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UK Utility Plans Europe’s First Phosphorus Recovery Plant

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Meanwhile in the United States, phosphorus levels in fresh water remain high and progress is absent, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

Scotland Advances Renewable Energy Development

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The country's first minister says Scotland could become the 'world's first hydro-economy.'

First Inland Desalination Plant Opens in the UK

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Located in East London’s Beckton, the Thames Water desalination plant is slated to be used during times of drought. But some local politicians argue that the facility is a waste of energy.

Climate Change, Population Growth Threaten to Dry Up Britain’s Rivers

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As Britain's water supply faces fluctuation, an environmental group is calling for systemic reform and improved conservation.

UK Reliance on Imported Water Leaves Country Vulnerable, Study

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Many places the country currently imports products from may begin to see problems meeting domestic water demand in the coming decades, possibly causing a shortage of goods for the country, a study says.

British Company Creates Cheap, Small-Scale Desalination for Agriculture

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The new system, which uses sub-surface pipes to remove salts and deliver water to plants on demand, grew 200 prosopis trees in the United Arab Emirates' desert during a test-run.

Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought

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"...for every Bushman caught, accused, arrested and roughed up, several others sneaked in to gather or hunt, preferring to live freely without official help, without water that had strings attached."

Peter Gleick: Climate-change Deniers Versus the Scientific Societies of the World -- Who Should we Listen to?

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Where should the public, not versed in climate science, look for their information and knowledge about this debate about climate change?

UK Water Company Turns Fecal Waste into Energy, Saves Money

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Human waste is a cheap energy source for Thames Water, which is in a price dispute with the UK’s water regulator. Thames Water, the largest water provider in the United Kingdom, saved £15 million (US$25 million) last year by using human feces as a source of renewable energy.

Bhopal’s Water Still Toxic 25 Years After Chemical Disaster

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Chemicals used to make pesticides are still leaching into the groundwater and poisoning the drinking water.

WaterViews | United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, the depletion of natural resources and water issues are regarded as two serious environmental issues.

WaterViews | United Kingdom | Slide Show

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