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Researchers Develop a Self-Filling Water Bottle that Harvests Water from the Air

Researchers Develop a Self-Filling Water Bottle that Harvests Water from the Air

There is water in the air around us at every moment. While this may not seem very significant if you live in a water-rich area, this untapped resource could benefit everyone from athletes on the go to

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British Firm Produces Liquid Fuel From Water and Thin Air

British Firm Produces Liquid Fuel From Water and Thin Air

Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS), a small firm in Stockton-on-Tees, UK, has succeedin in synthesizing gasoline from water and carbon dioxide (CO2) extracted from air. The Independent reported on Friday that the

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Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Waternet's defining architectural features include two bridges on the 8th and 9th stories that link the towers. A luscious green roof tops some of the project's lower rooms, providing insulation, a

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Cozy and Eco-Conscious Wonderwater Café Pops-Up at the London Design Festival

Cozy and Eco-Conscious Wonderwater Café Pops-Up at the London Design Festival

The Wonderwater Café at Leila's East-London Shop is a pop-up space designed to raise awareness around the water-footprint of what we eat and drink. Opened for this year's London Design Festival, this

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Google Adds Underwater Panoramic Sea Views To Study the World’s Reefs & Promote Awareness

Google Adds Underwater Panoramic Sea Views To Study the World’s Reefs & Promote Awareness

Earlier in the year, Google Maps and the Catlin Seaview Survey began their project to document some of the world's most beautiful reefs. The goal of the project was two-fold; first to give everyone the

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Green House’s New LED Lantern Runs on Saltwater and Doubles as a USB Device Charger

Green House’s New LED Lantern Runs on Saltwater and Doubles as a USB Device Charger

Green House Co. Ltd., a Japanese electronics firm, has developed a new "power-generation LED lamp" called GH-LED10WBW that runs on salty water. Requiring no batteries, the lantern runs for eight hours for

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Formafantasma’s Stunning Glass Containers Use Charcoal to Purify Tap Water

Formafantasma’s Stunning Glass Containers Use Charcoal to Purify Tap Water

Charcoal has been widely used and misused since ancient times. It was first used as a water and air filter by the Egyptians, but in the 19th century it was banned for causing bast deforestation and CO2

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Badboot: The World’s Largest Floating Swimming Pool Opens Today in Antwerp!

Badboot: The World’s Largest Floating Swimming Pool Opens Today in Antwerp!

The idea for Badboot originated only a year ago. In that short span of time a dedicated group of investors received support from the city, obtained an old ferry boat, were able to construct their pool,

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Het Scheepvaartmuseum: Amsterdam’s Modern Maritime Museum is a Restoration Revival

Het Scheepvaartmuseum: Amsterdam’s Modern Maritime Museum is a Restoration Revival

Het Scheepvaartmuseum (which is only a 15 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station) was modernized by Dok Architecten, who enhanced the clean geometry of the courtyard building's plan and in the

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Sweden’s Treehotel Now Selling Stunning Mirrorcube Treehouses!

Sweden’s Treehotel Now Selling Stunning Mirrorcube Treehouses!

The Mirrorcube can be delivered as a kit to just about any location in the world in about four months. If you're lacking in DIY carpentry skills then you're in luck - the Treehotel offers options for

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Kids Ocean Day to Create Giant Aerial Art Formation on California Beach

Kids Ocean Day to Create Giant Aerial Art Formation on California Beach

Around 6,000 kids, teachers and volunteers are expected to participate in the creation of a giant aerial art formation for this year's Kids Ocean Day on Dockweiler Beach in California. As part of a

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Dave Hakkens’ Games Use a Single Drop of H2O To Highlight Water Scarcity

Dave Hakkens’ Games Use a Single Drop of H2O To Highlight Water Scarcity

We all know that water is an essential part of our lives — we are about 70% water and we would die without it in a couple of days - but sometimes we just take it for granted. To highlight the importance

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Badboot: Massive Floating Eco Swimming Pool Coming to Antwerp This Summer

Badboot: Massive Floating Eco Swimming Pool Coming to Antwerp This Summer

Badboot arose from the city's need to provide more amenities and offer another outdoor public swimming pool. Sculp(IT) came up with the concept for the floating swimming pool built from a reclaimed ferry

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999Bottles Reusable Water Bottle Keeps Track of the Disposable Bottles You Don’t Buy

