Invasive species not best conservation tool, study says

Harnessing an invasive fish species sounded like a promising conservation tool to help reverse the destruction wreaked by zebra mussels on endangered native mollusks in the Great Lakes - except that it won't work, says a ...

The chemistry behind Flint's water crisis

When the city of Flint switched drinking water sources in 2014, it triggered a health emergency as startlingly high levels of lead turned up in the water. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine ...

Our water pipes crawl with millions of bacteria

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have discovered that our drinking water is to a large extent purified by millions of "good bacteria" found in water pipes and purification plants. So far, the knowledge about them ...

New measurement method for replacement of gas and water network

Twente PhD researcher Emiel Drenth has developed a method to determine the remaining service life of gas and water pipes. His method, which is known as micro hardness indentation, can be used on pipes made of rigid PVC (uPVC). ...

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