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Melbourne Water Encourages Australian Citizens to Build 10,000 Rain Gardens

Melbourne Water Encourages Australian Citizens to Build 10,000 Rain Gardens

Melbourne Water, a water supply company owned by the Victorian State Government, is encouraging Australian residents to create 10,000 rain gardens - and they're already up to 7,804! A rain garden is a

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Melting of Andean Glaciers Could Cause a Continental Water Crisis in South America

Melting of Andean Glaciers Could Cause a Continental Water Crisis in South America

According to a study published in the journal Cryosphere, glaciers in the tropical Andes have shrunk by a whopping 30 to 50 percent since the 1970s.The researchers report that the glaciers are retreating

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UK Marine Biological Association Finds a Third of All Fish in UK Waters Suffer From Plastic Contamination

UK Marine Biological Association Finds a Third of All Fish in UK Waters Suffer From Plastic Contamination

A joint report by Plymouth University and the UK Marine Biological Association has revealed that a third of fish collected off the coast of Plymouth, UK were found to contain traces of plastic. The study

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Digitally-Fabricated Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion Collects Rainwater For Irrigation

Digitally-Fabricated Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion Collects Rainwater For Irrigation

The Boston Harbor Island Pavilion is located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the linear park created from burying I-93. The Pavilion was built to entice residents and visitors to visit the Harbor Islands, a

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Two US Students Develop Affordable Ceramic Water Filtration System for Kenya

Two US Students Develop Affordable Ceramic Water Filtration System for Kenya

Two US students from Penn State University have developed an affordable ceramic water filtration system for Africa’s Sub-Saharan countries. The system is based on a design by the non-profit organization

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Grace: The Robotic Fish That Can Detect Water Pollution

Grace: The Robotic Fish That Can Detect Water Pollution

When it comes to swimming through the water with efficiency and ease, gliding is the best way to get around. A team of engineers led by Xiaobo Tan from Michigan State University have refined their

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New Research Shows that Graphene Oxide Can Easily Clean Toxins from Radioactive Water

New Research Shows that Graphene Oxide Can Easily Clean Toxins from Radioactive Water

Photo via Shutterstock When it comes to cleaning up radioactive materials after a spill, scientists need to get pretty creative. From robots to bacteria, anything that will remove dangerous radiation

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MIT Develops Polymer Film That Harvests Energy From Water Vapor

MIT Develops Polymer Film That Harvests Energy From Water Vapor

Researchers at MIT just developed a new bio-polymer film that is able to generate electricity from a readily available source: water vapor. The material changes its shape as it absorbs evaporated water.

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Lifeboats from Kulluk Oil Rig May Have Leaked Fuel Into Alaskan Waters, Officials Say

Lifeboats from Kulluk Oil Rig May Have Leaked Fuel Into Alaskan Waters, Officials Say

Lifeboats from the Kulluk oil rig that ran aground in Alaska on December 31, 2012, may have leaked as much as 270 gallons of diesel fuel into the waters along the shoreline, said U.S. Coast Guard

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Travesias de Luz’s Mar-Marea Is a Glowing Light Installation in Portugal Inspired by Water

Travesias de Luz’s Mar-Marea Is a Glowing Light Installation in Portugal Inspired by Water

An art installation of light located atop the old tanks of tanneries in Praça de Couros in Portugal, Mar-Marea by Travesias de Luz created a lyrical environment inspired by water. Designed to reflect a

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Concord, Mass. Becomes the First US City to Ban Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

Concord, Mass. Becomes the First US City to Ban Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

Cities across the country have already worked towards banning plastic bags, and now Concord, Massachusetts has become one of the very first communities to ditch the single-use plastic bottle. The result

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Wide Roof on Wooden Teikyo University Elementary School Gathers Heat and Water in Japan

Wide Roof on Wooden Teikyo University Elementary School Gathers Heat and Water in Japan

The roof covers the entire length of the Teikyo University Elementary School, which has three storeys and a total footprint of 7,788 square meters. A heat collecting device placed on the south-facing

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Snow Made With Treated Wastewater Covers Ski Slopes in Arizona

Snow Made With Treated Wastewater Covers Ski Slopes in Arizona

A ski resort in Arizona has been angling to use artificial snow to bolster its slopes for the last seven years, but a slew of legal issues has prevented them from doing so - until now. After the Hopi

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Waterfront IJDock Mixed-Use Complex Nearing Completion in Amsterdam

Waterfront IJDock Mixed-Use Complex Nearing Completion in Amsterdam

Plans for the IJDock on the southern bank of the IJ waterway began back in the 90's when Bjarne Mastenbroek of SeARCH and Dick van Gameren devised the concept for the masterplan for a mixed-use complex of

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Meixi Lake City: Kohn Pedersen Fox Designs a Water-Centric Pop-Up City for China

Meixi Lake City: Kohn Pedersen Fox Designs a Water-Centric Pop-Up City for China

According to KPF designers assigned to the Meixi Lake project, this pop-up city will be "an experiment in future city planning." Focused around a 40 hectare, man-made lake—rather than a downtown

