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Turn a livestock watering tank into a backyard pool.

In a secluded corner of Joshua Tree, Calif., a livestock tank painted white, surrounded with cactuses and crowned with black string lights serves as an outdoor tub for ultrahip Airbnb “The…

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Florida Earthship Build – Summer 2018 Workshop Images

earthship workshop. June 18 – July 31, 2018. Florida, USA. Hurricane Resistant Earthship Build. Strong, Safe, Off-grid. Volunteer, Work, Learn, Participate.
We are working on an incomplete…

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The people of Cape Town are running out of water—and they’re not alone

Day Zero: that’s the ominous label officials in Cape Town have bestowed on the day that water will run out. A three year drought in the region drained reservoirs faster than expected. They were full…

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Cape Town sports are hit hard by its water crisis

Cape Town, South Africa is a sports-mad city. Rugby, soccer, cricket, cycling and more have passionate followings among many of the “Mother City’s” 3.7 million residents. But with…

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Brilliant Ideas That Buy Us Time Before Cape Town Reaches Day Zero

In just over 100 days, researchers expect Cape Town to run out of water. The South African megacity has traditionally enjoyed abundant rains during winter and a warm, pleasant climate during summer,…

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Filtering salt and metal ions from water is now a reality.

With two billion people worldwide lacking access to clean and safe drinking water, joint research by Monash University, CSIRO and the University of Texas at Austin published today in Sciences…

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7 steps to make your home more sustainable toward a green building

At present, there are around seven billion people on the planet. And each one of us draws on the Earth’s natural resources. Unsurprisingly, this takes a huge toll on Mother Earth. This makes it…

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The Safety of Your Drinking Water

A recent report suggests that millions of Americans have good reason to worry about drinking water pollution. America’s drinking water infrastructure is aging and in serious need of modernization….

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Water as Thermal Mass: Liquid Thermal Mass

Water has a volumetric heat capacity more than twice that of concrete, three times that of bricks and readily absorbs and releases its heat to the surrounding atmosphere. So we can absorb either…

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‘Internet of Water’ tracking use, quality and costs

The United States is awash in water data—the power of which has yet to be unleashed. To realize the dormant value of the data, say some producers and users, would require making them widely shareable…

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