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18

Apr

Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoirPortland authorities faced a tough decision this week: To drain a large reservoir or provide residents with pee-tainted tap water? To some controversy, they opted for the former.

Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoir
Portland authorities faced a tough decision this week: To drain a large reservoir or provide residents with pee-tainted tap water? To some controversy, they opted for the former.

28

Mar

This edible water blob could replace plastic bottlesThe Ooho ‘water bottle’ is a gelatinous blob that allows you to have your bottled water (minus the plastic) and eat it too.

This edible water blob could replace plastic bottles
The Ooho ‘water bottle’ is a gelatinous blob that allows you to have your bottled water (minus the plastic) and eat it too.

26

Mar

Looking for ways to make your kitchen more efficient? Here are some tips to use less water.

Looking for ways to make your kitchen more efficient? Here are some tips to use less water.

25

Mar

How drinking water satisfies the brainNew research shows how the human brain reacts to drinking water in different scenarios.

How drinking water satisfies the brain
New research shows how the human brain reacts to drinking water in different scenarios.

25

Feb

Here’s a good reason to put down your phoneA new initiative from the UNICEF Tap Project donates a day’s worth of clean water for every 10 minutes you don’t touch your phone.

Here’s a good reason to put down your phone
A new initiative from the UNICEF Tap Project donates a day’s worth of clean water for every 10 minutes you don’t touch your phone.

26

Jan

5 reasons not to drink bottled waterIt’s expensive, wasteful and — contrary to popular belief — not any healthier for you than tap water.

5 reasons not to drink bottled water
It’s expensive, wasteful and — contrary to popular belief — not any healthier for you than tap water.

02

Jan

Drink more water this year!We take you through 6 reasons why you’ll want to make sure you drink enough water.

Drink more water this year!
We take you through 6 reasons why you’ll want to make sure you drink enough water.

20

Dec

Tiny ‘micromotors’ could clean polluted waterThe nanoscale structures would propel themselves into tight spaces that other treatments can’t reach.

Tiny ‘micromotors’ could clean polluted water
The nanoscale structures would propel themselves into tight spaces that other treatments can’t reach.

19

Dec

Who needs fancy water purifiers? Try this easy water treatment technique instead, using nothing more than fruit peels and rubbing alcohol.

Who needs fancy water purifiers? Try this easy water treatment technique instead, using nothing more than fruit peels and rubbing alcohol.

09

Dec

As the ocean makes inroads over the next century, people living in low-lying areas will be displaced, leaving them in need of new homes. Don’t let memories of “Waterworld” deter you from checking out these marine dwellings.
10 innovative ideas that let would us live on water