Water Issues
Study finds ride-hailing trips result in 69 percent more CO2 emissions   
February 26, 2020
Source: New Atlas - As ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have surged in popularity in the past decade, so too has the emissions arising from the transportation sector, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. The...
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Wastewater is a Source of Valuable Water, Energy and Nutrients: How Do We Recover It'   
February 26, 2020
Source: TriplePundit - Often the barrier to solving water problems is the lack of political and economic will, not a limitation in technology. Pay Drechsel of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, and one of the study’s...
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Bezos is pumping $10 billion into climate science. That’s both good and bad, some scientists say.   
February 26, 2020
Source: Washington Post - “To reach these kinds of ambitious climate goals . . . we’re talking about changing the way we do business, the way we live,” said economist Rachel Cleetus, policy director for the climate and energy program at...
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Treating for Enterococci   
February 26, 2020
Source: CEO - In 2015, the Water Environment Federation published “Ultraviolet Disinfection for Wastewater, Low-Dose Application Guidance for Secondary and Tertiary Discharges.” When specifying UV disinfection units, engineers...
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Our Addiction to Ride-Sharing Apps Is Hurting the Environment   
February 26, 2020
Source: Mother Jones - According to a report released on Tuesday by the nonprofit research group Union of Concerned Scientists, such services now account for up to 13 percent of all vehicle traffic in major downtown areas. But rather than simply...
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U.S. EPA Explores Great Lakes Water Quality Improvements   
February 26, 2020
Source: Storm Water - “Addressing emerging challenges, like excess nutrients in our waters, requires creative solutions,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “This EPA funding will help build on existing state, local and tribal...
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Water in showers and latrines tested positive for cyanide at Uzbek base used by U.S.   
February 26, 2020
Source: Raleigh News & Observer - Water in showers and latrines tested positive for cyanide and nearby bunkers tested positive for blister and nerve agents at a base used by U.S. forces in Uzbekistan, even after the Defense Department had reported that there were...
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Sea lion found wandering miles from water   
February 26, 2020
Source: CBS News - Watch "Sea lion found wandering miles from water in Washington woods", a CBSN video on CBSNews.com. View more CBSN videos and watch CBSN, a live news stream featuring original CBS News reporting.
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Ride-Hailing Isn’t Really Green   
February 26, 2020
Source: CityLab on MSN.com - The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that the environmental impact of Uber and Lyft rides is 69% worse than the transportation modes they replace.
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Waste Management Agrees to Identify Gaps in Recycling Infrastructure as Step Toward Increasing Plastics Recycling   
February 26, 2020
Source: Waste Advantage Magazine - Following in-depth engagement by As You Sow and Trillium Asset Management, Waste Management, Inc. (WM) has committed to publishing a report that could help ease the recycling crisis that has developed in parts of the United...
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