Anyone who witnessed the horror of Hurricane Katrina knows that New Orleans could use some serious protection from the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Pontchartrain. The levees currently installed in the city are a joke, but the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers is in the midst of building the world’s largest water pump–a pump that […]
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Americans are guilty of wasting water; that’s not news. But did you know that businesses and homeowners overwater grass and plants by up to 300%, wasting 225 billion gallons of water each year? According to water management company Hydropoint, it’s all because of dumb irrigation systems that are guilty of saturating water-starved flora with too […]
It resembles a pet or a small garden pest more than anything else, but the “Pure” system, created by industrial designer Emilian Dan Cartis, is actually a solar-powered water purifier. The system requires almost no upkeep–just put it outside and watch as the device gathers rainwater (or sea water) and turns into potable water suitable […]
Have you been hit with heavy water bills recently? It might be worth looking into a gray water system. Triple Pundit points us to the AQUS gray water system, which saves up to seven gallons of water per person each day by capturing water from the sink and transferring it to the flusher.
The shipping industry isn’t known for its environmental friendliness–it has been deemed “far more damaging than flying” by the International Maritime Organization–but Japan’s Nippon Yusek KK (NYK) wants to change that with the optimistically-named Super Eco Ship 2030.
The recent growth of wave power has many scientists concerned about its potential impact on ocean life.Â But a start-up called Swell Fuel claims that its small-scale wave power generators could actually benefit the deep sea environment.
Some of us (ahem) have a serious addiction to long, hot showers. It’s hard to gauge the impact of a shower while you’re taking it—the water just seems to flow from some neverending source. But drought is a problem in many areas, which is why the Every Drop Counts Water Meter is such a handy […]