Teen Wins Google Science Fair For Microplastic Removal Method

An imaginative and enterprising young man may have just cracked the code for battling one of the world’s most pervasive and difficult-to-treat water contaminants, as 18-year-old Fionn Ferreira took home the top prize at the Google Science Fair for his technique of removing microplastics.

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Large Boat ‘Scrubbers’ Clean The Air At The Expense Of Source Water Quality

While the use of exhaust “scrubbers” on seabound vessels may be benefiting air quality, it now seems that this trend is coming at the expense of the world’s source water. “The toxins do not just disappear,” The Guardian reported. “Aside from being acidic, scrubbers contain heavy metals that accumulate in marine food chains… What most concerns experts, though, are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These have been linked to several types of cancers and reproductive dysfunction in marine animals.”

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Read more about the article New Nutrient Reduction Project In Florida Could Provide National Model For Source Water Protection
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in cooperation with the South Florida Water Management District, is mechanically removing invasive floating plants and floating tussocks from the south end of Lake Kissimmee.

New Nutrient Reduction Project In Florida Could Provide National Model For Source Water Protection

As warmer weather, increased flooding, and the continued use of nutrient-laden fertilizers all combine to drive harmful algal bloom in source water this season, a major project in Florida is exploring an innovative solution to the problem.

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Read more about the article Imperiled Source Water Body Could Be Environmental Savior As Source for Lithium
Drilling for lithium and geothermal has begun at the Salton Sea in an area known for geothermal energy production near Niland, CA, on Nov. 23, 2021. Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun

Imperiled Source Water Body Could Be Environmental Savior As Source for Lithium

While it’s well known that source water scarcity is presenting numerous drinking water problems across the country — forcing consumer cutbacks, interstate conflicts, and more — recent innovation has uncovered a silver lining, right in the heart of this historic drought.

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Read more about the article This St. Patrick’s Day Tradition Has Consumers Worried About Source Water Quality
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This St. Patrick’s Day Tradition Has Consumers Worried About Source Water Quality

As St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated across the country, cities like Tampa Bay and Chicago are preparing to dye local source waterbodies a festive green. And that leads many consumers to wonder if this flashy tradition is damaging our source water.

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As Beijing Makes 49 Million Gallon’s Worth Of Snow, Source Water Pays Price

As the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics reaches its conclusion, it may not be best remembered for its opening ceremony, international comradery or fierce competition. Rather, the event’s source water impact could be its most significant legacy.

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Read more about the article Meet The Solar-Powered Robotic Film That Could Be Our Best Chance To Fight Oil Spills
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Meet The Solar-Powered Robotic Film That Could Be Our Best Chance To Fight Oil Spills

Among the numerous threats to drinking water and wastewater quality presented by ongoing climate change, the increasing likelihood of oil spills at sea is one of the most challenging. As ABC News reported recently, with sea levels rising and stronger storms striking, these water-contamination events could become more likely than ever.

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