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New technique could accelerate methane production from FOG and food waste

University of Alberta engineers found that adding conductive materials to fats, oils and grease and waste products could boost methane production by 70%.
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All eyes on Nova Scotia’s transition through Northern Pulp paper mill closure

Days before Christmas, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced he was keeping his promise to the Pictou Landing First Nation and would not allow...
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Alberta village shuts down new wastewater system for winter

Municipal officials of a small Alberta village one hour southwest of Edmonton have decided to shut down and winterize the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O...
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Cruise ship scrubber discharges may endanger B.C.’s remaining killer whales

British Columbia cruise ships may be endangering aquatic life by using exhaust gas cleaning systems, or scrubbers, to remove sulphur oxides from heavy fuel...
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Toronto set to begin $3B bypass tunnel project to keep CSOs out of waterways

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) named Donnie is nearly ready to dig the City of Toronto’s new 10.5-kilometre long Coxwell Bypass Tunnel, in a...
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Report looks to create new standard for reducing inflow and infiltration

A new report compiles methods that can be applied when sewers are first constructed to limit the risk of inflow and infiltration, highlighting the...
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Region of Peel working to update Water & Wastewater Master Plan

Ontario’s Region of Peel has initiated a study of a new Water and Wastewater Master Plan for its lake-based systems to update its 2013...
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Hamilton introduces new bypass notification system and apologizes for ‘sewergate’

Following its public announcement of a major combined sewage discharge, the City of Hamilton, Ontario has introduced a series of new measures, which notably...
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Manitoba denies request for North End Treatment Plant compliance extension

Manitoba Conservation and Climate said the province has denied a request by the City of Winnipeg to extend the deadline for an additional two...
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Critics warn of ‘incomplete’ focus report on Northern Pulp’s effluent proposal

A number of critics are sounding alarm bells around the Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation’s new focus report around its controversial proposal to pump...

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researchers in lab photo

New technique could accelerate methane production from FOG and food waste

University of Alberta engineers found that adding conductive materials to fats, oils and grease and waste products could boost methane production by 70%.
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