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Every Drop Counts Slashes Your Water Use

Some of us (ahem) have a serious addiction to long, hot showers. It’s hard to gauge the impact of a shower while you’re taking it—the water just seems to flow from some neverending source. But drought is a problem in many areas, which is why the Every Drop Counts Water Meter is such a handy […]

April 29th

How to Find an Eco-Friendly Water Heater

You may not realize it but water heating is probably one of the largest domestic energy expenses on your utility bill. By replacing your old electric hot water system with a new gas or solar powered system, you will do wonders to reduce your carbon footprint and your monthly costs.

April 26th

Venice to Use Algae in Canals for Emissions-Free Power by 2011

Nicknamed the “City of Water”, Venice, Italy is world famous for its canals. In fact, the city is practically a “no car zone” since it is built upon water. Unfortunately, this water is plagued by algae (Sargassum muticum and Undaria pinnatifida) that was brought to the seaport from Japan, China, Korea, and France. The algae poses problems […]

April 10th

Dive Into the Ocean with Google Earth 5.0

Last month, Google announced the launch of Google Earth 5.0 – The Ocean, a new feature that enables users of Google Earth to dive beneath the water surface, explore 3D underwater terrain and browse ocean-related content contributed by leaders in ocean science and advocacy.

March 11th

Monitor Local Rivers with USGS Real Time Water Data

Up until the most recent storms hit Northern California, our local river flow was well below normal.  Just gazing at the river, it was easy to tell we were experiencing drought for the third year in a row.  Just how serious the situation was did not sink until I checked the United States Geological Survey […]

February 24th