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Chlorine Creates Toxic By-Products in Drinking Water: Study

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Chlorine creates previously unidentified toxic by-products in the very drinking water it’s meant to disinfect, according to a new study. "There's no doubt that chlorine...

Study Examines Prevalence of Microplastics in Coastal Environments

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Estuarine and coastal environments play a crucial role as a buffer between land, freshwater environments, and the open ocean where plastic debris accumulates. Despite performing...

Collaboration and High-Res Maps Improve Flood Risk Management: Study

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Community collaboration and high-resolution maps are key factors in delivering effective flood risk management, according to a new study. "The impacts of flooding continue to...

Researchers Develop Device to Purify Arsenic-Contaminated Water in a Single Step

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A group of researchers has developed a new device that can purify and remediate arsenic-contaminated water in a single step. Using specialized polymer electrodes, the...

Climate Change Will Impact Urban Water Consumption: Study

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Outdoor water consumption is linked to temperature, according to a recent study led by researchers at Concordia University. This information can provide city planners...

Anti-Sprawl Policies May Be Harming Water Quality: Study

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Urban growth boundaries are created by governments in an effort to concentrate urban development—buildings, roads, and the utilities that support them—within a defined area....

Response to Fire Impacts Water Levels 40 Years into Future: Study

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Water levels are still increased up to 40 years after a wildfire, according to a new paper published in the journal Hydrological Processes. “Trees work...

Top Five Great Lakes Stories of 2019

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The following five news stories on topics related to the Great Lakes were among the most read news stories on Water Canada's website in...

How We Transport Water in Our Bodies Inspires New Water Filtration...

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A multidisciplinary group of engineers and scientists has discovered a new method for water filtration that may have implications for a variety of technologies,...

U of T Researchers Develop Sponge that Removes Oil from Water

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University of Toronto (U of T) researchers have developed a new strategy to remove tiny oil droplets from wastewater with more than 90 per...

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