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Seriously, keep that boiling water in the pot

Jan 7, 2014
Tossing boiling water in the air in subzero temperatures will only get you burned.
Posted In: water, polar vortex, bad idea

Texas town closes the toilet-to-tap loop: Is this our future water supply?

Jan 6, 2014
About 40 percent of Big Spring’s water now comes from a $14 million “direct potable reuse” system.
Posted In: water, sewage

Kenya finds a lake of liquid gold

Sep 12, 2013
Drought-ridden Kenya has found an enormous underground reservoir of water, enough to meet the country's needs for a decade. But expect a bitter fight over this valuable resource, and much hand-wringing by the African country over how best to make it pay.
Posted In: Kenya, water

Colorado River shortage: What happens when the water runs dry?

Aug 16, 2013
The Bureau of Reclamation declares the first water shortage for the Colorado River basin, which provides water for tens of millions of people and large agricultural regions.
Posted In: colorado, water, enviroment, Agriculture

Protecting groundwater is important despite drought

May 27, 2013
Drought conditions from last year in the U.S. are likely to continue. Commentator Robert Glennon says that spells trouble for the nation's groundwater supply.
Posted In: drought, groundwater, water

Farmers vs. cities in the war for water

Apr 11, 2013
Water laws in the West often give priority to whose who used a water source first, often farmers. Farmers in New Mexico are fighting to regain their place at the head of the line.
Posted In: water, New Mexico, drought

That water from your shower? It could water your garden

Jan 11, 2013
Homeowners can directly recycle water from showers or washing machines by installing what are known as greywater systems, which divert wastewater to mulch beds in the yard.
Posted In: water, greywater

UPDATE: Giant desalination plant faces key test in San Diego

Nov 29, 2012
An effort to build the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant faces a crucial test today, as San Diego's regional water agency votes on whether to buy all the water the plant would make.
Posted In: desalination, water, california, San Diego

Paying for beauty in a drought

Sep 14, 2012
It's not easy to maintain a beautiful lawn...especially when there's no water.
Posted In: gardening, water, drought

An oil refinery secures an essential material: Water

Aug 21, 2012
Oil refineries are among the many industries that use large volumes of water. A refinery in water-parched southern California turned to waste water for its needs.
Posted In: refineries, Oil, water

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