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Innovating a Path to Water Abundance

XPRIZE | Posted 09.28.2016 | Green

By Alisa Ferguson I walked outside the other day and something seemed off. The sky was dim, overcast. The ground was wet. I felt something dripping o...

Why We're Making Beer Out Of That 'Dirty Water'

Nadav Efraty | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Nadav Efraty

You've tried fewer toilet flushes. You've spent less time watering your lawn. But have you tried guzzling a favorite beer made from your local river? ...

Americans Want to Fight Climate Change -- Let's Give Them a Way to Help

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

While we fight to save our planet from the ravages of climate change through the Clean Air Act, international agreements, better fuel mileage standards and clean energy incentives, climate change is already happening.

The Next Big Short

Michelle Howard | Posted 02.29.2016 | Green
Michelle Howard

If the man who saw the housing market crash and ensuing financial market meltdown is focusing his investments on fresh water, might that be one more reason for us to shift our thinking about the nature, socioeconomic, political and environmental, of water?

Israel Is the Unsung Hero in Water Management

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 02.12.2017 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Israel is one of the only countries in the world that has created such an efficient infrastructure of water supply and conservation that it can now function without rain. How is this possible?

Desalination: Expensive and Worth It

Seth M. Siegel | Posted 12.28.2016 | Green
Seth M. Siegel

Now what is needed is for California communities to know what is required of them if they want to build a facility and, where needed, for more desalination plants to be fast-tracked. Planning for water scarcity in California is prudent.

The Day After the "Implementation Day" of the Nuclear Deal With Iran: Prospects for Scientific Cooperation, Safety and Sustainability in the Persian Gulf

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 12.07.2016 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

Wednesday December 2, 2015 marked a major milestone in the history of peaceful resolution of disputes among nations in the world, when the last step t...

Desalination for a Drought-Plagued California

Peter Neill | Posted 08.18.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

The present drought in California is a highly visible realization of our lack of water awareness and its destructive undermining of the financial structure and social organization we have built. If we fail in California, how can we succeed anywhere else?

Why California's Drought Policies Are Wrong-headed and Won't Work

R.F. Hemphill | Posted 08.11.2016 | Green
R.F. Hemphill

Unless dramatic changes in policy and pricing are made, or the weather suddenly turns very damp, further shortages are the inevitable result.

California's Drought Is Everyone's Drought

XPRIZE | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green

California's drought may end up having a bigger impact on your grocery cart than you realize, and it's not just about almonds and avocados.

From Scarcity to Abundance and the Big Opportunities for Businesses

Cultural Acupuncture | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Cultural Acupuncture

Big businesses and the private sector are undergoing a major overhaul as we all need to consider the impacts of our current rates of consumption, manufacturing processes, and sourcing of raw materials to sustain our future existence.

The Game-Changing Water Revolution

James Stafford | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
James Stafford

"It's not enough anymore to think that if you don't live in a dry state you won't be affected. The water crisis affects us all in many ways. "

Unleash Competitiveness Against the Drought

George Yang | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics
George Yang

Desalination is expensive. It requires a lot of electricity. It takes up valuable coastal land. It may require costly environmental remediation in order to protect marine species. It cost energy and money to pump water up hill to end users.

Got Gravity? Get Clean Water

XPRIZE | Posted 05.21.2015 | 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'S...

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 bo...