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First Images From European Space Agency's SMOS

Last November the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) with the mission of improving our understanding of the Earth’s water cycle. The goal of SMOS mapping soil and salinity variables is to better our understanding of the exchange processes between Earth’s surface and atmosphere, our ability to create accurate […]

March 3rd

Renewable Energy through Wastewater Treatment

In the continuing evolution of renewable energy innovation, Dayyhulme WwTW of Manchester, England one of the largest wastewater treatment works in the UK, is upgrading to generate electricity from biogas and deliver biosolids to be used as fertilizer. The project is part of United Utilities’ Sludge Balanced Asset Programme. To be completed by the end […]

January 20th

2009 Environment Award for Ozzi Kleen Greywater Recycling Systems

Wastewater recycling for both domestic and commercial use is becoming more and more of an issue around the world, and one Australian company is making great strides in the recycling and reuse field that could have major implications. Suncoast Waste Water Management has been recognized with a 2009 Environment Award for their Ozzi Kleen Greywater […]

December 14th

New Zealand Turns Waste Into Energy

It may not smell like roses, but it could become a great sustainability love story. Solray Energy of New Zealand has found a way to turn sewage into biofuel. At what they call the world’s largest algae refinery and their business is quite possibly the holy grail of green alchemy: they convert toilet wastewater to […]

December 3rd

Award-Winning HydroVolt Makes a Splash in Micro Hydro

In talking about renewable and sustainable energy sources, most people think about brand new technologies. In truth, many renewable technologies are improvements and updates of energy options that have been around for centuries. The Hydrovolt is a new take on hydroelectric power that is making a splash in the micro-hydro world. The Hydrovolt is “a […]

November 27th

26 Gallons of Water Discovered on the Moon

A “significant amount” of water has been discovered on the Moon by NASA scientists. The news follows last month’s lunar crash involving the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (Lcross), which many referred to as NASA’s mission to “bomb the Moon“. The whole purpose of this mission was to see if water vapor or ice […]

November 18th

Tracking Water Changes From Space

If you see a three pointed star moving along the sky next time you look up, it may be measuring the moisture content of the soil you’re standing on. In early November the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite to monitor water conditions from space. The mission of […]

November 16th

Mitigating Chesapeake Bay Pollution by Making Algae Biodiesel

The Chesapeake Bay has long been plagued by pollution, and in fact a large portion has been declared a “marine dead zone“.  This largest estuary in the United States is fed by 11 large rivers that contain run-off, which deplete the water of oxygen and are responsible for large algal blooms.  The York River, which […]

October 8th

The Water Grid and Water Markets: Innovative Ideas From Going Green West

The Going Green West Conference from Always On last week in Sausalito, California had hundreds of venture capitalists and CEOs from around the country talking cleantech. One panel discussion, The Water Grid & Water Markets, brought together four water industry players talked about everything from the feasibility and necessity of a water grid to future […]

September 24th

New Self-Contained Portable Wastewater System to Treat Military Waste

A professor of engineering has created a new portable water reclamation system which could radically change the way the military deals with its wastewater at forward operating bases and has potential for deployment during civil emergencies. The wastewater system, built into a repurposed shipping container, is highly efficient, low power, and low maintenance. “Currently, human […]

September 22nd

Massive Australian Oil Rig Spill to Continue for Two Months

A massive oil spill occurring off the northwest coast of Australia is predicted to continue for two months before the leak is plugged.  An oil rig in the Timor Sea, owned by Thai company PTTEP,  began seeping oil on August 21. The multi-million dollar clean up will take eight weeks under the salvage plan.  In […]

September 3rd