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Posted on: Mar 25, 2011, Source: TreeHugger

A review of AlterNet's newest book about the global water crisis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2010, Source: TreeHugger

A new report shows which countries have the most precarious and stable water supplies.

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.

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.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2010, Source: TreeHugger

Author Robert Glennon talks about his book, "Unquenchable," and how we can solve America's water crisis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.