10 Irrigation Tips For Better Water Resource Management

Published on March 6th, 2016 | by

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Planting cover crops, trees, and complementary crops in the same field can help retain both water and nutrients in soil. Doing these things can also provide drought protection and help irrigation and farming be better at water resource management Gravity-flow systems and irrigation systems can be used for more efficient water use, depending on where they […] read more

21 Facts About Bottled Water, The Environment, & Human Health

Published on March 6th, 2016 | by

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The plastic water bottle market in the United States is worth billions of dollars annually. Plastic water bottles can be purchased just about everywhere and they are quite convenient, but there are many problems associated with them. In fact, when you become aware of the problems and how many there are, you may never buy […] read more

Drinking Water — Where It Comes From

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Surface water — like lakes, rivers, and reservoirs — is one major source of our drinking water. Groundwater is another. The surface water comes from precipitation, like rain and melting snow and ice. Surface water moves over land to collect in lower areas, so it can contain chemicals it absorbs along the way. Some cities, like Los Angeles and […] read more

How to Find Cheap Solar Thermal Panel Installers

Published on January 4th, 2016 | by

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Recent advancements in solar water heating technology, and its rising popularity, means that prices for solar water heating systems have become much cheaper. There are a couple of different systems that are available, and purchasers should do their homework before choosing. Flat plate collectors, developed in the 1950s, are the most common, and are comprised of […] read more

Saltwater Pools as a Chlorine Alternative: Maintenance, Upkeep, Costs, and Sustainability

Published on August 12th, 2015 | by

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by Trisha Miller Saltwater purification lies among many effective methods of home pool purification. In current years eco-consciousness has come into the forefront of many homeowners needs. If you have considered altering your current pool detoxification routine please spend some time to educate yourself about a few facts in regards to saltwater pools versus one […] read more

Toshiba to Get Energy From the Ocean

Published on December 29th, 2014 | by

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The well known Japanese company Toshiba and its perhaps not as well known co-patriate IHI have been tapped to pilot a new ocean energy project that will deploy a phalanx of underwater turbines that float like kites. The project demonstrates once again how legacy companies are transitioning to new clean tech. At a little less […] read more

SunPower is Giving Away a $16,000 Home Solar System

Published on December 2nd, 2014 | by

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Founded nearly 30 years ago in California’s Silicon Valley, SunPower has manufactured more than one billion solar cells and installed more than 4.5 gigawatts’ worth of solar energy around the world. That’s enough electrical energy to power Paris, France- the city of lights!- for an entire year. This winter, SunPower wants to make it easy […] read more

Avoid Disaster Blues with Wet-location Emergency Lights

Published on November 26th, 2014 | by

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Winter is already upon us in many parts of the US. Just because the threat of hurricanes and typhoons has lessened and thoughts have turned to holidays and new year’s resolutions, however, doesn’t mean that disasters can’t happen. Superstorm Sandy was a winter storm, as was Chicago’s famous snowpocalypse of 2011 (shown, above). In both […] read more

Smart Sprinkler Promises to Save Water and Money

Published on November 18th, 2014 | by

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Over the years of writing for the Important Media Network (and its previous incarnation, Green Options), I have been instantly attracted to good consumer technology products that make the environment a priority. The Nest thermostat is a prime example of this, as are the various WiFi-controlled LED lights. So, when I heard about Blossom- a smart […] read more

Water, From Thin Air: Atmospheric Water Generator

Published on November 14th, 2014 | by

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A few weeks ago, we covered a company called Molecule New Water Technologies and their EcoloBlue atmospheric water generator– a product that they claimed could pull pure, crystal clear water from the ambient air around it. As I type this, the company has plans to install 52 EcoloBlue atmospheric water generators in a first-of-its-kind, solar […] read more

New Tool Quantifies Your Business’ Water Risk

Published on November 11th, 2014 | by

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In a time when we’re experiencing an increasingly drier climate, with a booming population and growing demand on water supplies, water scarcity is a very real risk, not only to individuals and communities, but also to businesses that require water in their operations. Water is all too often undervalued and its market price is very […] read more