Despite the development of large scale and much advertised attempts to clear plastic from the ocean, a much more efficient method is to catch it before it even gets that far. The Dutch startup The Great Bubble Barrier is a simple, yet effective method to catch plastic pollution in rivers before it flows to the […]

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Water bodies absorb the nitrogen released by human activity and must, therefore, be protected against nutrient overloading (or eutrophication), which can cause significant environmental damage. Constructed wetlands (CWs) are widely used as an eco-friendly treatment method for this; however, the efficacy of CWs may be affected by the presence of emerging contaminants in wastewater. This […]

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