Monthly Archives: August 2022

Reusable polymer can remove dyes from wastewater

Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that a synthetic polymer can remove certain dyes from water and that the polymer can be recovered and reused. The results offer a potential new method for cleaning up wastewater after it has been used by textiles, cosmetics or other industries. “Dyestuffs are used everywhere, including in the textile industry, as well …

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How Samsung offices around the world are shining the spotlight on our next generation – Samsung Global Newsroom

International Youth Day (IDD), which takes place on August 12 every year, is a United Nations (UN) designated awareness day both to raise awareness of the issues facing young people today and to celebrate their achievements and potential. With its global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, Samsung Electronics empowers, engages and sparks the imagination of young people who strive to …

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Bellmawr Water customers experience water discolouration due to power outage

The Borough of Bellmawr Water Department experienced a Leaf and Bell Water Treatment Plant malfunction on August 10, 2022 due to a power outage, the borough announced on its website. The hydrants had to be emergency flushed, causing the water to discolor. We will continue to flush hydrants serviced by the Leaf and Bell factory which may cause additional discoloration. …

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ISRI rejects ‘advanced recycling’ label, says plastic-to-fuel projects shouldn’t be considered recycling

Listen to the article 5 minutes This audio is generated automatically. Please let us know if you have any comments. Diving brief: The Institute of Scrap Metal Recycling Industries recently announced its position on chemical recyclingclaiming that its definition does not include the technology of turning plastics into fuel as recycling. He announced the position after adopting the language at …

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Using sewage to reduce dust is harmful to Pa’s roads.

Penn State researchers recently briefed a state advisory committee on studies that found the common practice of using wastewater from oil and gas drilling to reduce dust on unpaved roads is causing more harm than good. good. Wastewater from oil and gas drilling has been used for years as a cheap dust suppressant in rural Pennsylvania. But sewage can contain …

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Adventures in Leadership helps new students transition to Elon

Air conditioning, cell phone service and a bed – all the comforts of home that 24 new freshmen left behind when they participated in the Adventures in Leadership (AIL) rafting and rock climbing session this summer. The rafting and whitewater climbing session was one of six held in July across North Carolina for members of Elon’s Class of 2026, from …

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LUS asks Lafayette City Council for a 3-year rate increase on electricity and water

The Lafayette Utilities System is asking the city council to approve a three-year rate increase plan for electricity, water and sewer to offset rising capital and operating costs. The request comes as LUS bills have risen sharply this summer thanks in large part to a massive increase in the price of natural gas, which is a key component of electricity …

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Industrial decarbonization: the path to a cleaner future

Industrial decarbonization Industrial decarbonization is crucial in the fight against climate change and boron plays a vital role in reducing emissions from power plants. NEW YORK, USA, Aug. 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Industrial Decarbonization As the United States strives to decarbonize its economy and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, players across multiple industry sectors must play a critical …

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Saskatchewan. COVID-19 sewage levels remain low, though some cities see rising trend: report

Viral loads in sewage in Saskatoon, North Battleford and Prince Albert are trending up but still below the 2022 average, University of Saskatchewan researchers observe in their new weekly COVID-19 report. The researchers monitored the three cities to determine the viral load and provide insight into the presence of the virus in these regions. In an email, one of the …

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More human remains found at Lake Mead as water levels drop due to drought

National Park Service rangers found more human remains at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas over the weekend. Why is this important: It is the fourth such discovery at the nation’s largest reservoir by volume since May, as a mega-drought drops Lake Mead water levels to the lowest since 1937, per access point. Details: “National Park …

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Why Joint Venture to Develop Bugesera Special Economic Zone is Timely | The new times

The Government of Rwanda and ARISE Integrated Industrial Platforms (ARISE IIP), a pan-African company that designs, develops, finances, designs and operates industrial ecosystems across Africa, have entered into a joint venture to develop the Bugesera Special Economic Zone. The joint venture agreement was approved by the cabinet last week. Bugesera Special Economic Zone is located in Gashora Sector, Bugesera District, …

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Harare cancels Pomona waste agreement

Harare City Council has decided to cancel the Pomona waste management agreement which was imposed on the local authority by the Department of Local Government. The Council had decided to suspend the 30-year agreement for a month before the latest developments. The local authority also ignored local government minister July Moyo’s order asking the council to pay a $1.5 million …

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Children of War – The New York Times

No casualty of war emerges without suffering some sort of loss: a gutted home. A loved one has disappeared. A torn life. Yet no one loses more in war than children – scarred by its lifelong devastation. In Ukraine, time is running out to prevent another “lost generation” – the phrase often used not only for the young lives taken, …

