This LEED Gold wastewater treatment center is helping a community rethink poo
PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication designed Sechelt Water Resource Centre, a stunning LEED Gold-certified facility that displays the water recycling process.
Record-breaking paper water purifier operates at near 100% efficiency
University at Buffalo researchers have created a highly efficient device that uses sunlight and black carbon-dipped paper to clean water. The simple, inexpensive technology could be deployed in regions where clean drinking water is unavailable or areas that have been affected by natural disasters.
New study finds that fracking chemicals could harm the immune system
A recent University of Rochester Medical Center study discovered chemicals in groundwater close to fracking sites may harm the immune systems of mice. Exposure in utero to fracking chemicals can lower female offspring's ability to ward off diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
Wet wipe pollution is clogging up riverbeds across the UK
The UK's obsession with wet wipes is completely changing rivers around the country. A London environmental group found a 1,000-fold increase in the number of wet wipes showing up in waterways, with over 5,000 of them covering the bed of the Thames in just 116 square meters (about 1250 square feet).
Bottlenose dolphins spotted in Canadian Pacific waters for the first time
Researchers spotted around 200 common bottlenose dolphins and around 70 false killer whales in Canadian Pacific waters. This sighting is "the only occurrence of common bottlenose dolphins recorded in Canadian Pacific waters." Find out why these dolphins have found their way to northern waters.
Thoreau's Walden Pond is under threat from human activities
Henry David Thoreau wrote about self-sufficiency and living simply in the natural world. His observations came from his experiences living near Walden Pond. But the pond's health is currently under pressure. Find out the surprising human activity that is negatively impacting this beloved landmark.
Water purification breakthrough can even clean water from the Dead Sea
Despite all our advances, access to clean water is still a major problem - not just for developing nations, but here in the US, where water shortages during natural disasters can cost lives. Scientists have created a cost-effective technology that addresses this problem using combined gel-polymer hybrid materials. Via Phys.org Images via
Graphene filter made out of soybeans makes water from Sydney Harbor drinkable
Imagine if we could create clean water from any freshwater source - no matter how dirty - in just one step. Australian scientists have done just that with a filtration technique that utilizes graphene film. It's so effective that even the filthiest water was clean enough to drink after passing through the filter.
NexLoop unveils water management system inspired by spiders, fungi, bees and plants
In its quest to sustainably serve the needs of urban farmers, Team NexLoop found inspiration for its water management system in the natural world.
Portable fog-harvesting AQUAIR harvests clean drinking water from thin air
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) students in Taiwan tackle water issues with AQUAIR, a portable fog-harvesting device that pulls potable water out of the air.
Soaring timber tower could clean up contaminated water in NYC's Central Park
New York-based DFA Studio has unveiled designs for a timber tower for Central Park that would pull double duty as a filter for a contaminated Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir as well as an observation deck with stunning city views.