This is the the fourth post in a six post series that follows Alexandra Cousteauâ€™s Blue Planet Expedition, a 100 day journey to 5 continents to study the interconnectivity of water.
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In 2004, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, enacted a law that required meters to be installed on all residential and commercial properties by 2025. This was partly based on studies that showed metered customers used less water on average than those charged a flat rate.
Portugal, blessed by a lengthy deep-water Atlantic coastline and temperate climate, had until recently the world’s most advanced wave energy project, designed to harness the power of ocean waves for the production of electricity.
The scarcity of water in California has reached astounding levels. The state is looking to various means and resources to remedy this situation. According to Scripps, aboutÂ Â 20 water agencies up and down the California coast are favoring desalination projects as a method to deal with drought.
The Coca Cola company has invested over $1 billion dollars building a market for its products in India, but the company’s welcome has been less than effervescent, considering the contentious issues raised by the company’s business practices.
As clean tech research develops fuels synthesized from nature’s ingredients, algae has become synonymous with protecting the environment. However many algal strains are toxic enough to cause massive fish and coral die-offs.
A recent study, released by The International Upper Great Lakes Study Board (IUGLSB), has confirmed alarming news about the declining levels of water in the upper Great Lakes. According to the study, 6 billion more gallons of water are flowing out of out of Lakes Michigan and Huron each day as compared to 1971.Â What […]
The villagers of Jalimudi, a small village in the state of Andhra Pradesh in Southern India, have been suffering from a shortage of water for years. However things have changed, as they are now getting water from the air as a result of technology developed by Air Water International Corporation, a company that manufactures air […]
How safe is your drinking water? According to the Associated Press, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies have released as much as 271 million pounds of various chemicals legally into waterways that provide drinking water to millions. Chemicals found in urban waters include lithium, nitroglycerin, copper, phenol, hydrogen peroxide, nicotine, and many more. Typically most cities do […]
The Economist recently published an article on the growing problem of water shortages and, calls for a system of tradable usage rights to allocate water resources to more productive use. â€œGlobally there is no shortage of water; the central problem is that so much water is wasted, mainly through agriculture. But farmers reject scarcity pricing […]
Most of us take for granted the fact that we can turn on the tap to receive an endless supply of water. But in fact, this is one of our scarcest natural resources.
Last week, President Obama marked Earth Day by announcing a new initiative to lease federal waters for the purpose of generating electricity from wind and ocean currents.