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Saving Water When Traveling

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Saving Water Water conservation has always been an important part of our role in society. While water is a renewable resource, we must be careful with the amounts that we use on a daily basis because water is not a sustainable resource. Many people are conscious of the ways in which they use water at home, but what about when ... Read More »

Green Alternatives to Bottled Water

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Green Alternatives Drinking fresh and healthy water has become a huge problem all around the world. Some time ago, you could be sure that the running water coming out of your kitchen tap was potable and nobody could tell you otherwise. Now, people in some parts of the globe can’t be certain of this, since the land, as well as ... Read More »

Running Out of Water, 8 Major Cities

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Running Out Of Water Earlier this year, an obscure United Nations document, the World Water Development Report, unexpectedly made headlines around the world. The report made the startling claim that the world would face a 40 percent shortfall in freshwater in as soon as 15 years. Crops would fail. Businesses dependent on water would fail. Illness would spread. A financial ... Read More »

Lake Mead Hits Critical Low In 15yr Drought

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Lake Mead Lake Mead, America’s largest U.S. reservoir when at capacity, is about to hit a critical new low. The reservoir near Las Vegas on the Colorado River has been in decline for decades because the reservoir and the larger Colorado River system has been over-allocated for many years. As of yesterday, the elevation of Lake Mead was 1,075.96. The reservoir is only days ... Read More »

Epic Droughts Devastating the Planet

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7 Epic Droughts Every inhabited continent, to varying degrees, faces extremely high water stress. That means that in certain areas more than 80 percent of the local water supply is withdrawn by businesses, farmers, residents and other consumers every year. Not all of that water is consumed—it may flow back into a river after it’s used and be available again ... Read More »

Salton Sea, Ca. Largest Lake, Is Drying Up

Salton Sea The Salton Sea, a huge, shallow manmade lake located in the Sonoran Desert in California’s Imperial and Coachella valleys, has had problems for years. Its increasing saltiness has killed off most of its once-abundant fish species. Its shrinking water level has caused a reduction in water available for agricultural use, along with many dramatic photos of exposed lakebed ... Read More »

Epic Drought: Lake Mead Hits Historic Low

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Epic Drought The big doom-and-gloom news in the water world this week is that America’s former largest reservoir, Lake Mead near Las Vegas on the Colorado River, hit a historic low on Sunday. The reservoir serves water to the states of Arizona, Nevada and California, providing sustenance to nearly 20 million people and crops that feed the nation. All the news ... Read More »

California Drought, must see video

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California Drought The Bay Foundation, part of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power′s (LADWP) Community Partnership Grant, put out a public service announcement promoting water conservation with a quick, humorous look at Los Angeles’s water supply. (California Drought) This clever, one-minute video highlights the tough decisions Californians have to make with the Golden State in its fourth year of drought. A year ... Read More »

David Suzuki: Without Water We Die

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David Suzuki Water………..how long can you go without water? You could probably survive a few weeks without water for cooking. If you stopped washing, the threat to your life might only come from people who can’t stand the smell. But most people won’t live for more than three days without water to drink. It makes sense: our bodies are about ... Read More »

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