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Superbugs make green energy from black waste

A costly health problem facing countries all over the world โ€“ petroleum contamination of groundwater โ€“ could soon be tackled by armies of the world's tiniest inhabitants turning toxic waste into green electricity.

dateSep 18, 2013 in Environment
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Getting more from groundwater

By 2050, around 4 billion people will be living in countries with water shortages. Innovative techniques are urgently needed to squeeze every drop from the resources available, and a team of European scientists ...

dateSep 18, 2013 in Environment
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Using heat to beat toxins

Researchers have developed a promising way to cleanse the environment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) โ€“ some of the most insidious toxins known to humans.

dateSep 17, 2013 in Environment
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Superbugs offer solvent solution

A world-first superbug is to undergo field trials to clean up two of Australia's most polluted industrial sites at Port Botany in NSW and Altona in Melbourne in the coming year.

dateSep 16, 2013 in Environment
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Go with the flow

Two farmers plant alfalfa. One doesn't worry about his water supply; he can use as much as he wants on his crop. The other also can use all the water he wants, but he has to pay a tax on it. Who is likely ...

dateAug 20, 2013 in Environment
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