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In Japan, They’re Farming With 99% Less Water

This hydroponic farm in Japan cuts water usage by 99%! The farm occupies an abandoned Sony chip manufacturing facility in Miyagi prefecture, near where the earthquake and tsunami struck the country in 2011. It is the brainchild of Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist who was inspired by a vegetable factory he saw at the Expo ’85 World’s […]

November 7th

Clean Drinking Water, From the Air

Originally published by Insteading. With much of California experiencing record levels of “exceptional” drought- and with what little water there is available being tainted by the fracking industry– water security has recently gone from a “prepper” topic to a mainstream concern for many people inside and outside the troubled state. For the guys behind Molecular […]

October 27th

EPA: Watersense Shower Heads Save 2900 Gallons Per Year

Back in 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created “WaterSense” as a label for high-efficiency plumbing products that not only use less water, but work as well as “conventional” fixtures like faucets, toilets, and shower heads. That means that shower heads labeled with “WaterSense” have been tested for both spray force and water coverage and […]

October 21st

The Liquid of Life: How Your Body Uses Water

Water is essential to life, as we know it, and while we all know we’re supposed to drink 6-8 glasses of clean water each day to stay “healthy”, we aren’t always taught about what those 6-8 glasses are really doing for us, or how our body uses water. Most of us, also, are totally unaware […]

October 20th

World’s Strongest Waterproof Glue

Anyone who has ever had to clean the underside of a boat knows that there are some sea creatures that are nearly impossible to remove. Now scientists have put that stick-to-itiveness to work by using mussels to create the world’s strongest waterproof glue. Mussels produce proteins in their feet that allow them to “glue” themselves […]

September 26th

Efficient Wind Power Designs Advance Clean Tech Cause

So far, the story of the US renewable energy transformation has skipped a key chapter, which is the exploitation of our massive offshore wind power potential. In the offshore wind category, the US has been lagging far behind other nations. However, the spotlight is starting to swing out to embrace this wind power option, and […]

June 17th

Reducing water consumption in a business

There are two main reasons why you may wish to reduce the amount of water your business consumes: cost reduction environmental concerns Across the globe, water is becoming an increasing concern for entire countries and societies.  So we need to be aware of the need to conserve it. Capital Investment and borrowing If your business […]

May 15th

West Virginia Water Woes – How You Can Help

The West Virginia water woes continue, with more chemicals being discovered in the already contaminated Elk River.  At least ten thousand gallons of MCHM leaked into the river upstream of Charleston’s drinking supply.  No one knows the safe limit for MCHM, since the EPA grandfathered the chemical in when the Clean Water Act was created. […]

February 3rd