Qatar is a small middle eastern country with no water. Fahad Al-Attiya must maintain food security for Qatar, but food doesn’t grow without water.
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Entrepreneurs in India have come up with a way to provide clean drinking water in rural or underserved communities. Sarvajal is setting up locally-run water purification system franchises.
Dr. Tyrone Hayes’ story reads like a movie script. Originally from a segregated town in South Carolina, the young African-American studied tadpoles in his yard and later won a scholarship to Harvard. He then became the second-youngest tenured professor in the Integrative Biology Dept. at UC-Berkeley. While doing research on the effects of atrazine for the chemical company Novartis (now owned by Syngenta), Hayes discovered that the popular pesticide causes chemical castration and feminization in frogs and hormonal disruption in humans that can lead to infertility and breast cancer.
On Tuesday, Nebraska Governor Heineman approved the new Keystone XL Pipeline route that avoids the Nebraska Sandhills.
This groovy little video does a good job of explaining what is going on during hydraulic fracturing and why it’s such a concern to so many.
Thanksgiving is that wonderful time of the year when the temperatures outside are perfect. The heat of summer is gone, but the chill of winter hasn’t yet set in. We can enjoy the bounty of our table, then move outside for the annual croquet match without adding too many layers.
Toilet to tap is the term for taking wastewater from residences and businesses, cleaning it up, then sending it back to those same residences and businesses as drinking water. A recent study says that most Americans favor recycling water, but draw the line at toilet to tap. Is it really that bad?
Charity: Water has unveiled their 2012 holiday campaign. “100 Wells for the Holiday” aims to raise enough money to build one hundred clean water drinking wells in Ethiopia.
Water is a precious commodity you can’t live without. Depending on where you live, your water bill can be one of your larger monthly expenses, especially during the summer. With the help of landscapers, you can set up a rainwater harvesting system that helps you save money and reduces the demand for water in your community.
Less than 1% of the fresh water of the world’s fresh water is available for human consumption – even less of that is clean enough to drink.
Over 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water, but only 1% of that is available for human consumption. Conservation matters. The less water we waste, the more water we have when we need it – like during this year’s drought.
South Africa lifted a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing last week and shale gas exploration will soon begin in the arid Karoo region. Worries about the water supply in the Karoo were voiced by several groups, prompting Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu to promise that any threat to water in South Africa result in a shutdown of fracking.