It has already taken off in Australia, now a water-propelled jetpack - called a flyboard - has arrived in the UK. The BBC's Mike Bushell joined a group of beginners in Bristol to give it a go. ... read more >>
This article discuss the world's first bi-national carbon capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) for Canada and the United States. ... read more >>
An ambitious plan to provide 15% of Europe's power needs from solar plants in North Africa has run into trouble.
The Desertec initiative hoped to deliver electricity from a network of renewable energy sources to Europe via cables under the sea.
But in recent weeks, two big industrial backers have pulled out.
And the Spanish government has baulked at signing an agreement to build solar po ... read more >>
P&G Childrens Safe Water Program recognized as one of worlds most impactful developments - WaterWorld
Calling it an innovation “beyond inspiration,” a panel of global judges named the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program one of the world’s most impactful developments, presenting it with the 2012 Economist Social Innovation Award.
“As a Company, we are both honored by the recognition and inspired by our employees and global partners who have worked to deliver more than 5 billion liters o ... read more >>
Realizing how important water is to the survival of a city, targeting water supplies can become a common step in future warfare.
Gilad Sharon, the son of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, takes a hard line in the Jerusalem Post with respect to the latest conflict between Israel and Gaza:
Israel needs to completely wipe out Gaza's infrastructure, he says--gas, power, water--or else re-o ... read more >>
Experts at a conference addressing water and energy in Texas collectively agreed the state's water needs will grow exponentially over the next decade, fueled by a "business-friendly" environment attracting more people to the Lone Star state.
But unsolved is how to fund the proposed $53.1 billion state water plan going before the Texas Legislature in January. This issue, along with education, wil ... read more >>
Strip our biggest sources of energy to their most elemental, and you are left with fire—the burning of fossil fuels. To build a sustainable energy future, we will have to start relying a lot more on the other three classical elements: water, wind, and earth. This year, discover teamed up with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (ieee ... read more >>
The United States uses more energy to capture, move, treat and prepare water than for it does for lighting, a new University of Texas at Austin study found.
The finding, the study's authors said Tuesday, could push public policy discussions about how we conserve energy beyond which light bulbs are the most efficient.
“Water conservation becomes a pathway to energy conservation,” said Michael E. ... read more >>
Studies of a northern hardwood forest in New England point to unexpected ecological trends resulting from documented changes in the climate over 50 years. Some of the changes now taking place can be expected to alter the composition of the forest and the wildlife present. The observations may have implications for other northern forests and suggest directions for future research and monitoring.
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Green roofs are roofs on buildings that are partially or completely covered in vegetation with a root barrier and drainage, which is planted over a waterproofing membrane.
Blue roofs are yet another form of green infrastructure, but unlike green roofs they are non-vegetated systems that focus on collecting stormwater. ... read more >>