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Where the River Runs Dry

The Colorado and America’s water crisis.<p>Our pilot, David Kunkel, asked me to retrieve his oxygen bottle from under my seat, and when I handed it to him he gripped the plastic breathing tube with his teeth and opened the valve. We had taken off from Boulder that morning, and were flying over Rocky …

Hiking Trail

10 Easy Tasks That'll Save Your Butt Next Spring

Taking on simple tasks now can make your life easier in the spring and maybe even eliminate disasters. To avoid problems with cracked water pipes, a flooded basement, animals living in your garage, or other surprises, undertake these 10 projects.<p>Taking on simple tasks now can make your life easier …

Amazing Photo Technique Reveals Water Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

• Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<br>• Date of Publication: 08.19.13. 08.19.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s easy to lose an hour …

Making Every Drop of Water Count

It Takes More Than 3 Gallons of Water to Make a Single Sheet of Paper

... and more mind-boggling stats that hint at a Waterworld future<p><i>... and more mind-boggling stats that hint at a</i> Waterworld <i>future</i>

Articles about 6 water saving modern gardens native plants on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>Thomas Heatherwick combines infrastructure with public space to make the world a little greener.<p>With her drought-tolerant landscapes and permeable hardscape designs, Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping has …

New Jersey

Colgate Receives 2015 Leadership Award from US Green Building Council

Riding Water Slides in a Drought

At 11 <i>A.M.</i> on Saturday, May 9th, four days after California’s water board approved restrictions designed to cut water use by twenty-five per cent in urban areas, passed in response to the state’s severe drought, Northern California’s biggest water park, Raging Waters, in San Jose, opened its gates …

Jerry Brown

The three wonders of the ancient world solving modern water problems

In Peru, Kenya and India, NGOs are helping communities overcome water scarcity using wisdom from the past<p>India<p>Across large swaths of the Thar desert in western India, traditional techniques for harvesting the little amount of rain that falls has helped people survive the powerful effects of the sun …

Water
Google Earth

Water for People Partnership - Guatemala and India

The U.S. Could Cut Water Use By 33% Using Existing Technology

The White House thinks the U.S. can dramatically reduce its water use, and announces a “Water Summit” to unleash innovation in a stagnant sector.<p>Water isn’t a national security issue inside the U.S. Indeed, for most Americans, water isn’t an issue at all. Even in California, in the midst of the …

Water

This Film Takes You Inside Shockingly Beautiful Homes—Made of Trash

From <i>The Atlantic</i> and filmmakers Flora Lichtman and Katherine Wells comes the story of the Earthships, a community of unconventional off-grid homes in …

Water Policy Explained Through Dance Is The Best Thing You Will Watch Today

Winner of 8th annual 'Dance Your PhD' contest<p>Explaining your PhD thesis to people outside your field can be tricky. You want to be accurate, but also comprehensible, and sometimes words just aren't enough. Enter the Dance Your PhD contest, now in its eighth year.<p>This year's winner was Florence Metz …

Sociology

Water Footprint of an American

<b>The</b> <b></b><b>“water footprint”</b> <b></b><b>of the average American is 32,911 glasses per day.</b> That’s according to a recent study by a Conservancy partner organization, the …

Making Ocean Water Drinkable Is Much Harder Than You Think

California's Carlsbad Desalination Project, which will start operating later this year, will process more than 104 million gallons of seawater daily, turning about half that into drinking water.<p>When Dean Spatz began his introduction-to-engineering-design class as a sophomore at Dartmouth in 1963, …

Ecocapsule is a sustainable egg-shaped house the size of a car

It may not seem like it, but the small, egg-shaped construction seen here can actually be lived in like house, despite being even smaller than a …

New York City

The Smarter Way to Water Your Lawn

Follow these eight tips for healthy grass with a deep, strong root system.<p>To get a proven, easy-to-follow strategy for giving your lawn the right amount of water, we talked to lawn care expert Matt Maurer, owner of PureLawn Lawn Services, with branches in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. Follow these …

Gardening

Articles about here what we can do convert rainwater useable water source on Dwell.com - Dwell

Field researcher and water-harvesting expert Ed Beaulieu analyzes our conservation options for the future.<p>Six teams of architects propose empowering new solutions for urban sprawl.<p>What happens when the stories we read share only one culture or worldview? Editor Chris Jackson shares five reasons why …

Prefab Homes

Palmolive Global Sustainability Initiatives

28,000 Rivers Disappeared in China: What Happened?

Government officials say it's been caused by statistical inaccuracies and climate change. But is that the whole story?<p>Reuters<p>As recently as 20 years ago, there were an estimated 50,000 rivers in China, each covering a flow area of at least 60 square miles. But now, according to China's First …

This Washing Machine Saves on Water Using Plastic Beads

Xeros' machine can reduce water use by 80 percent.<p>Traditional washing machines suck up a lot of water. An old-school top-loader can chug down 40 gallons of water for a full load, newer models still run through use 27 gallons per load, and even Energy Star washers can use up to 14 gallons per …

Companies We Work With

Driving Consumer Awareness on Water Conservation<p>Colgate employees help plant 200 trees along one mile of riparian buffer in New Jersey's Upper …

Museum of Tomorrow: a captivating invitation to imagine a sustainable world

Rio de Janeiro’s new museum, focusing on ideas rather than objects, ecology more than technology, is a little trippy, a little hippy, very worthy but rarely dull<p>Jutting diagonally into the sky from the old port of Rio de Janeiro is an other-worldly edifice that looks like a cross between a …

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Climate

This Material Makes Water Move Upward Without Power

All you need is super-hydrophobic materials and a little moxie<p>Chinese researchers have created a tiny water pump that requires no power source. In other words, it can push water upward without adding energy, making for visuals like the video below that appear to defy gravity.<p>A copper mesh treated …

Source Of You

Safeguarding our Sources<p>The Nature Conservancy is helping safeguard our water sources through protection, restoration and collaboration.<p>The Nature …

Sustainable Earth: Water

Rio+20 highlights the global effort needed to safeguard one of the world's most important resources.<p>Clean water is essential for life, but most people in the developed world don't think much about the water they use for drinking, food preparation, and sanitation. In developing nations, however, the …