We’ve talked here before about how hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” threatens clean drinking water, but fracking also requires quite a bit of water to execute. In drought-stricken Texas, local water districts are starting to restrict natural gas companies’ fracking operations because of the strain it puts on the water supply.
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As our world population skyrockets, the question of whether we’ll have enough water to support the agriculture needed to feed the world is a huge one. A recent study has some good news!
This bottle water refill station might seem sort of silly, but when you’re out and about all day and trying to avoid bottled water, it can really make your day!
There is no shortage of articles or arguments about how much humans contribute to climate change and extreme weather- you could even say there is a flood of them. What there is less of, though, perhaps a trickle, is hard evidence of a cause and effect relationship between human behavior and extreme weather events. Researchers […]
What do you think of when you take a drink of fresh, cool tap water? Chromium-6 probably doesn’t jump to your mind; however, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found this suspected carcinogen in 31 of the 35 cities’ tap water they tested. Senators Feinstein and Boxer have responded by introducing Senate Bill 79, the Protecting […]
Today I received a poem in my email inbox, a poem from Rumi. It reminded me of the connection between water and storytelling. Most of the stories I write for Blue Living Ideas are about innovations or news- the innovations tend to hope for some new behavior to take root, while the news tends to […]
Recent hearings for a proposed 340-MW Hualapai Valley Solar Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in western Arizona has brought up water yet again, in a report from Energy Prospects. Arizona’s Republican Senator Kyl has stepped in to battle against using Arizona’s sun potential for solar CSP. (He was recently famous for saying publicly that we […]
Do you know who owns your water? Many communities have moved from public water works to privatization of this important utility. Corporations raise rates, and citizens are left with no local control. In many towns, grassroots movements have successfully fought corporate water acquisition. Felton, California is a model of such citizen action.
Here’s the theory: climate change contributes to rising temperatures and dropping water levels, which in turn leads to lower catch volume and smaller fish, which pushes some Lake Naivasha fishermen in Nairobi’s Rift Valley to cast their nets into the world of crime. Naivasha police say that most of their recent arrests for kidnapping, rape, […]
There are a lot of ways to try to increase awareness of climate change and action to stop it, but I imagine not many are as noteworthy as this one. A man given the title “human polar bear” recently swam one kilometer across a lake on Mount Everest for this purpose.
There is literally an ocean of information floating around out there about almost anything you can think of, but seldom is that information brought together in an integrated, meaningful and useful way- especially when there are multiple governmental and scientific groups involved. But a new high-technology marine information system in the waters off of South […]
Despite the fall in popularity of bottled water, there is still large consumer demand. Major corporations are looking for new sources, and in many cases, communities are fighting back. In Mt. Shasta, California, not only are residents concerned about the “large water draws” of bottled water plants, they are also worried about the health effects […]