Landmark study: other people’s drugs enter our bodies through veggies and fruits

Green Prophet

Reclaimed or grey water is touted as a great means to save and reuse water where water resources are thin. We’ve written in the past about drugs (like codeine and cocaine) in your drinking water, now researchers have gone to look for them in your food.

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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.

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Environmental Economics

I used to worry about those folks out west, what with their swimming pools and desert lawns and not enough low priced water. No longer, I think they'll be fine with new technology: With climate change threatening to diminish water supplies in the fast-growing Southwest, more cities are considering the potential of reclaimed water. With a single wastewater treatment plant we can finally get around to more efficiently pricing water out west.

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Saudi city goes underground to avert vehicular traffic

Green Prophet

The latter will be decked out with vertical gardens and perhaps even waterworks (we hope they use reclaimed water.). :: WAN. Is there anything worse than being in a hot city with cars idling, kicking up heat and pollution ?

Gulf Greywater Recycling Could Cut Water Use by 30%

Green Prophet

The United Arab Emirates could save approximately 30 per cent of its daily water use if multi-residential buildings implement greywater recycling programs , according to a recent report compiled by researchers from the University of Sharjah. “Water issues are very important for the UAE.

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Emefcy Funded to Make Bugs Produce Energy

Green Prophet

Two serial water technology entrepreneurs from Israel, Eytan Levy and Ronen Shechter, who also founded Israel’s AqWise , have come up with another way to put bacteria in wastewater to work for us. The organic material in the waste produces power and treated water.

AquaAgro Fund II to Focus on Preventing Starvation with Water Investment

Green Prophet

At its extreme, it is human life itself that is at risk from water scarcity. But this actually could be what happens to your own descendants in future centuries, even though you now live near a source of water and food and your life seems safe from such horror now. (

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How To Make Paper from Potty

Green Prophet

This is material that if not reclaimed would literally go down the drain and eventually biodegrade. Reclaiming water that would otherwise go down the drain. A similar issue is at play in Singapore, where there are wastewater plants that create drinking water from sewage water. I catch up with Applied Clean Tech to know more about their recycled toilet paper project Above: recycled poo pellets that serve as raw material for recycled paper.

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4 Ethical Ensembles to Get You Through the Holidays, from Party to Work to Weekend

Eco Chic

They also provide free childcare for their workers, as well as using reclaimed water to grow organic produce for their employees. The holidays can be such a whirlwind! Keep your style on fleek with these ethical fashion swaps for high-fashion pieces for Party, Work and Weekend!

Israel Cleantech Ventures Raising $100 Million for Energy Innovation

Green Prophet

Not too surprisingly in the tiny, parched, sun-drenched nation surrounded by unstable oil fiefdoms , the cleantech focus is on oil independence and acute water efficiency. Israel reuses a staggering 75% of its waste water, far out ahead of the next-best water-saver at 12%.

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INTERVIEW: The Man Behind Palestine’s Green City Rawabi – Bashar Masri

Green Prophet

From political complications over using Jewish National Fund trees , concerns by environmentalists over the lack of water and waste-water management plans to threats by Israel to shut down access roads and boycotts - the project really has seen it all.

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3 Big Ideas to Make Water Last

The Green Changemakers

ucby Doug Pibel , Illustrations by Alexandre Dumas [link] [link] Only a tiny fraction of Earth’s water is available as fresh water. JUST $3 (+ shipping) Where is our water? of the water on earth is salty. of Earth's water that's fresh, about 70% is ice—and inaccessible. [

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10 Principles for Liveable High Density Cities: Lessons from Singapore

The Green Changemakers

By adopting a strategy of pervasive greenery and by transforming its parks and water bodies into lifestyle spaces for community activities, Singapore integrated nature with its dense developments.

3 Big Ideas to Make Water Last

The Green Changemakers

by Doug Pibel , Illustrations by Alexandre Dumas [link] Steward our watersheds, share the water fairly, and live within our means. Here is what sustainability looks like: Where is our water? of the water on earth is salty. of Earth's water that's fresh, 0.3%

Curriculum & Resources: Water

The Green Changemakers

Education Connection Newsletter Read the newsletter: Lessons to celebrate and protect clean, fresh water From measuring your water footprint to understanding the breadth of the BP oil spill, here is a bounty of resources for your classroom of local and world citizens.

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