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16

Jul

Wasting water now comes with hefty fine in drought-ravaged CaliforniaIn California, overwatering your lawn isn’t just an objectionable act … it’s a criminal one.

Wasting water now comes with hefty fine in drought-ravaged California
In California, overwatering your lawn isn’t just an objectionable act … it’s a criminal one.

5 cheap ways to save 1,000 gallons of waterWater is humanity’s most valuable resource. Want to green your usage? These ideas cost next to nothing and can each save 1,000 gallons a year.

5 cheap ways to save 1,000 gallons of water
Water is humanity’s most valuable resource. Want to green your usage? These ideas cost next to nothing and can each save 1,000 gallons a year.

30

Jun

How to use fruit peels to filter your waterWho needs fancy water purifiers? Try this easy water treatment technique instead, using nothing more than fruit peels and rubbing alcohol.

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

13

Jun

Photo of the day: This beautiful rain forest creek will put you in a Zen moodYou can practically hear the babbling of the water rushing over the rocks when you look at this meditative photograph.

Photo of the day: This beautiful rain forest creek will put you in a Zen mood
You can practically hear the babbling of the water rushing over the rocks when you look at this meditative photograph.

15

May

California’s thirst lifts mountains, triggers earthquakes along San Andreas FaultWith groundwater pumping and the evaporation of heavy weights of water, Earth’s crust rebounds. This movement affects the fault, causing earthquakes.

California’s thirst lifts mountains, triggers earthquakes along San Andreas Fault
With groundwater pumping and the evaporation of heavy weights of water, Earth’s crust rebounds. This movement affects the fault, causing earthquakes.

12

May

Simple tree branch water filter removes 99% of E. coliHigh-tech water filters are wonderful. But what if you could go DIY, using just a piece of wood?

Simple tree branch water filter removes 99% of E. coli
High-tech water filters are wonderful. But what if you could go DIY, using just a piece of wood?

Books as water purifiers? Yes, really.This clever invention provides information about water while simultaneously providing the means for water purification.

Books as water purifiers? Yes, really.
This clever invention provides information about water while simultaneously providing the means for water purification.

02

May

Portland reverses decision to dump 38 million gallons of pee-tainted drinking waterFabulous news for those who have been losing sleep over the fate of Portland’s world-famous pee water: City officials are hanging onto it, at least for now.

Portland reverses decision to dump 38 million gallons of pee-tainted drinking water
Fabulous news for those who have been losing sleep over the fate of Portland’s world-famous pee water: City officials are hanging onto it, at least for now.

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.