Clean water in disaster areas and developing nations is a major element in being able to deal with improvements. An ingenious use of shipping containers and waste water treatment methods is helping to make clean water and waste
In the necessary flurry to reduce carbon emissions, water issues are arguably taking a back seat. Scarcity and quality of water present cause for concern, but saving water doesn't seem to excite like saving energy does.
Most days when I wash my dishes, I cart bowlfuls of water out to my hopelessly brown California yard and dump it, the whole time snarling at the neighbor’s bubbling sprinklers and thinking that even if the yard won’t green up past
As we head into winter (in the northern hemisphere, anyway) one of the hardest things to do in the morning is get out of a hot, relaxing shower. Actually shutting off the hot water and facing the chilly air is…well, tough.
What was a large downtown parking lot in Houston just a year ago, is now Discovery Green, downtown Houston’s new urban park. Underneath the park, an underground parking garage now accommodates the same number of cars as
With up to 2 billion of the world's people lacking adequate access to water and $500 billion changing hands annually in global water markets, it's no wonder that "water is the new oil" has become a popular buzz-phrase--almost to the point of cliché.
350.org: Presidential Invite Campaign Launch by Jamie
"We've just launched a new campaign to send McCain and Obama thousands of invitations to the UN Climate Meetings this December in Poland. Get in on the action by watching the video below and visiting
XEROX/PARC Spiral Water Filtration Technology
A typical water-treatment plant is very big and very expensive. XEROX's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) has come up with a new technology that could make the whole process cheaper and simpler, potentially
San Jose is working hard on its Green Vision, part of which is recycling 100% of its used water by 2022. Well underway is expansion of the South Bay Water Recycling, a program that ensures water is cleaned and reused for industrial purposes to help
A salt-marsh plant thought to have vanished from upstate New York is back. But it has not come back to the inland salt marshes, of which only four remain (three in New York and one in Michigan). Rather, the
Lawns are a waste of water and space for the most part. And when living in drought stricken places like California, lawns seem even more wasteful. However, they’re attractive, a soft surface to play on, and keep dust down.
Over in Wales, Tony Wrench's "ecohome of wood frame, cobwood and recycled window walls, straw-insulated turf roof; with solar power and wind turbine for electricity, compost toilet and reed beds for grey water" has just been granted approval after a