Greenland’s ice sheet is losing the equivalent of 80,000 Olympic size swimming pools each year. These stark facts are brought to light by CNN’s Phil Black, who recently accompanied Greenpeace on a trip to Greenland. A bird’s eye view of Greenland’s glacial territory reveals an ice sheet but the bright blue pools of meltwater scattered […]
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As water becomes more and more scarce, it has offset political problems throughout the globe. More than a billion people across the globe donâ€™t have access to safe water. Every day 3900 children die as a result of insufficient or unclean water supplies. The situation looks like it is becoming worse as water becomes evermore […]
Global warming continues to make the flood situation in coastal cities particularly precarious. As sea levels rise, the need for urban adaptation is becoming more and more urgent. This is especially apparent in cities like Mumbai which gets flooded during its monsoon season, each year.
While many people stock expensive filtration equipment to filter their drinking water of impurities, it might come as a surprise to find that a lot of this can actually be done via the sun and its natural evaporation process.
This summer, Planet Green will air Blue August, a robust month of on-air and on-line programming that brings to life the wonders and mysteries of the aquatic — from the majesty of our oceans to the critical issue of clean drinking water.
The BBC has reported that twenty million residents of Mumbai, India’s largest city, are facing an acute water shortage, that is perhaps the worst since 1966 when the city’s municipal authorities had an evacuation plan in place for affected people.
Wellness Enterprises, the official water sponsor of LOHAS 2009, has been making waves with a brand new home product, Wellness Kitchen, and also with its Wellness H2.O water bottle. Both produce â€œsmarter waterâ€ right from your tap. The companyâ€™s filtration products utilize the newest technology to eliminate contaminants, viruses and bacteria and actually enhance the […]
In Ghana, 52% of primary school pupils have no access to toilets and urinals in schools while the 48% that enjoy such facilities are compelled to share. Typically, boys and girls do not have their own lavatories.
Can carbon dioxide be stored beneath the bed of our oceans? Apparently so. The UK and Norway commissioned a study of the role of the North Sea in providing storage space deep under the sea for carbon dioxide from European countries.
Are you wondering how we are ever going to clean up our oceans? Well, the Fishing For Energy partnership might be the answer to your prayers….at least when it comes to cleaning the oceans of old fishing gear.
Here in the U.S., we are certainly learning how to make the most of wastewater!
A new documentary film, End of the Line, released at cinemas nationwide on World Ocean Day (8th June), warns that overfishing the bluefin tuna could result in the end of seafood by 2048 because all fishing stocks will collapse as a result of overfishing.