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Thames Water is keeping the drought emergency plant CLOSED ‘because it costs too much to run on electricity’

A £250million emergency drought plant built by Thames Water may have been closed due to “the cost of electricity”, a local MP has said. The Beckton desalination plant in east London has been promised as a major reserve of drinking water to cope with drier British summers – but in a summer that has already seen the hottest temperatures on …

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Nuclear Waste Management System Market Overview with Detailed Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Future Growth and Forecast to 2028 – Shanghaiist

The latest report on the Nuclear Waste Management System Market is a rich resource of front-line data and analysis of the factors driving the growth of this business sphere. It also encompasses a host of risk prevention plans to help companies engage in opportunities that can generate strong profits in years to come. Additionally, the report includes verifiable projections for …

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Graphene-based nano-sponges are effective industrial wastewater filters

Engineers from the University of Vienna have developed a new composite material that is an effective filter for removing organic pollutants from water. The system uses super-porous “nano-sponges” embedded on a sheet of graphene. Key to the new filters is a class of materials called covalent organic frameworks (COFs). These structures are extremely porous, giving them a massive surface area …

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Governor Edwards and economic development officials to travel to the Netherlands and France to further develop water management and economic partnerships

BATON ROUGE, The. – This Friday, Governor John Bel Edwards will lead a delegation of business and state leaders on an economic development, water management and resilience mission to the Netherlands and France. The delegation includes representatives from Louisiana Economic Development, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Gulf Water Institute, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program, Port …

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to protect our planet, they must be exposed

This spring, I taught a new undergraduate course in environmental sociology. Most of my students took the course because they were curious to see what their desire to live more sustainably had to do with sociology. At week three – after a deep dive into the troubling connections between fossil capitalism (capitalism’s reliance on fossil fuels), waste colonialism (the unfair …

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Kerala’s solid waste management project faces major challenge – The New Indian Express

Express press service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The implementation of the 2,300 crore Kerala Solid Waste Management Project (KSWMP) jointly funded by the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is facing a huge challenge. The Herculean task before the government of Kerala is to acquire 130 acres of land required for the establishment of five sanitary landfills – the mandatory …

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With rising costs, Waynesville accepts sewage treatment offer

Now entering its seventh year, the process of replacing Waynesville’s outdated sewage treatment plant has become a frustrating saga that only gets more nerve-wracking — and expensive — the longer it drags on. With that in mind, aldermen awarded the contract to build the project last Tuesday, fearing the price could continue to rise if they wait any longer. “As …

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4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day featured nutrient management and water quality research

Lincoln, Neb. -The University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2022 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Field Day to Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center July 19 featured knowledge and tools on improving nutrient management and water quality through research and demonstrations. 64 participants attended, including BDNI staff, growers, crop consultants, extension educators, graduate students, faculty, industry representatives and other customers. Nitrogen certification was also …

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Nigerian minister advocates cooperation between water, energy and food security sectors

1 The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu, has called for cooperation between the Nigerian water, energy and food security sectors to address all the challenges that hinder socio-economic development. 2 Adamu made the call on Tuesday for the opening of a three-day cross-sectoral national dialogue on “the nexus between water, energy and food security”, which was held in …

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Republic Services raises trash rates in Springfield, citing inflation

Recently, Republic Services increased its price for garbage services. Many Springfield customers are upset, but Republic Services says the rate increase is simply the result of “increased operating expenses.” Republic Services customers have reported seeing unexpected “fuel” charges added to their bills. A customer who shared his bill with the News-Leader showed a fuel charge that raised his price by …

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Waste transfer stations to increase Bangalore’s waste disposal bill

In a landmark decision, the state government has approved BBMP’s proposal to build three large garbage transfer stations in different parts of the city at a total cost of Rs 305 crore. The project aims to end the transfer of garbage from dumpsters to compactors, a practice widely seen as degrading public places. But the project, which does not include …

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Saskatchewan. sewage data shows growing strain of BA.5 variant, except in Prince Albert

University of Saskatchewan researchers using sewage to determine the extent of COVID-19 in the community have found that the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron is becoming more prominent, but not quite the dominant strain of the virus in the province. The latest report released by the research team on Sunday states that the total viral load remains “relatively low, indicating a …

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UNICEF Kenya Humanitarian Situation Report No. 2 (Drought) – 1 June to 30 June 2022 – Kenya

Attachments Strong points: According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Food Security Report of June 2022, and after four consecutive failed rainy seasons, the number of people facing food insecurity in Kenya has fallen from 3, 5 million to 4.1 million. · A total of 9,539 children (4,998 girls, 4,541 boys) were admitted for treatment of severe acute malnutrition …

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