Quincy, Washington loves data centers. The facilities put up by Microsoft, Intuit and Yahoo!, and the coming facility by Sabey Corp have all been a boon to the city's economy. But what isn't so appealing is the sheer
TreeHugger has been writing about various aspects of the worldwide water crisis for the past few weeks, so it seems appropriate to highlight some of the great water wonders of the world. From sea to shining sea, we
TreeHugger's aversion to the environmental train smash that is bottled water, is clearly documented (see just a few links below), but sometimes the moving image can capture the essence of an issue in but a few minutes. Such is the case with this little
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What better way to start an homage to the amazing and crazy inventions for collecting water than modern plastic bottle proliferation? Because plastic bottles are crazy. Paying for water in little bottles is insane, if you
Though it's in the early stages of development, Obama announced he's creating an Ocean Protection Plan that will provide a comprehensive national policy for protecting seas, coastal areas, and the Great Lakes. Here's how he's going
If you thought throwing your sandwich wrapper in a stream while camping was most common form of water pollution, think again: from agricultural runoff to waste treatment, pollution affects more and more of the Earth's
Even though three quarters of our planet is considered water, there is still a demand for it in almost every community, and a scarcity in many. That’s because we can actually only use one to two percent of it, which is why we’ve
TreeHugger has been highlighting various aspects of the worldwide water crisis for the past few weeks, so it seems appropriate to look at the water footprint of common food items. Keeping in mind that the water footprint of you food is only a part of
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Peeing in Public Saves Water - But is it Gross?
I seem to be in the habit of sharing my bathroom habits with the world - whether it's the Selective Flush or the Navy Shower. (Perhaps worryingly) people seem to
Stand at the edge of a reservoir, river, or ocean and it's hard to imagine that the planet could ever run out of water; even just a day at the beach makes your one small shower a day seem like less of a threat. But with
Having given Global Water Challenge a Best of Green award earlier this year for their innovative work on the issues of drinking water and sanitation, it goes without saying that TreeHugger is a fan of their work.
It's one thing to have the frustration that the only water around to play in on a hot day is filthy. It's a whole other frustration to be arrested for even trying! But that's what happened when two Brooklyn beaches
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Happy World Oceans Day 2009!
What happens when you wipe out a species? Usually, another moves in the vacated space and takes over (sometimes making it hard for threatened species to recover). So it's not too surprising to learn