Tsunami Hits Fukushima Nuclear Reactor, Two Typhoons Coming This Weekend

Published on October 25th, 2013 | by

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A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan today 26 Oct 2013 at 3:10 a.m. local time, sending a small tsunami to the coast. To make matters worse, two typhoons are headed for Japan this weekend. After the recent heavy rains, radioactive water is sure to keep washing into the ocean. read more

Nitrate Monitoring in Real Time

Published on September 23rd, 2013 | by

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Nitrate monitoring in real time along the Mississippi River basin helps determine the size of the annual dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico as well as how well efforts to reduce the dead zone are working. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) uses cutting edge optical sensor technology to measure nitrate levels across the watershed. read more

Protect Your Groundwater

Published on September 11th, 2013 | by

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Protect Your Groundwater Day only happens once a year, but it’s important to understand how we impact groundwater all year long. According to the National Groundwater Association, 99 percent of available freshwater is taken from aquifers. So whatever we put in the groundwater is what we end up drinking and bathing in. read more

Water Savings Kit: All-in-one from Niagara Conservation

Published on September 9th, 2013 | by

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If you’re a regular reader of Blue Living Ideas, you’re savvy about your water. But even if you are, and have done a full water audit of your home’s water consumption, you’re likely still missing a lot of easy water savings in your home, simply because it’s a lot of work to go to the […] read more

Why Waste Water

Published on September 9th, 2013 | by

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Why waste water?  In many countries, including the United States, water is treated to be clean enough to drink no matter what use it will be put to.  We’ve talked a bit on Blue Living Ideas about various ways water can be reused and recycled before being sent back into the environment.  Toilet to tap […] read more