Researchers at New York University's interactive telecommunications program have come up with a device that allows plants to tell owners when they need water or if they've had too much via the social network blogging service Twitter.
"Obviously plants can't talk or Twitter directly, so we have to help them along with that," said Rob Faludi, co-creator of the device called Botanicalls.
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The pyramid produces distilled water from harvested rainwater using solar energy. ... read more >>
Fargo, ND, is increasingly concerned by the flooding threat posed by the Red River. The river is expected to surpass the historical peak level by Friday morning local time. ... read more >>
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has promised to double the amount of water allocated to Iraq from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi said on Wednesday.
The announcement followed two days of talks during Gul's visit to Baghdad, the first in 33 years by a Turkish head of state, on what is a key issue for drought-hit Iraq. ... read more >>
A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that a group of Louisiana residents whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina can proceed with a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit claims the Corps is responsible for the homes’ destruction because it failed to maintain a levy along the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, allowing Katrina’s storm ... read more >>
Almost 2/3 of Europeans consider that the quality of water in their country is a serious problem, according to a special Eurobarometer survey on Europeans' opinion on water issues published by the European Commission. The report also shows that Europeans see the quantity of available water as an equally serious problem. More than a third of Europeans feel that over the last five years the quality ... read more >>
More than a century before, farmers carved the Delta from a swamp.
They built earthen levees to protect crops from the rivers' rising tides, pushed inward with saltwater from nearby San Francisco Bay.
Little did those early settlers know, California's modern-day struggle for water would zero in on this verdant estuary along Interstate 5, just south of Sacramento.
This triangular slice of ... read more >>