Researchers at UCLA recognize the world water crisis is not just affecting third world countries, but California is also at risk. Concern over access to clean water is no longer just an issue for the developing world, as California faces its worst drought in recorded history. According to state’s Department of Water Resources, supplies in […]
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It seems insane to think that it would be illegal to have a rain barrel and practice rainwater collection, but that’s exactly what two new laws in Colorado have changed.Â Coloradans have broken the law to collect the water drops that fall from the sky because technically they do not own them.Â Durango resident Tom […]
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.
China’s infamous Three Gorges Dam is the largest hyrdoelectric project in the world and potentially the biggest environmental tragedy.Â It has been criticized by environmentalists and human rights advocates since its inception in 1992.Â The Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2006 on the Yangtze River, and NASA has released images of the flooding reservoir […]
Here in the U.S., we are certainly learning how to make the most of wastewater!
The Army Corps of Engineers has decided all trees must be removed that are 15 feet from a levee.Â The corps is worried tree roots could weaken levees meant to protect low elevation communities.Â Of course, the corps’ record is marred with mistakes when it comes to safeguarding communities from catastrophic floods, like New Orleans.
The ancient city of Hasankeyf is located along the Tigris River in southeastern Turkey. It is one of the Earth’s oldest currently inhabited towns dating back 10,000 years. There are more than 300 archaeological sites in the Tigris Valley near Hasankeyf. Unfortunately, 400 kilometers of the Tigris River Valley are threatened by the Ilisu Dam […]
Where do the downspouts off of your house’s gutters flow?Â Do they enter into the city’s sewer system?Â For many cities, this is a problem.Â The city of Portland, Oregon explains: A large part of Portland has a combined sewer system that carries sewage and stormwater runoff in the same pipes. When it rains, the […]
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 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 Himalaya region of the world is undergoing rapid change from global warming.Â For example, glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau are melting at a â€œworrisome speed,â€ according to Xinhua news agency.Â Â Over the past 40 years, Tibetan glaciers have receded 196 square KM, or 1/4 the size of New York City.Â Despite such loss of […]
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 […]