The battle for the rights of nature heats up in the Great Lakes

The battle for the rights of nature heats up in the Great Lakes

Photo: Algae floats on the surface of Lake Erie’s Maumee Bay in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (AP/Paul Sancya)

In February, the voters of Toledo, Ohio, passed a ballot initiative that gives Lake Erie and those who rely on the lake’s ecosystem a bill of rights. The idea is to protect and preserve the ecosystem so that the life that depends on it — humans included — can

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State of Growth: conservation and technology critical to meeting future water demand

State of Growth: conservation and technology critical to meeting future water demand

Photo: Water flows through an irrigation ditch at the Colorado State University Arkansas Valley Research Center.”Water is obviously a very scarce and precious resource,” Wells said.

COLORADO SPRINGS – Community leaders are looking toward conservation and new technologies as they plan decades into the future to keep delivering water to a thirsty community. With a population of roughly 464,000 residents, Colorado Springs is the largest city in the state not … [more…]

A Bizarre Form of Water May Exist All Over the Universe

A Bizarre Form of Water May Exist All Over the Universe

Illustration: The discovery of superionic ice potentially solves the puzzle of what giant icy planets like Uranus and Neptune are made of. They’re now thought to have gaseous, mixed-chemical outer shells, a liquid layer of ionized water below that, a solid layer of superionic ice comprising the bulk of their interiors, and rocky centers. @iammoteh/Quanta Magazine

Recently at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics in Brighton, New York, one of the … [more…]

Simple Ways to Conserve Water at Home Today

Simple Ways to Conserve Water at Home Today

Many people try to lead an eco-friendly life these days and help the planet in any way they can. At the same time, most consumers are keen to find ways to cut costs each year. A prime way to get results in both areas is to reduce water usage at home.

Water is an abundant resource for most of us in the developed world (though sadly, fresh, clean water is … [more…]