Why the California Water Crisis is a Foretaste of Water Crises to Come

Nature Conservancy - Science

The California water crisis is a harbinger of things to come. Increasingly, cities around the world are going to have to deal with their own water crises. The growth of urban water demand is striking. That doesn’t give residents much incentive to reduce water use.

Compare 5 green products with their outdated counterparts

Green Home Blog

Find out how you can act smart, buy smart and go green without losing the convenience you need. However, if we sub-consciously make an effort to use less energy in our home in combination with green appliances, together, we can conserve a great amount.

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Water and Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

We can harness the power of Paris—notably the impetus it gives to climate change adaptation—to help tackle a related challenge: the water crisis. billion people live in areas of physical water scarcity, and about 2.4 Adapting our water and sanitation to climate change is thus critical.

8 Green Items Every Home Should Have

Green Home Blog

8 Green Items Every Home Should Have. Greening your home can be a daunting process. Green cleaning products. A water filter. Look for a water filter system that uses both reverse osmosis and activated carbon for the safest possible water. Green lighting.

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10 Inventions to Save Earth’s Water

Green Prophet

With drought looming in California, but in many regions of the world include Yemen, Green Prophet honors this year’s Earth Day by digging into the archives so you can share 10 ways to collect and save fresh, potable water. Sea “water cone” evaporation.

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Cool innovation shocks salt from sea water

Green Prophet

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink! Desalinating sea water is a costly and energy consuming way of providing fresh water in many parts of world. Going Green ends with Water from the Sea. Photo of fracking water pool , by MIT News: .

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New Science: Helping Businesses Understand What Water is Worth

Nature Conservancy - Science

When natural water supplies run dry, companies that depend on a reliable flow of water must spend time and money to purchase water elsewhere. Analyzing the Water Needs of Dow Chemical’s Biggest Plant in a Future of Projected Shortages.

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Israeli WaterGen gadget pulls drinking water from thin air

Green Prophet

Finding ways to augment supplies of fresh drinking water have been around for years. These ideas vary from basic “low tech” ones like a Yemenite funnel water cone to extract fresh water from saltwater to using water created by aircon units.

20 Days of H2O: World Water Day 2013

Conservancy Talk

140 liters of water to make a cup of coffee… 185 liters of water to make a bag of chips… 1,500 liters of water to grow cotton for a t-shirt. The hidden water used to produce the food we eat and the items we consume is incredible. Get a reusable water bottle.

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Shorter Showers, Water Sense Toilets & Fixing Leaks Won’t Fix our Water Woes.

Elephant Journal

Taking shorter showers and fixing leaks won’t help solve the world water crisis. Neither will installing Water Sense toilets, fixing leaks, or xeriscaping your yard. These things will lower your own water bill, but that’s all.

Brian Richter’s ‘Chasing Water’: Smarter Solutions for the Coming Water Scarcity

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water shortages aren’t just for California. They might be coming to your town — unless you push your leaders to get smart about managing water. But people are starting to understand that water shortages can severely disrupt local and even regional economies.

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Powdered Water Hydrates Drought-Stricken Farms

Green Prophet

Mexican farmers have been fighting drought with Solid Rain for more than a decade, but the powdered water designed by chemical engineer Sergio Jésus Rico Velasco only hit the American market last year. Additionally, the extra reserve of water in the soil prevents plants from water stress.

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If You Don’t Invest in Your Water Supply, Someone Else Will and It Won’t Be Pretty

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water purification systems at Bret Lake, Switzerland. Would you be willing to pay more for your water bill every month if it meant that there would be less pollution in nearby rivers? The good news is that our tap water is very clean and safe and relatively inexpensive.

Political Green: The Climate is Mum

Green Home Blog

Political Green: The Climate is Mum. ALLERGY HEALTH SENSITIVE Defining Green SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS WATER ENERGY EFFICIENT 2012 election climate change climate deniers hurricane obama politics romney

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Solar-Powered Water Drop Building Produces Drinking Water from Dubai Air

Green Prophet

Orlando De Urrutia has designed what he says is the world’s first building to get its water from the air. On the outside of the building are solar panels that generate energy and on the inside, the core, are vertical conduits for water.

Reflection: A Water Story.

Elephant Journal

When will we wake up to our inseparability from the life and health of water? Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green WAYLON: Today Only documentary environment natural resources water scarcity

How to Save a Little Green by Going Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

Here are a few ways to not only go green but save green! saving energy saving money saving water go green save money going green green lifestyle how to go green save energy save money sustainable living

How to Save a Little Green by Going Green

Living Green & Saving Energy

Here are a few ways to not only go green but save green! saving energy saving money saving water go green save money going green green lifestyle how to go green save energy save money sustainable living

A Green Light for Using Rain Barrel Water on Garden Edibles

Sightline Daily

Rain barrel and watering can by Barb Howe Is it safe to use rain-barrel water collected from your roof to irrigate homegrown lettuces, strawberries, and tomatoes? The problem is there has been little direct research using runoff to water edibles and checking them for contamination.

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New Report: Blueprint for Urban Water Security

Nature Conservancy - Science

Cities: Investing in conserving your watershed just might help secure water for your city. It finds that, for about one in four cities around the world, investment in source watershed conservation could pay for itself in terms of avoided water treatment cost.

Urban Water Footprint: Extensive and Expensive

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Salve Paccha Aquaduct, which transports water from Cayambe Coca to the city of Quito, runs through the páramos landscape at the foot of Ecuador’s Andean range. But without a consistent global database of urban water sources, we couldn’t get very far.

