Waste-water woes: How sewage capacity could bog down growth in the Pembina Valley

The Pembina Valley's population growth is outpacing the rest of the country, but the southern Manitoba region has a big, stinky problem that could stand in the way of continued growth.
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Even without federal infrastructure deal, cities continue to invest

The rising price of water continues to raise questions about affordability for households at the bottom of the income distribution.

Is drilling and fracking waste on your sidewalk or in your pool?

Oil and gas waste, which is exempt from hazardous waste rules, is commonly used in commercial applications.

The next big bet in fracking

Fledgling companies, many backed by private equity, are rushing to help shale drillers deal with one of their trickiest problems: what to do with the vast volumes of wastewater that are a byproduct of fracking wells.
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Watch: Seneca Nation celebrates after fracking water treatment permits are revoked

The Seneca Nation of Indians have declared victory after a proposed project to treat fracking wastewater at the headwaters of the Allegheny River was nixed by the local water authority. EHN previously reported on the widespread opposition to the project.

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Peter Fisher: Fixing cities' water crises could send our climate targets down the gurgler

Cities all over the world are facing growing challenges to provide clean, reliable water. And many of the fixes, such as desalination plants, have a huge carbon footprint.

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Residents near the world's fourth largest hydroelectric power plant say the Belo Monte dam has made their houses prone to floods of waste water.

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President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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