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MIT Develops Brilliant Graphite Sponge that Converts Solar Energy into Steam

MIT Develops Brilliant Graphite Sponge that Converts Solar Energy into Steam

Researchers at MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have developed a simple, graphite and carbon-based sponge that soaks up water and heats it using the sun's rays. The sponge converts the water

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Keep Your Drinking Water Safe—A History of Water Quality

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Keep Your Drinking Water Safe—A History of Water Quality

Our bodies are comprised of about 60 percent water, and to stay healthy, we need to drink 8-10 glasses of it a day—even more than that in summertime. But how safe is our drinking water? From lead paint

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Portland, Oregon Dumps Millions of Gallons of Drinking Water After Teen Urinates Into Reservoir

Portland, Oregon Dumps Millions of Gallons of Drinking Water After Teen Urinates Into Reservoir

Portland administrators have agreed to flush away 38 million gallons of formerly clean drinking water from Mt. Tabor Reservoir after a Portland Water Bureau video camera caught a teenager urinating

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Nano Water Chip Could Make Desalination Affordable for Everyone

Nano Water Chip Could Make Desalination Affordable for Everyone

With freshwater declining throughout the globe, desalination looks increasingly attractive, but current technologies are expensive, demand far too much energy and are prone to contamination. Now

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TOMS Coffee Donates One Week of Clean Water for Every Bag You Buy

TOMS Coffee Donates One Week of Clean Water for Every Bag You Buy

TOMS first pioneered the "buy one give one" business model with shoes, and now their newly launched coffee roasting company will donate one week of clean water for every bag of coffee you buy. TOMS is

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NKD AQUA POD Promises to Supercharge Filtered Water with Minerals and Electrolytes

NKD AQUA POD Promises to Supercharge Filtered Water with Minerals and Electrolytes

There are plenty of water filtration systems that promise to help rid your tap water of microorganisms and bacteria, but what happens to all the natural minerals? That’s where the NKD AQUA POD comes in

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“Clean Water” is a Natural Plant-Based System that can Inexpensively Remove Arsenic from the Environment

“Clean Water” is a Natural Plant-Based System that can Inexpensively Remove Arsenic from the Environment

The World Health Organization states that arsenic is responsible for one of the largest mass poisonings in human history, causing cancer in over 1.2 million people and sickening 150 million every year. In

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Dopper’s Fashionable Net-Zero Carbon Water Bottle Offers More than Your Average Canteen

Dopper’s Fashionable Net-Zero Carbon Water Bottle Offers More than Your Average Canteen

Of the 450,000 single-use plastic bottles used every minute in the U.S., only 20% are recycled; the rest are dumped into landfills or find their way into our oceans. Using smart design to combat plastic

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Thames Water to Transform London’s Sewage Into Drinking Water for Entire Population

Thames Water to Transform London’s Sewage Into Drinking Water for Entire Population

London photo from Shutterstock Thames Water, the company that provides drinking water for the city of London, has unveiled a new long-term strategy that will recycle sewage to provide drinking water

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New Study Shows that Anti-Anxiety Meds in Waterways Alter Wild Fish Behavior

New Study Shows that Anti-Anxiety Meds in Waterways Alter Wild Fish Behavior

Photo via Shutterstock A new study has shown that pharmaceutical drugs polluting the world’s waterways may significantly change the behavior of wild fish. A study of wild perch found that the

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Matt Damon Boycotts the Toilet to Raise Awareness For Clean Water

Matt Damon Boycotts the Toilet to Raise Awareness For Clean Water

Actor and co-founder of water.org Matt Damon won't let a good opportunity to raise awareness of clean water down the tubes. To draw attention to the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to proper

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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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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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MiiR Bottles Helps To Provide Clean Drinking Water To Those in Need

MiiR Bottles Helps To Provide Clean Drinking Water To Those in Need

Clean water is a humanitarian issue that doesn't just require design in the form of wells and water systems – but design thinking. The 1 billion people who don't have access to safe water need the kind

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ETH Zurich Students Create Portable Hybrid Generator that Provides Power and Clean Water

ETH Zurich Students Create Portable Hybrid Generator that Provides Power and Clean Water

Nearly a fifth of the people on the planet live without access to electricity, and while generators can be used to provide power to these areas, most are too expensive or not portable enough to offer a

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China’s Yangtze River Suddenly Turns Red, and Nobody Knows Why