Holiday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green

Green Home Blog

Holiday Efficiency: 10 EPA Tips on Keeping it Green. In the whirlwind of holiday shopping, activities, family, cooking and so much more it can easily let your green intentions slip away from you. Save Water – Catering a party, no matter how large or small, can use up to two gallons of water wasted per minute. Instead, fill your sink or even a cooler with hot soapy water, scrape and then dump your dirty dishes in as you go along.

Jordan’s Green Fairytale- ‘Once Upon A Water’ Campaign

Green Prophet

Launched by 7iberINC, Once Upon A Water aims to tell the story of Jordan’s vanishing water supply and how they can have a ‘happily ever after’ According to the WHO, Jordan has one of the lowest water resource availability per capita in the world.

Refreshing Detox Water Cocktails for Summer—or any Season.

Elephant Journal

The addition of a few alkaline fruits and botanicals can transform a glass of water into a detoxifying masterpiece that is beneficial and delicious. Family Food Green Health & Wellness cocktail recipe Detox drinks detox water summer detox

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It’s World Water Month: 5 Simple Things We Can Do to Help. #EveryDropCounts

Elephant Journal

A few simple steps that we can all take to help the world water crisis. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Inspiring (Wow) Los Angeles #EveryDropCounts 5 Simple Things April 22 skip a shower conservation eco environment green save water skip a shower take action tips water water usage what can I do world water month

Maintenance Tips: Keeping A Tankless Water Heater Efficient

Green Living Ideas

A little knowledge goes a long way when it comes to keeping your tankless water heater efficient. The post Maintenance Tips: Keeping A Tankless Water Heater Efficient appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Green Bottle Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Green Bottle reusable water bottle originates in the USA – though is manufactured in China – and is distributed by “ a fine choice ltd. ” A very nice and especially good reusable stainless steel water bottle for a very good price.

Don’t Shower Shorter to Stop Water Waste. Shower Better!

The Green Samaritan

Green LivingAs part of Energy Action Month, TGS welcomes this guest post by Beth Livingston, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Whether you live on the West Coast or have friends on social media that do, See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com.

Understanding the Lake Erie Algal Bloom & Toledo Water Shutdown

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water, water everywhere — but it’s all covered in algae. I felt many things as the news unfolded of the Toledo water shutdown and Lake Erie algal bloom last month. I grew up there, angling for some of those fish and waterskiing on the calm waters.

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Abu Dhabi investors looking for water tech innovators!

Green Prophet

Want to make a splash with your water tech idea, vie for a chance to get funded and earn customers right away? Green Prophet has been part of the event for the last two years and we are looking forward to attending this year as well. Image of Arabian Gulf water and clouds from Shutter.

Practical Ways to Conserve Water and Energy

Hug a Tree with Me

The effort of conserving water and energy simply means to waste less, save more and use wisely. Water and energy are our two biggest aids – we rely on them to cook and clean more efficiently, travel farther, and also to work and play at our best. Green up home green up home

Puri Water Bottle Makes Potable Drinking Water at Sea

Green Prophet

During my travels throughout the Middle East and North Africa , I dreamed of having a magical bottle that could purify water without the need for any gross tasting tablets, and here it is: Puri. Just scoop in some salt water, pump, and drink.

US supports hydroponics to revitalize Mideast food, water and security

Green Prophet

The modern day Middle East, especially water-deprived countries like Jordan and Syria, has had on-going problems in that local agriculture cannot provide sufficient amounts of local food due to lack of sufficient water and arable land to grow crops.

Can Gray Infrastructure Be Green?

Conservancy Talk

Even renewable energy technologies like wind and solar—urgently needed to avoid accelerating climate change—may have a large and immediate physical footprint that can impact wildlife, lands and waters. Renowned biologist, philosopher and naturalist Edward O.

Warka Water towers pull drinking water out of thin air

Green Prophet

Italian architect Arturo Vittori and his colleague Andreas Vogler designed a low-tech machine that can produce between 50 and 100 liters of clean drinking water daily, without electrical equipment and independent of land-based water sources.

Top 10 Tips for Saving Water

Environmental News Network

Go Green Natural Resources Sustainability Water TipsFrom: Super Drain. How To."

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Green New Year’s Resolution #1 – Exercise More

Green Home Blog

If you do it right, this year you can turn your New Year’s resolution to workout into an exercise in going green. Whether you’re just getting started or want to change up an old routine, the best way to green your workout is to head outside. Don’t forget to green your workout gear, too. Purchase a reusable, BPA-free water bottle and look for workout clothes made from organic, free trade fabrics. Green your workout gear.

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Daring Moroccan university recycles urine as drinking water

Green Prophet

Powered by both solar and wind energy, the closed-loop water cleansing process involves controlling “… organic and ceramic membranes with holes just one ten-thousandth of a millimetre across – 700 times thinner than a strand of human hair,” according to Phys.org.

Eole’s double-duty turbines wick water from wind

Green Prophet

Pull free, safe drinking water straight from the sky! The earth’s atmosphere is a huge freshwater reserve, packed with 13,000 cubic kilometers of moisture, yet over 150 million of people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. Images from Eole Water.

Bedroom Green: 6 Eco-Sexy Tips

Green Home Blog

And while you are finding the time and energy to steal away with your lover, why not incorporate some green tactics to make even the most intimate of intimates another step in lowering your carbon footprint and/or helping heal the planet? Thwart the Swimmers with Green Sense.

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