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Over 30,000 mines are leaking toxic waste into American waterways

Over 30,000 mines are leaking toxic waste into American waterways

On the heels of the disaster which caused 3 million gallons of toxic waste to spill into the Animas River in Colorado earlier this month, conservationists are rightly freaking out about the likelihood of

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Scientists just discovered a deepwater reef more diverse than the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists just discovered a deepwater reef more diverse than the Great Barrier Reef

Park officials in the southern Australian province of Victoria say a deepwater reef has been discovered there that may have more coral, sponge, and fish than the Great Barrier Reef. Wilsons Promontory

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California is sinking 2 inches a month because of drought-driven groundwater pumping

California is sinking 2 inches a month because of drought-driven groundwater pumping

Scientists have known California is sinking for years, but new data from NASA show the state is subsiding even faster than previously thought due to relentless pumping of groundwater - largely for

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 water purification solutions for developing countries

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 water purification solutions for developing countries

Did you know that improving water sanitation levels could prevent 10 percent of the global disease burden? Billions of people around the world lack access to clean water and are at risk for many

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Hand-powered Circo dishwasher saves time, space, money and water

Hand-powered Circo dishwasher saves time, space, money and water

It is estimated that 75% of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050. While this urbanization presents great opportunities, it will be an enormous challenge to ensure that energy and space

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Watershed Materials developed technology that turns clay into a sustainable building product

Watershed Materials developed technology that turns clay into a sustainable building product

Watershed Materials Develops Geopolymer Technology To Turn Natural Clays Into Durable Building Products Up To Twice as Strong as Traditional Concrete, Watershed Materials’ Sustainable Geopolymer

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This California city is building a water park during the state’s worst drought

This California city is building a water park during the state’s worst drought

In the town of Dublin, 35 miles inland from San Francisco, the municipality and its residents have been diligent about saving water. As California endures the worst drought in its history, children are

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Can this SOL bag really purify water with the power of the sun?

Can this SOL bag really purify water with the power of the sun?

SOL Water is a curious new product by Tortoise Gear, a California-based designer of survival gear. It’s a hydration bag that the company claims doubles as a water-purifying device, harnessing the power

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This sexy showerhead uses 70% less water than standard fixtures

This sexy showerhead uses 70% less water than standard fixtures

We've long been told that showers are far better for the environment than baths, and that shorter showers save water, so the inevitable next step is for household shower fixtures to be designed

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5-foot-long python hitches ride on Baltimore’s floating Water Wheel

5-foot-long python hitches ride on Baltimore’s floating Water Wheel

Baltimore’s Water Wheel picked up an unexpected and alarming visitor last week: a five-foot-long ball python found cozied up on the machine’s solar power inverter. The managers of the Water Wheel—a

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Frank Gehry to revitalize the LA River as “a water reclamation project”

Frank Gehry to revitalize the LA River as “a water reclamation project”

Frank Gehry is one of our favorite architects here at Inhabitat. We’ve been eagerly awaiting his designs for the next two buildings at Facebook’s California HQ and now we have another west coast

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Underwater “Stonehenge” discovered near Sicily is over 10,000-years-old

Underwater “Stonehenge” discovered near Sicily is over 10,000-years-old

Off the coast of Sicily, researchers have discovered a giant stone monolith submerged in a shallow channel. A report published in Science Direct suggests the man-made object was created by an ancient

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Golden Water installation dazzles onlookers with mesmerizing LED lights

Golden Water installation dazzles onlookers with mesmerizing LED lights

The artist was inspired by the ancient Hohokam Indians who once occupied the northern Arizona and were among the first cultures to rely on irrigation canals. The resulting structure is a large-scale

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California’s drinking water source Lake Oroville plummets to 33%

California’s drinking water source Lake Oroville plummets to 33%

Lake Oroville, a source of drinking water for 23 million Californians, has plummeted dangerously to a low 33 percent capacity. Illustrated in an emotional narrative by Diana Marcum for the LA Times, the

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Watch Lexus’ working hoverboard fly over water and jump a moving car

