Ayşe Erkmen's 'Plan B.' Photo: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV).
Water-treatment plants might not seem to have much aesthetic potential. But Turkish sculptor Ayşe Erkmen is making a splash at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the
A nine-year-old girl created a MyCharityWater campaign for her birthday in June, hoping to raise $300 to provide clean water for those in need. Tragically, she was killed in a car accident. The outpouring of grief and
When it comes to drilling new wells for water, the cost can be prohibitive as heavy machinery needs to be brought in to do the digging. However, a team of students from Brigham Young University came up with a
You'd think the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have established limits on things like arsenic and heavy metals in our food supply by now. There are limits for certain specified foods, but most items fall through the
An epic drought is taking place on the Horn of Africa. As Mat reported last week, "Overall at least 10 million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia are affected," and things are only getting worse.
NPR has a great piece on the Colorado River and how we've altered the run of "America's Nile". Including both audio and a slideshow, the news report provides a solid understanding of exactly how endangered the river is from overuse and abuse by humans.
Knowing if there are issues with the quality of water in a given area starts with the ability to test it. Unfortunately, many areas lack the financial ability to regularly test water supplies. A device called Water Canary
Never minimize the ability to live by example. My decision to rock a charity: water birthday campaign was inspired my fellow 'Huggers who've done the same like our visionary Graham Hill and our tech/water guru Jaymi. (If I'm
Ever since we took the kids to Florida, my wife has been saving photo memories in scrapbooks. Our two daughters like making the books, too, and I have to admit, looking at one of these handmade creations beats Flickr any
Thanks to our new TreeHugger Photo Pool on Flickr, we learned about a really amazing project called Cycle for Water. Starting almost exactly a year ago, on July 4, 2010, Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg started an
I spent part of last month walking from home to home in Kagamega, Kenya, a mostly-rural region known for one of the last remaining tracts of the Congolese forest belt. It is not dissimilar to so much of the developing world,
The Guardian has an excellent piece on the digital management of China's Yellow River. While managers prepare for an upgrade to the monitoring systems to protect the river from drought, pollution and economic changes, the challenges to groundwater
Billions of people lack access to clean drinking water and researchers are constantly searching for cost-effective ways to purify water for rural villages and developing areas. A team of researchers has come up with just