Costa Concordia Salvage Operation

Costa Concordia Salvage Operation

One of the major problems for engineers to tackle later today is water pollution. The ship’s food holds were packed to capacity for its 4,200 passengers and crew when it crashed. This included 24,000lbs of fish, 1,500 gallons of ice cream in tubs and  11,000 eggs. There were also 17,000lbs of raw beef and 1,000 […]

Think China’s Air is polluted?… Check out the Lakes.

Think China’s Air is polluted?… Check out the Lakes.

Water shortages and water pollution in China are such a problem that the World Bank warns of “catastrophic consequences for future generations.” Half of China’s population lacks safe drinking water. Nearly two thirds of China’s rural population – more than 500 million people – use water contaminated by human and industrial waste. Water consumed by […]

Where Does My Poop Go?

Where Does My Poop Go?

“It’s a wonderful organic product,” says Madison, “but the public sees it as what they flushed yesterday. But what you know from having toured the plant is that biosolids are actually the anaerobic bacteria that ate what you flushed yesterday. It’s a great product.” When asked if he thought there was any risk in using […]