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How are metals obtained from nature?

How are metals obtained from nature?

In all of our homes, cars, computers or mobile devices, there are minerals extracted from nature. The industrial activity involves huge numbers in the whole spectrum: volume of materials, [...]

Bacteria can generate energy and purify water

Bacteria can generate energy and purify water

The electroactive bacteria system is an efficient energy-generation method that offers zero waste. Technically speaking, the microbes feed on organic matter and spontaneously generate electricity [...]

Is water desalination the best answer to the water crisis?

Is water desalination the best answer to the water crisis?

Global water crisis is a reality and forecasts are far from hopeful: the UN says that “by 2030, the planet will experience a 40% deficit in water, unless the management of such precious resource [...]

Do you know how much the Guanabara Bay pollution costs?

Do you know how much the Guanabara Bay pollution costs?

The billionaire sum relates to possible impacts on tourism, transport, health, and life quality of the citizens; here's what happened to the Rio-16 decontamination system for the Olympic games

Bill Gates unveils toilet that turns human waste into fertilizer

Bill Gates unveils toilet that turns human waste into fertilizer

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invest in developing new technologies that can improve the performance of existing toilets and create alternatives to worldwide access to basic sanitation

Where does the water on our planet come from?

Where does the water on our planet come from?

Asteroids and comets are the most accepted hypothesis; nevertheless, a new study shows that a solar nebula could have been the first source of water on our planet

Scientists find liquid water in Mars for the first time

Scientists find liquid water in Mars for the first time

Unprecedented discovery increases chances of finding life on Mars and rises the hopes of settling human missions and colonies on the red planet

Photo contest questions money impact in water management

Photo contest questions money impact in water management

This year’s theme for the photography contest was carried out by Water Integrity Network (WIN) which tackled the question: where and how does money flow in the water sector? According to the [...]

Rainwater Harvesting: an alternative for water scarcity

Rainwater Harvesting: an alternative for water scarcity

A recent study about the global rainwater harvesting market shows that larger systems will demand higher maintenance than domestic ones