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‘Toilet-to-Tap’ Wastewater Recycling Takes Off as Water Supplies Shrink

Recycled wastewater has been used for decades to irrigate crops, golf courses and landscapes. Now, with water scarcity affecting growing areas globally, more communities are looking to turn treated sewage into potable water — and this creates a huge opportunity for companies including Dow Chemical that provide toilet-to-tap technology. “Communities … Read more »

Water Startups Use Creativity to Sell Technology

Water startups trying to sell their technology are increasingly having to be flexible and offer creative approaches to water shortage problems to find a home for their work, according to Reuters. As water availability dwindles, startups that use pipe sensors, filtration systems and pumps to generate information to better monitor water quality, reduce leakage … Read more »

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Consumer Electronics Show Roundup: Intel, Toyota, BMW, Bosch

Here’s a roundup of green tech news from the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced during his keynote address that for the first time the minerals used in its microprocessor silicon and packages have not been sourced from conflict zones as concluded by either a … Read more »

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Rubber Industry to Create Sustainability Standards

The International Rubber Study Group aims to set up a voluntary certification program and standards for sustainable natural rubber, a $30 billion a cash crop, the Wall Street Journal reports. Skyrocketing demand in the last decade and led to record-high prices and new rubber plantations outside of Thailand, Indonesia and … Read more »

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Dreamliner Woes Continue With Brake Issues

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner had to make an emergency landing on Sunday because of a brake system problem, which marks the third time this month that a Dreamliner airplane has run into problems, AFP reports. The United Airlines flight was en route to Denver from Houston when the problem with … Read more »