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Ingenious 14 Year-Old Invents Solar-Powered Water Purification System for the Developing World

Ingenious 14 Year-Old Invents Solar-Powered Water Purification System for the Developing World

When most of us were teenagers, we were more worried about an embarrassing outbreak of acne or who to ask to homecoming than the challenges of developing nations. After witnessing children in India

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Engineers in Hong Kong Generate Electricity from Water Mains

Engineers in Hong Kong Generate Electricity from Water Mains

For decades in China, hydroelectricity has been used on a large scale to generate power. Now, engineers from the PolyU's Department of Building Services Engineering and the Water Supplies Department (WSD)

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Leafy Green “Vine Line” Could Beautify NYC Highway with Vertical Gardens and Waterfalls

Leafy Green “Vine Line” Could Beautify NYC Highway with Vertical Gardens and Waterfalls

Architect and New Yorker Laurence Tamaccio has come up with an interesting solution to beautify the unsightly stretch of the West Side Highway that spans his neighborhood - blanketing it in a leafy green

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The Scrubba is a Lightweight, Virtually-Waterless Washing Machine in a Sack!

The Scrubba is a Lightweight, Virtually-Waterless Washing Machine in a Sack!

As Eric Clapton says, "travelin' light, it's the only way to fly." Whether it's a weekend business trip or a month-long trek into the jungle, the less stuff you have to carry the better. Finding a washing

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Oil Could Still Be Leaking from The BP Deepwater Horizon Site

Oil Could Still Be Leaking from The BP Deepwater Horizon Site

On the heels of a massive criminal indictment for BP, it looks like the trouble for the oil giant is far from over. The company is set to head out on the fifth day of a mission under the supervision the

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Scientists Set to Explore Pitch-Black Waters of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth in Antarctica

Scientists Set to Explore Pitch-Black Waters of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth in Antarctica

A team of scientists, led by Professor Martin Siegert of Bristol University, is preparing to start their journey to Antarctica, where they will investigate the possibility of finding life forms in a

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WATERBANK School Harvests Rainwater for Underprivileged Students in Kenya

WATERBANK School Harvests Rainwater for Underprivileged Students in Kenya

A new design for rural schools could revolutionize Kenya's education system. British architects Jane Harrison and David Turnbill worked with Atopia Research to design the WATERBANK school in Nigare Nyiro,

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New Research Links Pesticides in Tap Water to Rise in Food Allergies

New Research Links Pesticides in Tap Water to Rise in Food Allergies

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Food allergies have become an increasing concern over recent years, especially for new parents. A study found that between 1997 and 2007, the rate of food allergies rose

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Elise Morin’s Water Carrier Installation Draws Attention to Water Resources in Slovakia

Elise Morin’s Water Carrier Installation Draws Attention to Water Resources in Slovakia

You may remember Morin's last installation, WasteLandscape, where she used used 65,000 reclaimed CD's to create artificial dunes in a warehouse in Paris. Her new installation uses 5,000 reclaimed test

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Aquaovo’s Portable Alter Ego Water Filter is a Stylish Alternative to Buying Bottled Water

Aquaovo’s Portable Alter Ego Water Filter is a Stylish Alternative to Buying Bottled Water

This portable water filter from Aquaovo is a fantastic alternative to buying bottled water. The Canada-based team has launched a new campaign to get their new Alter Ego filter system off the ground, and

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Soma Unveils World’s First Completely Compostable Water Filter

Soma Unveils World’s First Completely Compostable Water Filter

Water filtration company Soma recently unveiled the world’s first entirely compostable water filter. Soma replaced conventional plastic casing filters with a food-based PLA composite that incorporates

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New Urban Algae System Generates Energy While Cleaning Wastewater in Paris

New Urban Algae System Generates Energy While Cleaning Wastewater in Paris

Rendering from Axel Schoenert Architecture Ennesys, a Paris-based energy systems company and OriginOil, an American algae harvesting company just unveiled their new urban algae demonstration project in

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Dispersants Used in Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Could be 52 Times More Toxic Than Oil

Dispersants Used in Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Could be 52 Times More Toxic Than Oil

In efforts to mitigate the devastating underwater petroleum leak caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010, BP used controversial oil-dispersing chemicals that have long been

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EcoBot III is a Human Waste-Powered Robot that Cleans Wastewater!

EcoBot III is a Human Waste-Powered Robot that Cleans Wastewater!

EcoBot III is a lightweight self-sustaining robot designed to clean wastewater! Powered by Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), the robot runs off human waste, using it to produce electricity necessary for

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Berkey Water Filters Provide Clean, Fresh Drinking Water At Home and In Disaster Relief

Berkey Water Filters Provide Clean, Fresh Drinking Water At Home and In Disaster Relief

With bottled water and potable tap water both so readily available in developed countries, it's easy to take clean drinking water for granted. But when natural disasters strike, one of the first things to

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