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Defence contractor finds method for cheap, clean water

A defence contractor better known for building jet fighters and lethal missiles says it has found a way to slash the amount of energy needed to remove salt from seawater, potentially making it vastly cheaper to produce clean water at a time when water scarcity has become a global security issue.

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A Mayan Water Storage System With Lessons for Today

A little over 2,000 years ago, many of the Maya were on the move. They abandoned the eroded and deforested low-lying land on the Yucatan peninsula – probably because of a bad drought – and headed to hillier elevations in what is now modern-day central Guatemala, according to Vernon L. Scarborough, an anthropologist at the […]

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Simple Rain Water Harvesting System, Tanks & Filter (Video)

DIY Rainwater Harvesting with Plastic Water Storage Tanks Watch this DIY video showing a simple rainwater harvesting system with sand and gravel filtration system. The sizes of pipes will vary depending on the water flow rate, as will the size of water tanks.  To see what plastic or poly water storage tanks are available in […]

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The LifeStraw makes dirty water clean

More than one billion people – one sixth of the world’s population – are without access to safe water supply. At any given moment, about half of the world’s poor are suffering from waterborne diseases, of which over 6,000 – mainly children – die each day as a direct result of consuming unsafe drinking water.

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Water Filtration: What You Should Know

Bottled water is definitely out and tap water is in, but with concerns of traces of metals, pharmaceuticals and other chemical residues in our water supply, shouldn’t one be filtering? There is no perfect one-size-fits-all when it comes to choosing a water filter. You also first need to decide what you are wanting to remove […]

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How to Purify Water

Most of us in the West don’t think about drinking water. We just turn on the tap and it’s there: clean, pure and reasonably tasty. But it’s a different story in developing countries or in the wilderness areas in our own backyards. And as we’ve seen with the recent cholera outbreak in Haiti, disaster areas […]

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Is What’s in Your Bottled Water Worth Trashing the Planet?

Image ©serpico via morguefile We think that cutting out your bottled water habit is the perfect New Year’s goal for 2011. So does the Environmental Working Group (EWG). EWG recently posted their 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard, and the results show that most water isn’t as as crystal clear as most water companies would have you […]

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The 4 Best Ways to Ditch Bottled Water

Bottled water is a huge resource hog, from the plastic and shipping to the water itself. Not only is there the waste to consider, but many large bottled water companies fill those plastic bottles up at the expense of local water rights.

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SA Water Safe for 2010 World Cup?

Cape Town – Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Buyelwa Sonjica has given tap water in all 2010 FIFA World Cup host cities a clean bill of health. Releasing the 2010 Host Cities Drinking Water Quality Management Audit Report, Sonjica said the world can rest assured that tap water in all host cities is

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