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New Water Treatment Process Could Help Bring Dead Zones Back to Life

Employing a new tertiary wastewater treatment process reduced levels of phosphorous and trace pollutants in urban wastewater effluent below EPA safe levels, researchers from Veolia Water, Kruger and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found.
“There is mounting concern across the U.S. about the impact of trace organics, such as hormones and pharmaceuticals, in our water systems and the potential threats they pose on human health, wildlife and the environment. This research showed that when Actiflo® Carb is added to a wastewater treatment process, it removes a significant portion of the pharmaceuticals tested.
- Dr. Rebecca Klaper, the lead scientist from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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New Water Treatment Process Could Help Bring Dead Zones Back to Life

Source: Triple Pundit, Tue October 09, 2012
Employing a new tertiary wastewater treatment process reduced levels of phosphorous and trace pollutants in urban wastewater effluent below EPA safe levels, researchers from Veolia Water, Kruger and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found.

New Green Jobs Don’t Require College Degree

Source: GREENandSAVE, Sat November 07, 2009
As solar incentives kick off during Energy Awareness Month, new jobs are opening up all across the nation.

Individuals with Down Syndrome Among Largely Unreached People

Source: Mission Network News, Tue October 27, 2009
As October concludes, so does Down Syndrome Awareness month.

Wis. priest auctions family silver for homeless

Source: MSNBC, Mon October 26, 2009
A Wisconsin priest is auctioning off his late mother's collection of old silver pieces to raise money for a homeless shelter.

Feds designate $320 million to improve Mississippi River water quality

Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune, Wed September 30, 2009
The river that begins as a trickle in Itasca State Park in Minnesota and ends 2,350 miles later at the Gulf of Mexico will get a $320 million infusion from the federal government to improve water quality.

Yellowstone Alga Detoxifies Arsenic

Source: Terra Daily, Sat March 14, 2009
Arsenic may be tough, but scientists have found a Yellowstone National Park alga that's tougher.

84-year-old deluged with help after $3K water bill

Source: Associated Press, Wed November 26, 2008
Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - An 84-year-old man hit with a $3,000 quarterly water bill for leaky pipes won't have to pay a dime, thanks to the generosity of others.

Judge overturns decision on gray wolves

Source: MSNBC, Wed October 01, 2008
Traverse City, MIchigan, USA - A federal court Monday overturned the Bush administration's decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list.

Superior to undergo major tree planting for urban forest

Source: BusinessNorth.com, Wed April 30, 2008
Superior, Wisconsin, USA - Superior is looking at sprucing up the city's north end, and might do it with spruce trees.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

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