This Is How Much Water You Waste When You Throw Away Food
Once people have access to a well and a toilet their lives improve drastically, especially so for women. In Malawi women and girls are typically responsible for bringing water to the household, a task that can sometimes take an hour per trip, for as many as 10 trips each day. Many women make these trips in the dark and are subject to sexual harassment and rape. They typically spend so much time finding water that many women are unable to spend much time with their families and as they grow older, many girls no longer have time to go to school.
Thirsty power plants are spurring engineers to consider some unusual strategies to keep the lights on, like using the water that’s pouring down drains and toilets.
Did you think "Drill, baby, drill," would go away? Not quite. "Drill, baby, drill" continues to sweep the nation, but in this case it's for a smaller profile fossil fuel - natural gas.
Recently, I met a group of 20 or so curious people for a tour of the Yonker’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out where things go once you flush the toilet.
When I played on the beach as a little kid I loved to build little dams in the stream flowing out of the storm drain outfall. Of course, I was playing in filth.
Last year for Earth Day I asked Congress for a U.S. Energy Policy with far greater emphasis on energy efficiency and renewables. All I got was socks. Again.
The debate raging around fracking is very familiar to Greg Swartz: Fracking offers a potential economic boost for landowners, but carries with it potential health and safety hazards and risk of severe environmental degradation.
This month, a funny thing happened in Texas, a state better known for its high profile, politically-charged feuds with the EPA. Texas's state legislature was the first in the U.S. to pass comprehensive chemical disclosure law for fracking.
Fracking - the hottest topic on the energy front - is now on fire with the arrival of summer. The month of June saw three bans, one ban reversal, a disclosure law and gift to the gas industry.
It’s World Water Week and this year’s theme is "Responding to Global Changes-Water in an Urbanising World." Here are a few examples of our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure issues.
Join Riverkeeper Boat Captain John Lipscomb and Carol Knudson from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory as they put Hudson River water quality to the test.
Why did New York Gov. Cuomo avoid natural gas fracking in a major speech with a comment period nearly closed? Because the topic is too hot to touch and the nation is watching New York's moves.
It's the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. You might know that this major piece of legislation was passed by Congress in 1972 and credited to Richard Nixon. You might not know that it almost didn't happen because after it was passed by Congress, Nixon vetoed it.
It’s official (or as close as it can get): Oil and gas operations, like those involved in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), can cause earthquakes, according to upcoming study from the highly esteemed U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Although unseen, millions of gallons of water go into the products we buy and use, which makes consumer awareness an important step towards water conservation.