Category: Water Conservation

The Green Buzz: Friday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2013

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Today’s green news may leave you hot(ter) and bothered.

  1. The Southwest is baking, the East Coast is sweltering. Take me to one of these 10 cool cities. (Nat Geo)
  2. Speaking of hot, the heat wave in the Northeast is moving backwards across America. Whaaat? (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Droughts affect everyone, including companies. How will they cope? (CNBC)
  4. If adapting to a rock climate future means living in a futuristic floating house, I’m out. (CleanTechnica)
  5. Like humans, chimps and orangutans have good memories. (BBC)

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 8

Written by | July 8th, 2013

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We’ve got some “shocking” green news for you this Monday morning.

  1. A static charge — derived from insects’ flapping wings — helps spider webs catch prey. (Discovery News)
  2. Why were 50,000 bumblebees found dead in a parking lot? (TreeHugger)
  3. Agriculture runoff + water quality scientists = a possible answer as to what agricultural pollution is doing to our freshwater sources. (NPR)
  4. PETA the target of protests for euthanizing animals at its shelter in Virginia. (New York Times)
  5. Still need summer vacation plans? The 12 must-see views at U.S. National Parks should help. (MNN)

A Thirst For Growth: Fueling China’s Urban Expansion

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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As China grows to an urban population of 900 million people, the most critical thing it will have to get right is protecting its water supply, says the director of our Securing Water Program.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 19

Written by | June 19th, 2013

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We’ve all heard that bees are in decline, but this morning’s green news puts that in visual perspective.

  1. View pics: This is your grocery store without bees. (PR Newswire
  2. This new app will help you find the cleanest, safest beach. (MNN)
  3. Man feeds bear some bbq, bear attacks man, man charged. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The U.S. is considering exporting more oil for the first time since the 1970s. (Bloomberg)
  5. There are now more fish being farmed than there are cows. (New Scientist)

Preventing Invasives is Vital to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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It holds 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water and is home to the fourth largest economy in the world — but the Great Lakes are under threat from invasive species.

Global Cities Need Natural Defenses

Written by | May 30th, 2013

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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we are reminded that nature can and should play an important role alongside engineered solutions in building (and rebuilding) the cities of tomorrow.

An Important Step Toward Better U.S. Water Policy

Written by | May 23rd, 2013

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America’s water policy can be more cost-effective and better at encouraging the long term health of America’s waterways — that’s why the passing of the Water Resources Development Act is a step in the right direction to better water resource strategy.

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 20

Written by | May 20th, 2013

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As the weather warms up, so too does the green news on climate change…

  1. If we carry on as usual, climate change will bring water shortages in major U.S. cities. (Bloomberg)
  2. By the 2020s, NYC could see heat-wave deaths rise by 20 percent (thanks again to climate change). (The Guardian)
  3. You know it’s bad when people wish for fire ants instead of the newly invasive ‘crazy ants.’ (MNN)
  4. What the frack do we know? Turns out, not a lot. (Grist)
  5. Landmark ruling in Indonesia gives millions of hectares of forests to Indigenous people. (Mongabay)

The Green Buzz: Monday, May 13

Written by | May 13th, 2013

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Take a sip of coffee and read what’s on our green news radar this Monday morning.

  1. Unless severe weather strikes this summer, the U.S. expects a record corn crop. (Wall Street Journal)
  2. Is there human poop in your compost? (NPR)
  3. Think everyone in the developed world has easy-access to safe drinking water? Think again. (The New York Times)
  4. The habitats for common plants and animals will drastically shrink this century. (Huffington Post)
  5. In case you didn’t see it: Amazing Google Earth time-lapse video of how we’ve changed the planet. (MNN)

Walking for Water

Written by | May 8th, 2013

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An Earth Day 6K walk aims to raise awareness of the average distance women and children must walk every single day in Africa and Asia to collect water. The time to address global water challenges is now.

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