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Coverage of water purification since April 22, 2022.

The CHFCA is delighted to welcome Fuel Positive as a new start-up member

"...FuelPositives patent-pending system includes an electrolyzer to produce hydrogen from water, a nitrogen generator to produce nitrogen from air, and a novel patent-pending ammonia synthesis converter to produce green ammonia from nitrogen and green hydrogen. FuelPositives first customers will be farmers who use ammonia to fertilize their crops..."

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Concern raised over water quality issues at Petitcodiac Health Centre

"...Roughly 24,000 people frequent the health centre every year for everything from medical testing to doctor's appointments. The facility runs on well water. According to Blaine Lynch, Horizon Health's regional director of Facilities, Engineering and Property Management, Horizon installed a new UV water purification system “earlier this year” in an effort to rectify the water quality issues..."

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Natural Allies: Great Lakes Water Quality

"...Pollution across the Canada-US water border, particularly from Detroit, had been one of the main reasons for including a clause about pollution in the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty. Shortly after its creation, the International Joint Commission (IJC) addressed transboundary water pollution in the Niagara, Detroit, and St. Clair Rivers..."

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Ongoing costs from Elephant Hill wildfire pegged at $1B a year: report Globalnews.ca

"...The economic analysis shows how resources, including wild food, timber, regulation of clean water supply and clean air, as well culture and well-being services, were affected by the fire. The research estimated a range that varied widely for some resources. For instance, it determined the lost value in regulating water and stabilizing soils to mitigate floods and landslides was between $58 million and $101 million per year..."

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Turkey earthquake: B.C. firefighters help rescue woman trapped in building Globalnews.ca

"...The window to find survivors of the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria Monday is rapidly closing..."

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Canadian groups deploy workers, send aid to Turkey, Syria earthquake survivors

"...“Following a disaster, access to basic supplies becomes nearly impossible. This includes clean drinking water, with damage from the earthquake disrupting existing infrastructure such as water reservoirs,” the organization wrote in a statement..."

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CES 2023: Companies tout environmental tech innovations

"...Granholm also spoke about expanding the use of clean energy, including some forms of hydrogen, fusion and geothermal energy, highlighting the latter as an opportunity for the oil and gas industry..."

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Businesses and investors need to join the race to revive biodiversity

"...According to anOECD report, ecosystem services from biodiversity, such as crop pollination, water purification, flood protection and carbon sequestration, are worth an estimated US$125-140 trillion per year. About US$44 trillion per year of this global outputis dependent on nature ..."

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Chicagos city-owned buildings will shift to 100 percent renewable energy

"...In a statement, Lightfoot proclaimed that the agreement with Constellation, which will kick off in January 2023 with an initial five-year term, demonstrates that the City of Chicago is leading by example and driving high-impact climate action, building the clean energy workforce of the future and equitably distributing meaningful benefits to foster the local clean energy economy for all. ..."

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Bedford, N.S. woman's water purification system to launch pilot project in Africa Globalnews.ca

"...Founded by 20-year-old Rachel Brouwer, The Purification Project will bring water purification systems to vulnerable Kenyan and Gambian communities living without access to safe water. When Brouwer was 11 years old, she realized not everyone in the world had access to clean drinking water after reading a sign on a hiking trip that read, Caution, do not drink. The water source is contaminated..."

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Fast-deploying solar/hydrogen nanogrid wheels emergency power off-grid

"...Michigan energy systems company Sesame Solar announced this week what it calls the world's first 100-percent renewable mobile nanogrid. Powered by both its wing-like solar panel spread and green hydrogen, the next-generation modular nanogrid gets transported into off-grid emergency zones and goes live in a matter of minutes, delivering weeks of autonomous electricity where it's desperately needed. Sesame developed the new nanogrid as a cleaner alternative to options powered by fossil fuels..."

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Ducks Unlimited using towers to analyze wetlands for carbon capture

"...Towers equipped with sensors are deployed on farms and ranches near Riding Mountain National Park - the first time flux towers will measure wetland emissions within the Prairie Pothole Region. Spanning Western Canada and several American states, the region contains natural grasslands and wetlands which provide flood and drought mitigation, water purification, carbon sequestration and biodiversity..."

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Water Purifcation Systems for Hiking, Biking & More, Plus Magnetic Declination and Compass Choice

"...01:26 Is there a water purification system that is suitable for self-propelled journeys such as bike-packing and back-packing, that will deal with viruses, bacteria, pollutants, etc? ..."

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Solar Flares, Water Purification and How Your Boss Can't Text You After Work | Stories of the Week

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Academic Research

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Modified, Ecologically Destructed, and Disappeared ? History of Urban Wetlands in Helsinki Metropolitan Area

"...They offer various ecosystem services in cities, for example, by mitigating the risk of floods, providing water purification, groundwater regulation, and biodiversity promotion..."

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Ecosystem services provided by river-floodplain ecosystems

"...RFEs provide valuable regulating services, including water regulation, storm protection, erosion control, water purification, waste treatment, and disease control..."

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Challenges and opportunities in the use of ponds and pondscapes as Nature-based Solutions

"...Ponds and ?pondscapes? (networks of ponds) are crucial habitats for biodiversity and for delivering multiple benefits to humans, so-called ?Nature?s Contribution to People?, such as climate mitigation and adaptation to climate change, creation, and maintenance of habitat for biodiversity, water purification, flood mitigation and cultural benefits (e..."

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Application of Bivalve Molluscs in the Biological Purification of Polluted Natural Waters

"...These circumstances make it possible to design special bioreactors that can be used, together with other hydrobionts, such as algae and bacteria, for biological treatment of natural reservoirs polluted by sewage..."

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Ecological function zoning based on ecosystem service bundles and trade-offs: a study of Dongjiang Lake Basin, China

"...Based on the ecosystem service bundles at the township, combined with the trade-off intensity, the watershed was finally divided into four ecological functional zones, namely, agricultural product supply area (southern part in the study area), economic forestry area (northeast regions in the study area), water supply area (western areas of the study area), and forest conservation area (northern areas in the study area), accounting for 29..."

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Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Pollution Reshaped the Relationship Between Water Supply and Demand in the Huaihe River Wat

"...In this study, based on the potential water supply, the water demand and the Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs (In-VEST) water purification models, we estimated the TN and TP pollution from agricultural fertilizer, livestock and poultry breeding, and rural residents in the Huaihe River watershed and simulated TN and TP impacts on the relationship between water supply and demand..."

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Purification Efficiency of Two Ecotypes of Wetland Plants on Subtropical Eutrophic Lakes in China

"...In general, the purification capacity of Phragmites australis is slightly higher than that of Zizania caduciflora and precipitation had positive effects on the pollutants concentration of wetland water..."

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How do ecosystem services evolve across urban?rural transitional landscapes of Beijing?Tianjin?Hebei region in China: patterns,

"...Context Urbanization process has greatly changed urban?rural landscape patterns and the ecosystem services (ESs) they provide..."

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Protein-Based Biomaterials for Sustainable Remediation of Aquatic Environments

"...Remediation of aquatic environments and reclamation of its water is a sustainable approach for generating clean drinking water..."

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