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Sustainable U: Fast fashion and its environmental impact

"...This consists of both water consumption and water pollution. For starters, it’s not surprising that the fashion industry is a super-soaker consumer of freshwater with textile dying being the second largest polluter of water streams globally. It takes up to 2,000 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans..."

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Expansion announced at Denis St. Pierre Water Pollution Control Plant

"...Lakeshore mayor, Tom Bain, talks about the expansion of the sewage treatment plant that will help solve the capacity issue slowing development, Tuesday, Nov..."

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Lakeshore breaks ground on $55-million investment in water treatment

"...The Town of Lakeshore broke ground on a $55 million investment in water treatment, but a “pause” on development will remain in place until 2023. “We’ve had much more growth - rapid growth - than we expected,” says Lakeshore CAO Trouper McBride. “We noticed back in 2018 that the plant was receiving more flows,” says McBride..."

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Coal provinces ‘co-ordinated’ fight against federal water pollution rules The Narwhal

"...Four provincial governments strategized on a “co-ordinated approach” to overhaul proposed federal regulations aimed at reducing water pollution from coal mines, according to an internal briefing note from Alberta’s environment ministry..."

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How Edmonton could ban plastic bags, straws and styrofoam by 2023

"..."There are environmental, social, and economic impacts from the production, consumption and disposal of SUI, such as greenhouse gas emissions, consumption of natural resources, and water pollution. "..."

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LETTERS: Writer sticking to his views on global warming

"...By the way, one hot summer in British Columbia does not speak for the entire globe. Neither does a 24-hour rainfall and consequent flooding. As before, manmade air and water pollution, such as in India or China, is to be scorned, but the sun still rules when it comes to climate..."

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Winnipeg mayor optimistic deal to update sewage plant not far off

"...Mayor Brian Bowman says he's hoping a deal between the city and the province is not far off when it comes to funding for updates to the North End Water Pollution Control Centre..."

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LETTER: Now is the time to deal with climate change

"...It may appear that the global pandemic slowed climate change. Carbon emissions were down for a while, as was air and water pollution. A reduction in traffic has allowed animals to get back some of their habitats..."

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Talk of potential sale of Teck coal mines prompts concerns about contamination in B.C.’s Elk Valley The Narwhal

"...Enormous waste rock piles at a string of coal mines in B. C. ’s Elk Valley have been a decades-long source of water pollution, caused by leached selenium, which is toxic to fish and other aquatic life even at low levels, as well as other contaminants such as calcite, which can solidify streambeds, degrading fish habitat..."

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The immersive exhibition explores plastic pollution.

"...Artist, Paula Nishikawara, shares the details of her new exhibition at the Vancouver Maritime Museum that tackles the theme of water pollution..."

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Singlet oxygen selectively degrades oxytetracycline in fenton-like oxidation

"...As a simple and efficient advanced oxidation technology, Fenton-like oxidation has been considered as an effective way for water pollution. singlet oxygen, as an electrophilic non-radical, exhibits excellent anti-interference to background substrates, and can help to achieve the selective removal of organic pollutants containing electron-rich groups. However, in most Fenton-like reactions, the yield of singlet oxygen is low and the contribution is small..."

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Dragonflies: Species losses and gains in Germany

"...The researchers found both losses and gains, but are concerned about the decline of species using standing water habitats. Decreases were observed in 29% of species, mainly in cold-adapted species that prefer standing water habitats such as bogs and fens. Many of these species are already threatened with extinction..."

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Class 4 Water Pollution Control Facility Operator - City of Portage la Prairie (Portage la Prairie, MB)

"...Under the direction of the Water Pollution Control Facility Supervisor, the operator ensures the safe and effective monitoring and operation of the wastewater treatment processes and equipment, and acts as Operator in Charge as required.  ..."

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Sewage Treatment Plant Operator (Level I, II or III) - Comox Valley Regional District (Courtenay, BC)

"...What we value – Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Social Responsibility - coupled with a commitment to leadership excellence and a resolute focus on serving the residents of the Comox Valley, help to create an organizational culture that’s second to none..."

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Sewage Treatment Plant Operator (Level I, II or III) - Comox Valley Regional District (Courtenay, BC)

"...The Sewage Treatment Plant Operator is responsible for assisting in the operation, maintenance, repair and upkeep of the Comox Valley Water Pollution Control Centre, pump stations and other related equipment and facilities including the landfill gas collection system located at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre..."

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Sewage Treatment Plant Operator I - Comox Valley Regional District (Courtenay, BC)

"...Experienced in the operation, maintenance and repair of wastewater systems with over one up to two years of related experience, including knowledge of related procedures, bylaws, methods, tools and equipment;..."

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Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about water pollution.

Climate-Smart Dairy Practices in Uruguay | Climate Stories on Climate Action

"...In the watershed of Santa Lucia, Uruguay, a new effluent waste management system reduced water pollution, cut the need for chemical fertilizers, enhanced carbon sequestration and soil quality..."

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The case for drinking treated wastewater. (Yes, from the toilet.) | Just Might Work by Freethink

"...In the U. S. , concern over droughts and water pollution have ignited a unique solution for preserving one of our most vital resources — advanced wastewater treatment for human consumption, also known as direct potable reuse..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about water pollution relevant to the latest news.

Responses of surface water quality to future land cover and climate changes in the Neka River basin, Northern Iran

"...Studying the effects of these factors on water quality, provides important insight for water resource management and optimizing land planning given increasing water scarcity and water pollution..."

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Growing Menace of Microplastics in and Around the Coastal Ecosystem

"...Such harmful impacts are very much visible in various forms like air pollution, water pollution, toxic chemicals, waste generation and management issues, and degradation of land..."

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Understanding Sustainable Agriculture

"...Globally, food and agricultural production systems are confronted with unprecedented problems due to the increased demand for food due to population growth, increased hunger and malnutrition, unfavourable climate change consequences, overexploitation of natural resources, loss of biodiversity and food loss and waste..."

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Temporal trends and source apportionment of water pollution in Honghu Lake, China

"...Correlation analysis identified untreated industrial wastewater (UIW) as the main pollution source affecting CODMn concentrations in Honghu Lake, while untreated domestic sewage discharge (UDS) was identified as the main pollution source affecting BOD and F..."

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Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass Waste to Amorphous Phase Carbon for Treating Industrial Waste Water

"...The first part of the chapter overviews the recent advances in thermochemical processes; used to produce functionalized lingo-cellulosic fiber, biochar and activated carbon for water treatmentwhich can strengthen sustainable circular economy..."

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Functions of various bacteria for specific pollutants degradation and their application in wastewater treatment: a review

"...Nowadays, wastewater pollution has become a serious deterioration problem for biotic and abiotic environs due to tenacity, and bioremediation plays a significant role in restoring pollutions..."

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Water Pollution from Construction Industry: An Introduction

"...Pollutants from construction sites can soak into the groundwater as well, which is more difficult to treat than the surface water..."

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Ecological wetland paradigm drives water source improvement in the stream network of Yangtze River Delta

"...Ecological wetlands ameliorated source water quality, and reduced drinking water treatment reagents, thereby bringing about economic benefits..."

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Can China?s pollution reduction mandates improve transboundary water pollution?

"...Because the central government has put the pollutant reduction into the promotion evaluation, and pollution control in the downstream area of a province mainly brings benefit to other regions, the provincial officials are incentivized to reduce the water pollutants away from the downstream city and strengthen environmental regulation within the province..."

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