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The Future of Water

Water on earth may be more scarce than you may think. Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst,” talks about what people should do to help secure the world’s water future. Jeremy Hobson: More bad news for Texas which is in the middle of the worst drought since the 1960s. Forecasters are expecting less-than-average rainfall […]

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How To Survive Without Electricity

Situations Where There May Be No Electricity It’s interesting to read that electricity has only been a common household item in the last 50 or so years. Before that, people have survived for ages – so a lack of electricity for any duration of time is something that can be overcome. As human beings, we […]

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Eco-farming can double food output by poor: U.N.

Many farmers in developing nations can double food production within a decade by shifting to ecological agriculture from use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, a U.N. report showed on Tuesday. Insect-trapping plants in Kenya and Bangladesh’s use of ducks to eat weeds in rice paddies are among examples of steps taken to increase food for […]

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Hidden Water Consumption- Surprising Facts

We’ve all probably been made aware of some startling water-use statistics that are more ‘apparent’, but have we ever considered the water use/waste that is involved in less ‘obvious’ human activities?? One may be surprised to learn of some of the facts below… Diet The water it takes to produce the average American diet alone—approximately […]

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Scientists warn of water woes

Policy wonks, scientists and economists gather to discuss research and best practices for optimizing water management as a global water crisis looms. WATER SOURCES: The California Aqueduct in 2008. Climate and weather challenges make water a tricky resource to manage. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) OTTAWA — Demand for water in agriculture and energy production could […]

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Priorities for Green Living

1. Minimize Energy Consumption    2. Reduce the Household Waste Stream    3. Conserve Water    4. Eat Less Meat    5. Reduce Use Of Toxic Chemicals    6. Decide Which Companies To Patronize    7. Grow your own Vegetables 1. Minimize Energy Consumption * Wrap your geyser in an insulated blanket and turn it […]

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Micro Solar Systems: a Life Changer for the Developing World

A solar phone charging station in Uganda If someone offered you a solar system for $12, you’d probably be immediately suspicious. Once they told you it only powered a LED light bulb and charging plug for your cell phone, you might chuckle… such a device might be kind of cool, but hardly useful… right? Not […]

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Bringing Back The Past To Save The Future

In the past, there was no such thing as disposable plastic grocery bags… single-use utensils… or 24/7 fast food joints. Our instant gratification-based society has quickly filled our planet with trash and pollution that is going to be very difficult to clean up, never mind even live with while we try to do so. As […]

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Harvest and flush: Indoor rainwater recycling proposed in California

To reduce pressure on California’s strained water supplies, a bill is introduced to the State Assembly that would permit Californians to use of reclaimed rainwater indoors as well as out. As reported by Jaymi Heimbuch over at TreeHugger, a new bill introduced to the California State Assembly, AB 275, the Rainwater Capture Act of 2011, […]

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