With dramatic El Nino conditions building in the Pacific and predictions of an unprecedented deluge of rain hitting drought-starved California this winter, will the "save water" mantra evaporate as the first raindrops fall?
Cities have the power (and some already use it) to create regulations to allow greywater reuse beyond subsurface irrigation. In 2011, AB849 amended the Health and Safety Code and the Water Code to give local authorities the ability to develop their own greywater building standards.
Based on a brief, undefined investigation, Secretary Cohen concluded to no one's surprise that his client has been unfairly treated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its federal Clean Water Act review of the mining project -- just as his client has argued for years.
A surprising fact about the Dick-Toms was that even though they lived in one poorly ventilated room along with their belongings, all the children attended private schools. It wasn't that they could not afford to move; the kind of home they needed simply did not exist!
Last year's Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $100 million in donations for the ALS association in less than a month--and, along with them, serious questions about the role of viral video in charity.
Another reason why I believe clean water will be the first development goal we reach is that we can scale it. Once you have a drilling rig, you can use it all year long. Methods to bring clean water to one community can be used in the next.
Lead is a devastating toxin. It ravages the brain. Robs children of IQ points and brain function. And deprives our society of vast potential. It has cast a huge, destructive shadow across human civilization.
There was a time, not so long ago, when the oyster was poor man's subsistence food, cheap, available and plentiful, and eaten more often than not because one could not afford anything else.
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If you're a parent like me who loves to watch your child play in the local stream or lake, this information is infuriating and scary. The same goes if you're a wildlife lover, or some who just enjoys the outdoors and believes our waterways should remain safe and healthy.
In Louisville, Kentucky, sand and gravel filtration and hundreds of daily tests ensure that even water from the not-so-untouched Ohio River flows from taps sweet and clean.
Single-use plastic water bottles require the input of an incredible amount of energy that the everyday consumer can avoid while simultaneously getting their daily fill of H2O. So if we aren't drinking from plastic water bottles, where can we get our recommended daily amount of water?
This is reminiscent of his 180 on climate change too: going from a supporter of bold action to someone who has tried to kill essential domestic cuts on the carbon pollution at the heart of the problem.
Some consider Ecomagination a brand-makeover to solve a bad environmental reputation. Others call it a PR strategy. I believe Ecomagination is a best practice of how a brand can be a powerful driver of change.
by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Across the nation, communities are standing up for their rights to p...
Whatever type of work you do, we all have those days. You know, those days. The days where we've been running ourselves ragged, and it's still not e...