When I hear shrimp farm in the Arizona desert my first thoughts are not about biofuels and sustainability. But to hear Gary Wood, owner of Desert Sweet Shrimp near the state’s Gila Bend, tell it, the innovations coming out of his shrimp farm could be the next big idea to hit the biofuel movement. While […]
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Anyone who witnessed the horror of Hurricane Katrina knows that New Orleans could use some serious protection from the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Pontchartrain. The levees currently installed in the city are a joke, but the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers is in the midst of building the world’s largest water pump–a pump that […]
In order to harness Scotland’s immense marine energy resources and achieve a renewable energy target of 50% of electricity generated through renewable sources by 2020, the country has put its money where its mouth is. The Saltire Prize is a Â£10 million prize challenge for advances in wave and tidal energy in Scottish waters, and […]
Parts of Greenland have a shark problem. When I think of sharks, I inevitably jump to images of Jaws, but the trouble with the Greenland shark is not the makings of Hollywood. Slim Allagui writes from Sisimuit, Greenland: The Greenland shark, one of the largest species of sharks, is a nuisance to fishermen and its […]
Robots cleaning polluted water sounds futuristic? Not anymore. Ye Yao, Chinese industrial designer, has designed a water cleaning device to combat the growing issue of where clean and potable water will come from. The WatCleaner, a new device created in the worldwide battle for clean water, is designed to automatically clean water. The WatCleaner […]
Here in the U.S., we are certainly learning how to make the most of wastewater!
Scientists have discovered a way to make drinking water from the air’s humidity, even in arid regions.Â The system completely uses renewable energy and could provide water for many applications. Models have been built and tested in laboratories at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart.
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.
For this year’s Aspen Design Challenge — which had the theme Designing Water’s Future — Umea Institute of Design student Ceren Bagatar proposed the following concept: a Rescue Bottle.
The shipping industry isn’t known for its environmental friendliness–it has been deemed “far more damaging than flying” by the International Maritime Organization–but Japan’s Nippon Yusek KK (NYK) wants to change that with the optimistically-named Super Eco Ship 2030.
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 […]
UK Climate Change Minister announced to a conference this week that the UK government will begin screening for the marine energy projects in England and Wales. The screening is part of an effort by the United Kingdom to become a world leader in wave and marine technology. “It’s a signal really that we are very […]