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Desalination Is Booming. But What About All That Toxic Brine?
Wired

Desalination plants turn seawater into drinking water, but also pump hypersaline water back into the environment. That's especially troubling because desal has become extremely popular. more…

The Dirty Truth About Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water
Gizmodo.com

As countries in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere struggle to find enough freshwater to meet demand, they’re increasingly turned to the ocean. Desalination plants, located in 177 countries, can help turn seawater into freshwater. Unfortunately, these pla… more…

Smog-Choked Bangkok Is Going to Make It Rain
Gizmodo.com

In the capital of Thailand, a bout of toxic air has gotten so bad that officials are planning to literally make it rain to combat the smog. Read more... more…

This Coal Lobbyist Should Not Run the E.P.A.
The New York Times

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler waits to address EPA staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, in July. more…

The Arab country turning to 'female Viagra'
BBC News

Egypt is the first Arab country to authorise the sale of flibanserin - but how well is it going down? more…

Muck-spreading could be banned to reduce air pollution
The Guardian (AU)

New government strategy aims to reduce ammonia emissions by changing farming methods Muck-spreading, the agricultural practice of spraying fields with liquid manure, may have to be banned or severely curtailed under government plans to reduce air pollution. A… more…

World's oldest periodic table chart emerges from obscurity - CNET
Cnet.com

Germanium, discovered in 1886, is not included on the chart. more…

9 foods that could help with anxiety
Thisisinsider.com

40 million adults have anxiety disorders. There are certain vitamins and minerals that have science backed evidence of lowering anxiety. Some foods include chocolate, spinach, and turkey. In the US, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults 18 and older. One… more…

A photographer spent months exploring a town on the frontlines of Britain's fracking war and returned with intimate photos of the people behind it
Business Insider

For the last seven years, shale gas developer Cuadrilla Resources has fought to bring hydraulic fracturing to the United Kingdom. Fracking allows oil producers to extract oil and natural gas from shale rock. But fracking is controversial, linked to serious en… more…

Andreessen Horowitz is starting to invest in an area of healthcare that the firm has historically avoided
Business Insider

When Andreessen Horowitz was founded in 2009, the venture capital firm didn't expect to invest in healthcare. That changed in 2015, when the firm launched its $200 million bio-fund, which focused on investing in software companies in healthcare. Now on its se… more…

Brooklinen's $100 bathrobe is the little luxury I never thought I needed
Business Insider

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Little luxuries and small indulgences that make you feel great are one of the best ways to treat … more…

From low energy to trouble sleeping, here are 6 signs you could be experiencing chronic fatigue
Thisisinsider.com

Chronic fatigue is different from a temporary feeling of fatigue or just feeling a bit tired. Some signs of chronic fatigue include mood changes or feeling "new" or different types of headaches. Another sign of chronic fatigue is when you've begun to have tro… more…

6 skin-care products with SPF that make everyday skin protection simple
Business Insider

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. If you ask any of the experts, putting on sunscreen is one of the best things you can do for your… more…

Huge swarms of jellyfish are making it difficult to swim in the Mediterranean — and they're there because tuna is disappearing from the sea
Business Insider

Menorca is a protected nature reserve whose diverse species of seaweed, fish, and shellfish make it the Mediterranean's equivalent of the Great Barrier Reef. But while the land on Menorca is protected, the sea around it is plagued by unregulated fishing, tour… more…

Oysters play a huge role in keeping the oceans clean — but we're killing up to 90% of them in some areas
Business Insider

Oysters play a large role in keeping the sea clean and full of life. Just one oyster can filter up to 50 gallons (227 liters) of water a day, removing pollutants and chemicals. But the populations of oysters around the world have collapsed. Now scientists are… more…

Florida city moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs - Rossland News
Rosslandnews.com

Florida city moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs Rossland News Last year, Hawaii banned the sale or distribution of sunscreens containing the ingredients beginning in 2021. View full coverage on Google News more…

Florida city moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs - Saanich News
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Florida city moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs Saanich News Last year, Hawaii banned the sale or distribution of sunscreens containing the ingredients beginning in 2021. View full coverage on Google News more…

Florida city moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs - Agassiz-Harrison Observer
Agassizharrisonobserver.com

Florida city moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs Agassiz-Harrison Observer Last year, Hawaii banned the sale or distribution of sunscreens containing the ingredients beginning in 2021. View full coverage on Google News more…

Burnaby fire crews contain storage shed fire near Kinder Morgan tank facility - Global News
Globalnews.ca

Burnaby fire crews contain storage shed fire near Kinder Morgan tank facility Global News Fire breaks out on Burnaby Mountain near Trans Mountain tank farm CityNews Vancouver Stubborn fire on Burnaby Mountain challenges crews CTV News Burnaby Mountain worksho… more…

Germany at risk of recession but economists keep faith - Times of Malta
Timesofmalta.com

Germany at risk of recession but economists keep faith Times of Malta German economy posts weakest growth in five years CNBC Merkel Seeks to Preserve Jobs While Curbing German Coal Industry Bloomberg German economic growth cools in 2018 to lowest rate in five… more…

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