Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Trawling for plastic

Research group fishes for answers in N.Y./N.J. harbors

Star-Ledger

Star-Ledger

On a research boat tasked with collecting samples of the plastics polluting the shared waters of New York and New Jersey, a dirty wind sock stuffed with debris is the catch of the day. It will further the project's goal of measuring the plastic content in the waters generally, as well as looking for specific ways to stem the flow of microplastics.

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Emory debuts unique sewage recycling system

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Emory University has created a system that uses plants and technology to recycle hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage daily so that it can be used for heating, air conditioning and toilet flushing. It's the first of its kind in the nation.

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Could a Kentucky fracking boom bring quakes?

Courier-Journal

With Kentucky making a bid for its own fracking boom, the U.S. Geological Survey this week came out with a new study showing the federal agency's scientists are more convinced than ever that drilling waste disposal is causing lots of earthquakes in the central and eastern United States.

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