Sewage full of mystery viruses
Samples of waste water from the U.S., Spain and Ethiopia demonstrate just how diverse viruses are.
Coral killed by human sewage
Human sewage is to blame for a disease that is killing elkhorn coral, listed as endangered several years ago because of a massive die-off.
After years of diminishing water supplies made even worse by drought, some areas are resorting to a plan that might have seemed absurd a generation ago: turning sewage into drinking water. Officials have worked to dispel any fears that people will be drinking their neighbors’ urine, promising that the system will yield clean, safe water.
Steak made from human poop passes taste test
Would you eat a steak made from human sewage? Believe it or not, it’s already been taste-tested and approved.
DontFlushMe: A NYC sewage level alert system
Code brown! DontFlushMe, an Internet-based alert system created to curb the discharge of raw sewage into NYC’s waterways, texts potential flushers and notifies them when it’s safe or unsafe to do so.