Written by Giulio Boccaletti | February 21st, 2014
As a balmy Sochi Olympics wraps up, other parts of the world grapple with droughts and the “polar vortex.” What does this mean for our water supplies? In this reality, writes Dr. Giulio Boccaletti, the role of nature in securing a sustainable water future becomes critically important.
Written by Adam Bloom | January 14th, 2014
Written by McKenzie Jones | January 13th, 2014
Saving the radioactive cows, West Virginians soon to have clean water restored, and an attitude adjustment re: urban biodiversity in today’s green news.
- “Let the Cows of Hope Live!” is the call of a rancher seeking to save cows turned radioactive after the Fukushima power plant disaster. (NY Times)
- A West Virginia chemical spill, which left many residents without access to clean running water for five days, is thankfully nearing its end. (Huffington Post)
- Have US cities woken up to the value of urban wildlife? Some say the changes taking place look like the start of an urban biodiversity movement. (Yale Environment 360)
Written by Adam Bloom | January 7th, 2014
Science gets to the bottom of mysteries like widely reported “earthquake lights” and the true age of the cockroach in today’s green news.
1. While people for millenia have reported seeing mysterious lights immediately before earthquakes, scientists think they’ve found the answer in a unique reaction by stressed rocks. (National Geographic)
2. Researchers in northwest Colorado recently discovered 49-million-year-old fossilized cockroaches, pushing back the bug’s known Earth record by a full 5 million years. (Live Science)
3. California’s lack of snowfall this winter hurts more than avid skiers; it means people and nature in the state will have a lot less freshwater at their disposal. (Grist)
4. Windpower in the UK generated a record 10% of the country’s electricity in December, enough for 5.7 million homes during one of the most energy-intensive times of the year. (TreeHugger)
Written by Giulio Boccaletti | November 13th, 2013
As cities grow to tens of millions strong, accelerated urbanization coupled with concerns for water security is energizing the “smart” water tech market.
Written by Sarah Davidson | September 19th, 2013
We should be considering natural infrastructure along with man-made structures like dams to help us manage our water resources.
Written by Mark Tercek | September 18th, 2013
The launch of the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund in Mexico is a great example of a triple win — a project that protects nature, meets people’s needs, and provides good returns on investment for businesses and governments.
Written by Michael Reuter | September 16th, 2013
George C. Grugett helped bring forth the “room for our rivers” approach to managing our water resources — and it’s one that should be used more often.
Written by Giulio Boccaletti | September 9th, 2013
Markets are not the solution to all water problems, but offer an example of the innovation needed for sustainable management of this precious resource.