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Got Gravity? Get Clean Water

XPRIZE | Posted 03.21.2015 | Green

From massive desalination plants that turn saltwater into tap water, to carbon nanotubes that suck moisture out of the air, to a machine that burns human waste at 1,000 degrees Celsius to produce water and electricity, there's no shortage of high-tech solutions to address the world's water problems.

Chinese Water Management: Supply, Demand, and a Changing Climate

Peter Neill | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

If you accept that water is the most valuable commodity on earth, then there is no financial argument against its production at whatever cost. Hopefully the world, regardless of national aspiration, political ideology, and systems of governance, will come to that conclusion in time to assuage our thirst for survival.

Squeezing Water From a Rock

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I recently returned from a place that comes just short of this ultimate alchemy -- Israel, a small strip of desert with no water or oil. Not an ideal place to build an agricultural oasis. But that is exactly what the Israeli water conservationists have accomplished.

Huge Win In The Fight Against The World's Looming Freshwater Crisis?

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 12.05.2013 | Green

A major discovery under the ocean could help stave off the world’s looming freshwater crisis. Australian researchers discovered 120,000 cubic mil...

California Coastal Commission Does Its Job; Poseidon Water Withdraws Application For HB Desalination Plant

Garry Brown | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Garry Brown

Conservation measures such as reducing the amount of potable water wasted on turf grass is a great start. Stormwater capture is another viable supply option we can explore that has positive environmental effects.

Water, Water Everywhere

Peter Neill | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

If there is a single issue for the international community to agree on as an incontrovertible requirement for world peace, it may be this one: equitable and sustainable water practice and distribution regardless of other necessities and needs.

(Nearly) Unlimited Water

XPRIZE | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green

By Ramez Naam This is Part Three of a five-part series by Ramez Naam, Singularity University Adjunct Faculty, exploring the power of innovation to boo...

'Green News Report' - November 29, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

Desalination: Let the Buyer Beware

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

In a new report issued today, the Pacific Institute released the results of a year-long analysis of the complex and controversial costs of seawater desalination. The conclusion? It is still really expensive, especially compared to alternatives.

Saudi Arabia on the Hudson? Why Water Speculators Want Desalination in the Moist Northeast

Manna Jo Greene | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Manna Jo Greene

Desalination plants are usually last resorts for arid places that have little choice. Yet United Water New York has chosen Rockland, NY as a test case for building its first big desalination plant in the northeastern U.S.

Water, Water Everywhere

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Within a few years, the quest for fresh water may supplant global anxiety about energy supplies. Prudent investors should be on the lookout for breakthrough technologies in water conservation and desalination.

'Green News Report' - August 9, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Tempers ...

Green News Report: March 1, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Dems call...

Why There is No Steve Jobs of Green

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Every week, someone asks me "Where is Steve Jobs of green?" or "Where is the Google of Green?" To top it off, they usually ask in a supercilious tone...

Water: Canada's Most Valuable Resource

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Canadians will never go thirsty. With over one million lakes, including part ownership of the Great Lakes, and massive ice fields, Canada is home to n...

Is Desalination the Answer?

Yermi Brenner | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Yermi Brenner

By 2013, desalination plants will be providing 44% of Israel's water demand. What is clear is that in the Middle East there will not be peace before everyone has enough water.

Call for a "local water movement" and a New Way of Thinking About Water

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

A truly effective and successful local water movement will be complicated, not easy. It will have to be flexible, not ideological. It will require different solutions in different places.

Desalination Nation

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

There's no question that the idea of a drought-proof supply of drinking water is a tantalizing one. But, as most of us learn pretty early in life, nothing comes for free.

Green News Report -- May 20, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil ashore tha...

Getting More Out of the Men's Room

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

The Metropolitan Water District is considering two competing projects -- with two very different approaches -- to provide Southern California an extra fifty million gallons of freshwater per day.