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Study Shows 'Megadrought' May Soon Hit Southwestern U.S.

Arizona and California are in the 15th year of the worst drought on record. But the next one could reach as far as Texas and last 35 years.<p>The American Southwest may be headed for a “megadrought,” an arid period longer than any in recent memory.<p>A megadrought is the name for a decades-long dry …

Californians tear out lawns to cope with drought

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn't keep green, no matter how he watered it, so he decided to tear …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

10 kale recipes for a heart-healthy diet

Kale has a surprisingly wide array of health benefits. Read about why this leafy green is considered a superfood, and check out 10 fantastically …

Food

These Are the 33 Best BBQ Joints in America

Pizza was invented in Italy and perfected in America. Hamburgers were invented in America but given a really German-sounding name. Indeed, it's quite possible that no culinary tradition (except for the Hot Pocket) is more thoroughly American than barbecue, with its different variants creating …

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Local Energy-Water Solutions Should Be A Model For The Nation

<i>This commentary, authored by Kate Zerrenner, originally appeared on EDF’s Energy Exchange blog.</i><p>Over the past several weeks, I’ve written a lot about the intimate and inextricable connection between energy and water. The energy-water nexus involves a number of technologies, environmental factors and …

Could water markets encourage collaboration and reduce conflict?

This week an estimated 3,000 water professionals convened in Stockholm for World Water Week. The theme of the conference – inspired by the UN General Assembly, which declared 2013 International Year of Water Co-operation – was "water co-operation and building partnerships".<p>The choice of theme …

Water ATMs emerge in India’s urban slums — a clean water breakthrough?

Many of the residents of Savda Ghevra — a resettled slum in the western part of Delhi, India — spend several hours a day acquiring water for basic …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

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Books

The $8 Billion Bargain: How Watershed Payments Save Cities, Support Farms And Combat Climate Change

Somewhere in the world, rain is falling on a mountain valley or forest, from where it will flow to people in cities like Tanga, Tanzania or Denver, Colorado. If the valley or forest is clean and full of trees, the water will arrive crystal-clear and at regular intervals; but if the valley or forest …

Carnegie Wave Energy to Launch the World's First Wave-Powered Desalination Plant

Carnegie Wave Energy is planning to open the world’s first zero-emission wave powered desalination plant on Garden Island in Australia. Using the …

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 …

25 Quick Vegetarian Recipes We Love

Gallery25 Quick Vegetarian Recipes We Love<p>We're in the height of summer's produce bounty, and you're faced with the ultimate quandary. You want to cook and eat everything, but the weather's so nice out that you also just want to relax on the deck with a cold beer and nothing on your mind. What's a …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

This is wise thinking.

German researchers create a lithium-ion battery that retains 85% of its capacity after 10,000 charges

For use in electric cars and renewable energy storage<p>Scientists at the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (Centre …

Take it with a grain of salt, but this "United States of the Environment" map is kind of neat: http://mnatu.re/11GVcmg