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"Major" Desalination Breakthrough Mini-Mobile-Modular (M3)

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 […]

July 17th

NASA Images of China's Three Gorges Dam Reveals Flooding

China’s infamous Three Gorges Dam is the largest hyrdoelectric project in the world and potentially the biggest environmental tragedy.  It has been criticized by environmentalists and human rights advocates since its inception in 1992.  The Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2006 on the Yangtze River, and NASA has released images of the flooding reservoir […]

June 25th

DIY: How to Disconnect Your Downspout to Protect Rivers

Where do the downspouts off of your house’s gutters flow?  Do they enter into the city’s sewer system?  For many cities, this is a problem.  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 […]

June 2nd

Himalaya May Become Most Heavily Dammed Region of the World

The Himalaya region of the world is undergoing rapid change from global warming.  For example, glaciers in the Tibetan Plateau are melting at a “worrisome speed,” according to Xinhua news agency.   Over the past 40 years, Tibetan glaciers have receded 196 square KM, or 1/4 the size of New York City.  Despite such loss of […]

May 26th

Jalimudi – Where Water Comes from Air

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 […]

May 10th