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    Salmon or Swimming Lakes: Framing Dam Removal

    Photo by NOAA, via Wikimedia Commons.The old saying that you can’t step in the same river twice, attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, is more completely cited as follows: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river, and he is not the same ...

    Help for Homeowners

    California's severe drought prompts innovation.California is in the midst of its third consecutive year of drought conditions while water usage remains relatively unchanged or has even increased. However homeowners are now under restrictions that prohibit hosing off driveways and lawn water ...

    Another Reason Not to Judge a Book by its Cover

    The 20 pages in The Drinkable Book could save many lives.Chemist Theresa Dankovich wanted to tackle a global problem from which 3.4 million people die annually – lack of clean water. Since 2008 she has been experimenting with a special type of paper which has silver nanoparticles in it. The ...

    The World’s Most Innovative Water Pump

    How the NSP Solar Pump will modernize access to sanitary drinking water around the world.The UN estimates that nearly 800 million people do not have access to clean drinking water. Of that number, 6 to 8 million die each year from water-related diseases. Pumpmakers is striving to alleviate the ...

    Swear Off Your Smartphone and Save Lives

    The UNICEF Tap Project encourages smartphone users to put down their phones to save a child’s life.768 million people across the globe do not have access to clean drinking water, and every day, 1,400 children die from diseases related to unsafe water or a lack of sanitation facilities. Most ...

    Waste Not, Water Naught

    A farmer walks through a cascade of browned banana leaves, only a few spots of green visible, and declares that his crop for the season has been lost.  A group of women in brightly colored saris rush to surround a water tanker, carrying numerous brightly colored water jugs which they hurriedly ...

    Glass Half-Empty, Mind Half-Empty

    This post originally appeared on Care2.com.***According to a new study on dehydration and mood, the optimist may view her glass as half full because she drank that water already. While mild dehydration didn’t appear to affect cognitive function in the young women who participated in the ...

    What Is Water Worth?

    It’s time to confront our long-held, deeply ingrained belief that water should be forever free, Cynthia Barnett contends in her new book Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis, which recently came out on Beacon Press.“The tradition of free water has been fundamental since ...

    Grass: America’s Largest Irrigated Crop

    “Kill Your Lawn,” urges the Sacramento News & Review in a story about cutting residential water use by ripping out turf and putting in climate-appropriate plants. (This call to action sounds familiar: See “A Call for an End to Primpy Lawns.”) With in its fourth year of drought and ...

    Squeezing Water From a Box

    Boxed Water is Better, an upstart company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is trying to think inside the box to address the ecological concerns presented by the bottled-water industry. The company seals carbon-filtered water in cartons not unlike those you might find your milk or orange juice ...

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