There is no shortage of articles or arguments about how much humans contribute to climate change and extreme weather- you could even say there is a flood of them. What there is less of, though, perhaps a trickle, is hard evidence of a cause and effect relationship between human behavior and extreme weather events. Researchers […]
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David de Rothschild famously built the Plastiki out of plastic bottles and sailed it from California to the fabled Pacific Garbage Patch. The journey took months to plan and more than a year to fully realize. But if he were in China on the Yangtze River, all he would have to do to see the […]
There is a more than two decade old law in the Philippines requiring the construction of rainwater catchments around the country, but it is seldom enforced. In Cebu City, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country currently dealing with extended dry weather caused by the El Niño effect, that is changing. Lawyers and […]
When was the last time you heard anything about acid rain? Does it not happen anymore? Is it as out of style as grunge music and Friendster? In an effort to answer questions like these (well, except that last one) and engage the online community, the Environmental Protection Agency launched an acid rain discussion forum […]
Nevada is a very arid place that supports a fast growing population. For decades, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) has used remote snow generators to seed clouds in northeastern Nevada and the Tahoe region.Â The program “is aimed at stimulating snowfall in selected mountainous regions of Nevada to increase the snowpack, resulting in more spring […]
5 Seasons Brewery in Atlanta, Georgia, is now brewing beer from rainwater harvested on site, setting a new standard for environmental sustainability in water issues. The brewery produced the first rainwater beer for the National Conference for the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA), and the restaurant and brewery says they will now brew all […]
Waterwall is a rainwater storage tank designed to double as both a water storage tank and a garden privacy or protection wall. As they tell the story, one of the two Australian founders, Mitch, had two pressing needs: Fence off his garden from wallabees and capture rainwater that he could store close to his garden. […]
Instead of sending all of its storm water straight down the sewer and into the river as quickly as possible, Philadelphia is re-imagining itself as a leader in urban water management. The city is planning to spend $1.6 billion over the next 20 years to overhaul its methods of dealing with the billions of gallons […]
Got a roof? Get a tank. Harvesting rainwater is a great way to conserve this one of the scarcest natural resources and save your dollars in the bargain.
What do Togo, Germany, Mexico and Papua New Guinea have in common? Climate change refugees. Changing water cycles and weather patterns are forcing thousands to relocate around the world.
In one of the more tragic stories related to water shortage in recent history, some 1,500 farmers in India’s agricultural state of Chhattisgarh committed mass suicide in response to the devastating effects of water shortages on their crop production.
Thousands of people have been evacuated from Fargo, North Dakota as the surging Red River threatens to unleash the biggest floods the state has ever seen.