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
There are plenty of practical reasons to conserve water, but taking shorter showers and using a rain barrel makes a difference beyond ensuring enough clean drinking water: it helps preserve the beauty of the world's water.
Icelandic fish is among the purest and most responsibly fished in the world because they control the process from start to finish. We have seen how the fishing boat works; hauling in those floppy little critters in the middle of the night, now let's
Two new self-filtering water bottles have caught our eye as handy ways to get clean water on the go. We decided to try them out, discover their pros and cons, and see how they compare to each other. Check out our impressions of
Iceland is a model for responsible fishing methods. Since the country is so dependent upon fish as its main industry, catching fish responsibly and sustainably is managed carefully by the fishermen and the government.
A cool new design by Jason Lam, a student designer at University of New South Wales, shows a water purifier that uses the power of the sun to make water drinkable. It's intended for places with limited resources where water-borne
Colorado is seeing dust stirred up over water rights and water catchment systems. While homeowners want the ability to catch the moisture from the snow and rain that lands on their roof, others, including Native
The End of the Line is an important documentary film about the devastating impact of overfishing in the world's oceans. First shown at the Sundance Film Festival, with any luck it could do for fishing what "An Inconvenient Truth" did for global
In the Homegrown Village at Maker Faire 09, water thankfully received a decent amount of attention, especially when it comes to hacking your pipes to be more efficient at using greywater. This diagram shows how easy it can be
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Hygenic, Biodegradable Single-use Toilets for the Developing World
It's no great secret that sanitation and clean drinking water are major challenges in much of the world. But, like the Life Straw or Freeplay's self-powered
Plants are Texting for Water Thanks to High-Tech Sensors
Usually, a plant that is dying of thirst can't call for help. But that might change thanks to some new sensors that will allow plants to text for water. The farmer of the future
San Francisco's Bay is the site of too many sewage spills, making the public and city leaders look carefully at how wastewater is managed. QUEST has done a bit of investigating and shows us not only why wastewater spills are something to
No, it isn't just an expletive from Battlestar Galactica. It is short for "hydraulic fracturing", the process of injecting millions of gallons of water and chemicals into the ground to displace natural gas, and it is evidently pretty much unregulated.