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Today’s Solutions: July 19, 2024

Innovative drought relief in C

Innovative drought relief in California: from toilet to tap

California is pioneering a daring strategy of turning sewage into safe, potable water in response to the severe concerns of water scarcity exacerbated by climate change. The State Water Resources Control Board approved laws that allow treated wastewater to flow straight into Californians' taps, Read More...

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This sustainable pigment is made from sewage sludge

While it may be comforting to think that everything we send down the drain somehow magically disappears without leaving an ecological footprint behind, that is far from what actually happens. In reality, the process involves cleaning the waste at a treatment plant, where water is cleaned and Read More...

Poo-bus gives biomethane a goo

Poo-bus gives biomethane a good name in Bristol

What could be more renewable, local and green than biogas made from sewage? The new Bio-Bus that rides through Bristol successfully showcases the feasibility of harnessing energy from waste. The city's vision is to wean the fleet off fossil fuels, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and Read More...