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Jaymi Heimbuch coverrs all things techy, gadgety and green for TreeHugger.
Is Water The New Oil? "Water Matters" Explains the Crisis and Solutions
Posted on: Mar 25, 2011, Source: TreeHugger
A review of AlterNet's newest book about the global water crisis.
New Data Reveals Farmers Are Mining Groundwater at Alarming Rate
Posted on: Mar 4, 2011, Source: TreeHugger
In less than 7 years, groundwater in the Central Valley leaked away by an amount equal to 63 percent of the capacity of Lake Mead, our country's biggest reservoir.
Why Are California Regulators Turning a Blind Eye to Massive Groundwater Pollution from Dairies?
Posted on: Mar 3, 2011, Source: TreeHugger
In the Central Valley of California cows generate the same amount of fecal waste as a city of 21 million people, much of which goes untreated and pollutes waterways.
California Bill Brings Rainwater to Your Toilet
Posted on: Feb 18, 2011, Source: TreeHugger
A bill has been introduced in California that would allow landowners to install rain barrel systems and not only capture water for outdoor use, but for indoor use as well.
Why 'Gandhi of Water' Rajendra Singh Is Traveling the Length of the Ganges River
Posted on: Sep 10, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
He wants to save the Ganges river from pollution, misuse, damming and climate change, and thus save the 600 million people who depend on the river for their water needs.
Your Idle Computer Can Solve Global Water Problems
Posted on: Sep 9, 2010, Source: Planet Green
IBM is looking to tap the computing power of 1.5 million volunteer PCs to figure out better techniques for producing clean, safe drinking water on three continents.
Dolphin Slaughter Resumes in Japan
Posted on: Sep 2, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
Activist Ric O'Barry delivered a petition to the US Embassy in Tokyo signed by 1.7 million people from 155 countries demanding an end to the hunt.
We Waste How Much Water On Coal?!
Posted on: Aug 17, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
With 1 billion tons of coal used per year in the US, that equates to as much as 75 trillion gallons of water wasted on dirty energy each year.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Bigger Than the Continental US: Here's What We Can Do About It
Posted on: Jul 13, 2010, Source: Planet Green
Much of the world's trash has accumulated into a part of the Pacific Ocean based on the movement of ocean currents.
Everything You Need to Know About Groundwater
Posted on: Jul 9, 2010, Source: Planet Green
As we continue to overuse our vital supplies of groundwater, a new set of problems is presenting itself.
World's Water Supply: Here Are the Haves and Have Nots
Posted on: Jun 29, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
A new report shows which countries have the most precarious and stable water supplies.
Radioactive Surprise: Desert Oasis Water Traced Back to Nuclear Test Site
Posted on: Jun 11, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
The oasis, located near Death Valley, is home to 24 species that are found nowhere else on earth.
Jordan River Expected to Run Dry by 2011
Posted on: May 4, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
Over 90 percent of the river's water has been diverted by Israel, Syria and Jordan, and what's left is an unappealing mix of sewage, saline water, and run-off from cropland.
What's the Single Biggest Misuse of Water in the US?
Posted on: Apr 9, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
Author Robert Glennon talks about his book, "Unquenchable," and how we can solve America's water crisis.
Coal Ship Runs Aground, Great Barrier Reef Threatened By Leaking Oil
Posted on: Apr 5, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
Authorities are worried that an oil spill will do damage to the Great Barrier Reef, which is already struggling to stay healthy.
Water Wars: Pitting Salmon Against Agribusiness
Posted on: Mar 18, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
Agribusiness is sucking up water from the Sacramento/ San Joaquin Delta in order to irrigate crops and it's caused the local salmon population to crash.
Water Footprint Labels to Become as Important as Energy Star
Posted on: Mar 3, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
A water footprint label may soon be as prominent on product packaging as an Energy Star label, and with an equal amount of clout among consumers.
How to Buy Humane Eggs: What to Know, and What You Can Forget
Posted on: Jan 28, 2010, Source: Planet Green
Cage-free. Organic. Range-fed. Humane. We see the terms on the labels of the egg cartons at the store. But can we trust them? Follow these tips.
New Bathroom Mirror Guilts Users Into Sustainable Water Consumption
Posted on: Jan 11, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
The mirror, which is outfitted with LED lights that correspond to the intensity of daily water usage, is meant to keep environmentalism at the front of people's minds.
'Savior Bud' Sucks Moisture From Trees for Drinking Water
Posted on: Oct 28, 2009, Source: TreeHugger
This concept design, modestly called the Savior Bud, is one idea to help gather up moisture from a tree's respiratory process and create drinking water.
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