Watch Lexus’ working hoverboard fly over water and jump a moving car

Since 1989, and the release of Back to the Future, Part II, the world has been anxiously waiting for the ability to scoot over the sidewalk on our own personal hoverboards. There's been some previous

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Argentina’s first floating eco-village provides modern tiny homes for water lovers

Argentina’s first floating eco-village provides modern tiny homes for water lovers

Located 40 minutes away from the city, the village rests on the golden Rio de la Plata's waters among private yachts and sailboats. It is designer Fabián De Martino and his architect sister Victoria

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New Bubble Greenhouses could produce fresh water and food in drought-stricken regions

New Bubble Greenhouses could produce fresh water and food in drought-stricken regions

A bubble greenhouse sounds just like the kind of thing one would put in a preschool to grow bubbles or use as a bouncy house or some such thing. Instead, researchers are looking to create a bubble

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Deepwater Wind breaks ground on the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm (finally)

Deepwater Wind breaks ground on the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm (finally)

While offshore wind farms have been operational in Europe since the 1990s, efforts to establish any such projects off the U.S. coast have stalled amid funding and environmental concerns. And so, some

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Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Rural communities in the Philippines will soon be trading in candles and battery-powered devices for lamps which run on salt water to illuminate their homes. The Sustainable Alternative Lighting project,

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This solar-powered gadget pulls water from the air while you ride your bike

This solar-powered gadget pulls water from the air while you ride your bike

As bikers enjoy the wonderful mid-summer weather, it is essential, for good times and good health, that they stay hydrated. In the heat of it all, even the most conscious cycler can forget to refill their

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Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Sometimes low tech solutions make the most sense–particularly in developing countries with limited access to affordable technology. And it often happens these same countries experience chronic water

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Sunset Magazine’s charming cottage showcases inspiring designs for low-water living

Sunset Magazine’s charming cottage showcases inspiring designs for low-water living

Sunset magazine held its Celebration Weekend 2015 on June 6-7, providing inspiration for home decor, gardening, travel, cooking, and more. One feature on the California headquarters’ grounds was the

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Bottled water companies fight plans to reduce plastic pollution in National Parks

Bottled water companies fight plans to reduce plastic pollution in National Parks

We’re already pretty mad at some bottled water companies for sucking the water out of California and other drought-threatened areas, but this latest news is really one for the history books. In a last

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Lightweight pavilion mimics the structure of water spider nests

Lightweight pavilion mimics the structure of water spider nests

This year's research pavilion designed and built by students and researchers at the ICD and ITKE in Stuttgart was inspired by underwater nest structures of water spiders. As with the previous pavilions

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Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century

Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century

Humanity just found an incredibly valuable resource hidden under the ocean floor, and it's more precious than fossil fuels or minerals. Scientists discovered vast aquifers of fresh water underneath the

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Tom Selleck sued for stealing tens of thousands of gallons of public water in California

Tom Selleck sued for stealing tens of thousands of gallons of public water in California

As California languishes in the worst drought in the state's history, the uber-wealthy are finding themselves "drought shamed" for wasting massive quantities of water, flouting restrictions and keeping

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Can the world’s first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

Can the world’s first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1FpeRZGKUc#t=270 Italian divers at the Ocean Reef Group have taken the concept of new and sustainable farming ideas and blown it out of the water - well, rather,

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Astonishing water-sensitive building material acts just like pine cones

Astonishing water-sensitive building material acts just like pine cones

Royal College of Art design student Chao Chen has developed a revolutionary new building material that responds to the presence of water.

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

In light of all the dire news related to climate change, rising sea levels and the natural disasters which have stricken numerous coastal areas around the world, we here at Inhabitat would like to

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Malaysian EcoSky development plans to collect rainwater, daylight, and compost its way to greener luxury living

Malaysian EcoSky development plans to collect rainwater, daylight, and compost its way to greener luxury living

With the population booming and housing expansion taking place in all corners of the world, catching wind of a swanky new high-rise in a distant land can lead to some raised eyebrows. The EcoSky living

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