Tag: drinking water

20 Days of H2O

Written by | March 2nd, 2012

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We’re raising awareness of just how much water we really use in our daily lives through our 20 Days of H2O campaign, culminating in a celebration on World Water Day on March 22.

Traveling the Magdalena River

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Join a team of Nature Conservancy staff and scientists as they navigate Colombia’s Magdalena River and bring to life its rich communities and culture through this series of blog posts.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 27

Written by | July 27th, 2011

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Don’t mess with Texas…if something happens to the rest of the world, we could all be living in it.

  1. Nash Prairie is a “beautiful representation of what Texas really looked like,” says our Texas state director. (Houston Chronicle)
  2. A new documentary explores how disappearing glaciers devastate communities. (Grist)
  3. If the entire world lived at New York City’s density level, we could all fit into the state of Texas. Crazy! (Treehugger)
  4. Warming Arctic temperatures are releasing long-buried, long-frozen toxins, which could eventually reach our food and water supplies. (YaleE360)
  5. Can you trust your local drinking water? (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 27

Written by | June 27th, 2011

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The sun is shining, the birds are chirping… it’s the greenest Monday around:

  1. Sharks now have a safe haven in the waters of Honduras. (Green)
  2. “Super sand” is a new low-cost way to purify contaminated drinking water in developing nations. (BBC)
  3. A highway system for bicyclists? In the U.S.? Sounds like a dream come true! (EcoGeek)
  4. Old, used hotel soap is helping save lives, thanks to this ingenious project. (Treehugger)
  5. The latest message on climate change? It will affect your garden. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 2

Written by | February 2nd, 2011

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Punxsutawney Phil may say winter’s over, but keep a sweater on hand for these cool green links:

  1. The NFL plans to offset the 15,000 megawatt hours of energy it’ll expend during the Super Bowl. (Treehugger)
  2. The EPA is going to limit the amount of toxic rocket fuel chemicals in your drinking water, which sounds like a good idea. (AP via Washington Post)
  3. A California woman has turned her home into a sanctuary for rare, threatened birds. (Mongabay)
  4. The Yellow Pages is making it easy to opt out of receiving the paper-heavy phone book. (Green House)
  5. Is Jon Huntsman the greenest GOP presidential hopeful? (Grist)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 18

Written by | October 18th, 2010

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We’ve got a case of the cool green Mondays:

  1. Fearful of West Nile virus, scientists are trapping and vaccinating Santa Cruz Island’s rare scrub jays one by one. (LA Times)
  2. How to purify drinking water without chlorine: add a little silver, cotton and electricity. (CleanTechnica)
  3. A blogger explains why we have to invest in green infrastructure now. (ClimateBiz)
  4. Are toilet seat covers just a waste of paper? (Ask Umbra)
  5. Hey dog owners! Your pooch’s poop could be a source of energy. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, July 12

Written by | July 12th, 2010

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Maybe if we give each polar bear a security blanket, everything will work out?

  1. A giant thermal blanket could help slow the rate of a melting glacier in Italy. (Treehugger)
  2. Scientists say polar bears in Hudson Bay have just 25-30 years left, matching the rate of decline of Arctic sea ice. (Yale 360)
  3. Australia plans to get 30 percent of its drinking water from the ocean. (The New York Times)
  4. The controversial tactic of burning oil resumes in the Gulf. (Los Angeles Times)
  5. Fred Pearce celebrates World Population Day by debunking the overpopulation myth. (Grist)
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