China’s Yangtze River Suddenly Turns Red, and Nobody Knows Why

Photo via Shutterstock Residents of Chongqing, China got quite a surprise when they looked out at the Yangtze River yesterday: The river, which usually has a golden-brown hue, had been dyed a deep

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Eole Water’s Wind Turbine Generates Fresh, Clean Drinking Water from Condensation

Eole Water’s Wind Turbine Generates Fresh, Clean Drinking Water from Condensation

Wind Turbine Image from Shutterstock In remote areas without access to fresh drinking water, there is often the dual concern of a lack of electricity — which is what makes French company Eole

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OASIS and Philips Team Up to Launch Instant UV Water Disinfection System

OASIS and Philips Team Up to Launch Instant UV Water Disinfection System

Wouldn't it be nice if clean, filtered water was available everywhere? OASIS International and Philips Lighting are partnering together to make this dream a reality, one water cooler at a time. Philips'

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Water Works Park Will Connect Residents With the River Watershed in Des Moines, Iowa

Water Works Park Will Connect Residents With the River Watershed in Des Moines, Iowa

Sasaki Associates and their team of RDG and AES beat over 40 proposals to design the river/city interface for the new Water Works Parkitecture in Des Moines, IA. The new Water Works Park will combine both

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Sarvajal’s Solar Powered Water ATM Franchises Provide Clean Water in India

Sarvajal’s Solar Powered Water ATM Franchises Provide Clean Water in India

Sarvajal, which is run by Piramal Water Private, was started back in 2008 and is a limited for-profit social enterprise with the mission of providing affordable, accessible and pure water for all. The

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Swedish Student Discovers a New Way To Purify Textile Effluent

Swedish Student Discovers a New Way To Purify Textile Effluent

Dying is one of the most environmentally destructive parts of textile production, sending hormone-disrupting chemicals into waterways in big textile-producing countries like China, India and Bangladesh.

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GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water Toilet System That Recycles Your Sink Water (Worth $189)!

GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water Toilet System That Recycles Your Sink Water (Worth $189)!

Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water System! Saving water is one of the most important things we can do to ensure environmental and social sustainability for generations to come - but while many of us try to be

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Sloan’s Innovative AQUS Grey Water Toilet System Recycles Your Sink Water

Sloan’s Innovative AQUS Grey Water Toilet System Recycles Your Sink Water

One of the oddest quirks in our homes is that we flush toilets with water good enough for drinking -- and toilets consume on average 40% of a household’s water use. To address this issue Sloan Valve

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Solvatten’s Solar Water Sterilization Jug Could Save Lives in Developing Nations

Solvatten’s Solar Water Sterilization Jug Could Save Lives in Developing Nations

Swedish company Solvatten recently began distributing its user-friendly solar water sterilization jug in countries like drought-afflicted Somalia. The device disinfects up to 10 liters of water in two or

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SODIS: PET Bottles Can Serve as Cheap Solar Water Disinfection Systems

SODIS: PET Bottles Can Serve as Cheap Solar Water Disinfection Systems

1.2 billion people worldwide lack access to a clean water supply, and nearly 2 million children die each year just from diarrhea (which is often water-borne). SODIS solar water disinfection systems offer

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Reusable Recycled Paper Water Bottles for the Milano Expo 2015

Reusable Recycled Paper Water Bottles for the Milano Expo 2015

Several million people are expected to attend the Milan 2015 Expo, but don't think that the majority will be toting along a reusable water bottle for the festivities. Designed to cut down on the plastic

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Oil Platforms Transformed Into Sustainable Seascrapers That Produce Clean Water

Oil Platforms Transformed Into Sustainable Seascrapers That Produce Clean Water

The team's design provides a new use for existing drill pipes, using them to pull up water, rather than oil, to be stored in a spherical tank. The narrow and long capillary tubes have the power to raise

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Cycloclean Purifies Drinking Water Using Bicycle Pedal Power

Cycloclean Purifies Drinking Water Using Bicycle Pedal Power

Pedaling your way to clean water? You can do just that thanks to Japan’s Nippon Basic Company who have introduced “Cycloclean,” a durable bike equipped with a kinetic water purifier. Initially

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Cyclists Ride Their Bamboo Bikes 30,000 km for Water Awareness

Cyclists Ride Their Bamboo Bikes 30,000 km for Water Awareness

Two Dutch friends are trying to bring attention to the global water crisis by cycling 30,000 km down the Americas on bicycles. On July 4, 2010, Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg, began their 18-month

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