999Bottles Reusable Water Bottle Keeps Track of the Disposable Bottles You Don’t Buy

999 Bottles is not just another water bottle - it's a beautifully designed system that helps you track and visualize the positive impact you can have on the environment by drinking from reusable bottles

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Realities:United Receive Bronze Holcim Award for Regenerative River Swimming Pool in Berlin

Realities:United Receive Bronze Holcim Award for Regenerative River Swimming Pool in Berlin

The Spree River splits in two in the heart of Berlin and flows around the touristy museum island. A movement is underway to transform the unused canal into a multi-recreational tourist attraction for

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New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

Rising water levels. Stronger storms. Water shortages. Climate change will affect the United States in a variety of ways, but water is the resource that it's guaranteed to impact the most. In states

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Bishan Park: Singapore Transforms a Concrete Channel Into a Vibrant Riverside Park

Bishan Park: Singapore Transforms a Concrete Channel Into a Vibrant Riverside Park

Situated in the heart of Singapore, Bishan Park is one of the city's most popular green spaces. Once a utilitarian concrete channel, the site has been transformed into a naturalized river through a

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Buenos Aires’ Bioparque Temaikén Boasts the Largest Aviary in South America

Buenos Aires’ Bioparque Temaikén Boasts the Largest Aviary in South America

Temaikén's Aviary is the biggest in South America and holds around 2,500 birds that live inside and outside the big net structures. Visitors can walk through the Aviary´s path to see the birds in

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Margot Krasojevic Unveils a Water-Purifying Footbridge for Amsterdam

Margot Krasojevic Unveils a Water-Purifying Footbridge for Amsterdam

Water management is still the most important function of Amsterdam's canals - without them, the city would drown. Circulating the water is also vital for sanitary reasons - three times a week, 14 of the

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Greenpeace’s 3D Street Art Teaches About Toxic Chemicals in Our Laundry

Greenpeace’s 3D Street Art Teaches About Toxic Chemicals in Our Laundry

Greenpeace activists and Planet Streetpainting artists teamed up to create this amazing optical illusion at the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam. The piece is bringing attention to hidden toxic

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More Than 90 College Campuses Ban the Sale of Bottled Water

More Than 90 College Campuses Ban the Sale of Bottled Water

Bottled water is drying up on college campuses, thanks to a growing movement led by student activists to ban its sale on school grounds. In their place, schools are handing out reusable bottles to

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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-Storing Himalaya Towers Take First Place in 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Water-Storing Himalaya Towers Take First Place in 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

These amazing Himalaya Water Towers are designed to stem the impact of global warming by collecting and storing water, helping to regulate the use of our planet's most precious natural resource. The

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Elocal Infographic Shows How Much Water Your Home is Wasting

Elocal Infographic Shows How Much Water Your Home is Wasting

From spending five extra minutes in the shower to leaving the faucet running while you do the dishes, you most likely waste more water in your home than you think you do. While fresh water is a renewable

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6 Easy-to-Carry Essentials That Will Keep Your Travels Green

6 Easy-to-Carry Essentials That Will Keep Your Travels Green

1. Water Bottle Many tourists are so afraid of the water in foreign countries that they end up buying bottle after plastic bottle that then lands either on the ground or in the local dump. Even when

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‘Water Footprint of Humanity’ Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each Day

‘Water Footprint of Humanity’ Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each Day

Hold on to your office chairs, research-loving infographic fans - we've got a doozy for you here. Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have compiled a report on the "water footprint

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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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Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People

Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People

A cadmium spill in the Liu River of southern China has police and emergency personnel scrambling to clean and protect the water supply of a major city in its path. Despite three previous clean up efforts,

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2011 Was the 11th Hottest Year on Record

2011 Was the 11th Hottest Year on Record

An average global temperature of 57.9 degrees Fahrenheit marked 2011 as the 11th hottest year on record. At a full 0.9 degrees warmer than the 20th century average, this past year was hotter than

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Stacy Levy’s Tide Flowers Bloom With the Rising Waters of the Hudson River

Stacy Levy’s Tide Flowers Bloom With the Rising Waters of the Hudson River

Even when you're in a city surrounded by water, the movement of tides can become invisible. Artist Stacy Levy took the fluctuation of tides and amplified them with a series of giant Tide Flowers. Created

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