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Avoid Disaster Blues with Wet-location Emergency Lights

Winter is already upon us in many parts of the US. Just because the threat of hurricanes and typhoons has lessened and thoughts have turned to holidays and new year’s resolutions, however, doesn’t mean that disasters can’t happen. Superstorm Sandy was a winter storm, as was Chicago’s famous snowpocalypse of 2011 (shown, above). In both […]

November 26th

Water, From Thin Air: Atmospheric Water Generator

A few weeks ago, we covered a company called Molecule New Water Technologies and their EcoloBlue atmospheric water generator– a product that they claimed could pull pure, crystal clear water from the ambient air around it. As I type this, the company has plans to install 52 EcoloBlue atmospheric water generators in a first-of-its-kind, solar […]

November 14th

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