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.
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It’s within our reach to end water poverty. What would it take?
Science Magazine sponsors live chats on important scientific topics and this week the topic is “Saving the Earth’s Water Supply”.
The Aqualibrium Garden offers apartment dwellers and homeowners with limited outdoor growing space or season a chance to grow their own food with an aquaponics system that fits with most décor.
A new island formed off the coast of Pakistan in the Arabian Sea last week. The island showed up suddenly after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan.
The USGS recently announced they are monitoring nitrates in real time to help study dead zones. What is a dead zone and why does it matter?
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.
Holy water and healing springs have long had a reputation for curing all sorts of illnesses. A new study suggests that era may be over.
Fisheries ranges are moving due to climate change. Scientists had expected marine animals to move toward the poles to escape the warming waters. What they found is that many animals have, but animals along the California coast and in the Gulf of Mexico had headed south. How to explain this?
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.
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 […]
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 […]