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Earth911 Quiz #32: Not So Watery World

More than 800 million people lack clean water, while water …

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Entire Island Nation Runs Out of Water

Water-strapped Tuvalu. Photo credit: mrlns via Flickr/CC BY

Climate change largely to blame
It’s a particularly bad time to live in a low-lying island nation. With global warming continuing unmitigated, rising sea levels and increasingly violent stor…

Nitrate Pollution is Rising in the Pacific Ocean Near Japan and Korea

Photo: NASA, Public domain

Nitrate pollution around the costs of Japan and Korea could change the makeup of local marine life, both for plants and animals, according to scientists in both the U.S. and Korea. “This is the first evidence of increases i…

Israel Prepares to Frack Its Water Supply Exploiting Oil Shale

Israel is looking to get in on the oil shale – tar sands act, BBC News reports. The article, though mentioning environmental concerns about this so-called unconventional source of oil, essentially soft peddles these and instead focuses on how much o…

World’s Major River Basins Could Double Food Production, With Better Water Efficiency

Water scarcity is certainly an issue for growing food in some areas, but a new report, published in Water International says that the world’s major rivers basins will have enough water to provide enough food for the growing human population over comi…

Rainwater Pump Runs On Sunlight

Image via ITT Flow Control

ITT Flow Control recently announced the development of their new, solar powered RainPerfect Water Pump, which takes harvested rainwater in a barrel and pumps it through devices like garden hoses and sprinklers. This way, th…

Is the U.S. Reaching Peak Water?

Circle of Blue has a good piece on our peak water problem, including definitions of the types of peak water:

“There are three different definitions of “peak water” and there is evidence that the U.S., or parts of the country, have exceeded peak cons…

Removing Arsenic From Water With…Plastic Bottles and Nutrition Supplements?!

Photo by katerha via Flickr CC

When we think of plastic bottles, we usually think of them as a serious problem tied up with our drinking water, not a possible solution for cleaning water for 100 million people. But researchers have found that by comb…

Winning Posters for World Water Week

Photo: wasserwarmeluft: Pawel Dadok – Poland

It’s World Water Week which has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991. Hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), this year’s theme is Water in an Urbanized…

One Woman Working To Bring Safe Water to Millions With A Simple Barrel (Video)

Image via video screengrab

We’ve seen a variety of designs for carrying water over the years — from the Hippo Roller to the Water Cycle. But this design by Cynthia Koenig, called the Wello WaterWheel, may be one of the most simple. Essentially a bar…