applied CleanTech says its technology recycles everything that's useful from sewage, while simultaneously reducing the amount of sludge left behind.
Reuters (Nov. 6, 2013) A team of university graduates in Chile has developed a potentially life-saving jacket to be worn by miners deep underground. Inspired by the rescue of more than 30 Chilean miners in 2010, the jacket ... watch video
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 ... watch video
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 ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (Mar. 9, 2015) Waterways that will serve as a backdrop to the 2016 Olympics in Rio are still littered with trash and untreated sewage. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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AFP (May 4, 2015) With its sewage system badly damaged, carcasses rotting in the rubble and thousands of people sleeping rough, experts say Nepal faces a race against time to ensure a devastating earthquake does not ... watch video
Sep. 21, 2016 If you chop a magnet in half, you end up with two smaller magnets. Both the original and the new magnets have “north” and “south” poles. But what if single north and south poles exist, just ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Habitat degradation poses a greater risk to the survival of turtles and tortoises than rising global temperatures, according to new research. More than 60 per cent are listed as vulnerable, ... read more
Sep. 20, 2016 Every plant and animal has a unique genetic composition, which makes a lake like a bowl of DNA soup—every spoonful contains the combined DNA of the lake’s inhabitants. Scientists have only ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 As solar cells produce a greater proportion of total electric power, a fundamental limitation remains: the dark of night when solar cells go to sleep. Lithium-ion batteries ... read more
Sep. 22, 2016 Trophy hunters can play an important role in lion conservation, researchers have shown. These findings may surprise the public, but most lion conservationists think trophy ... read more
Aug. 15, 2016 Ever thought of putting sewage on your plants? Scientists say thermally conditioned sewage sludge serves as an excellent fertilizer to improve soil properties. The major advantage over commercial ... read more
Nov. 18, 2014 Researchers have found a way to increase biomass production by using sewage sludge as energy crop fertilizers. The usage of sewage sludge to fertilize energy crops could be an opportunity to release ... read more
Dec. 7, 2011 Water discharged into lakes and rivers from municipal sewage treatment plants may contain significant concentrations of the genes that make bacteria antibiotic-resistant. That's the conclusion ... read more