Thats what some scientists are saying according to a new article published in OnEarth, but this one won't come from a hurricane. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, an 1,153 square mile area that was once marsh flats has now been managed
Photo: Cypress graveyard due to saltwater intrusion (Paul Goyette on Flickr)
One of the biggest problems with the scarcity of freshwater is the over-pumping of groundwater aquifers (especially for agriculture), leading to intrusion of saline water. But
Watergoat Trash Debris Boom
Much like its notoriously un-picky mammalian counterpart, the new storm system trash collector the Watergoat from First Earth Industries gathers any and all garbage that coasts through its path. The Watergoat is essentially a
Can you imagine being able to produce enough water in the Sahara to grow crops there? Can you imagine harnessing sufficient quantities of solar power to supply electricity to cities in Africa and cities in Europe?
A few years ago the City of Palm Desert, Calif. gave up on lawns and started converting to indigenous plants that could survive without water. Landscape manager Spencer Knight says "The city decided to stop apologizing
After writing about the benefits of tap water over bottled water, we received some info from the folks at Back to the Tap™. They have a serious movement going on to get people, as their name indicates, "back to the tap." Citing the benefits of kicking
Yet more wonderful photographs in the Guardian, in a photo essay showing how much water is used for everything from pigs to tea. It is part of a series on water, including an excellent article on water footprints and an editorial that concludes that
The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that several communities around Los Angeles actually ban artificial lawns, meaning that residents are not eligible for the $300 rebate from the Orange County Municipal Water District. In
In Ben Harper's TreeHugger Tip he poetically points to the fact that to make a difference on a global level it has to be made on the individual level. Harper suggests turning off water while brushing your
Image Courtesy of Flow the Film.
Flow the Film documents the global water crisis, from how a few corporations took control of global water supplies, to how we are quickly running out of water, ultimately asking the question "Can Anyone Really Own
The Outdoors in Mammoth Environmental Festival takes place next week, August 5 & 6, 2008, in Mammoth, California. This year's theme, Summit to the Sea, highlights the connection between the mountains and the ocean, and everything in-between. The
You might not see girls in thongs getting all hot and sudsy as they wash down corvettes (a la 90’s-style music videos), but you will see another sort of car wash going down in an episode of Planet Green’s Battleground Earth—a waterless car wash that