(Image credit: Gensler) Across the world, architects are now looking to develop onto the 71 percent of the earth’s surface that builders have largely neglected so far – the water. With half its population living below sea level, the Netherlands is a world leader in the growing area of floating buildings. The Amsterdam neighborhood of Ijburg , including a development
Farm districts preserve fresh groundwater with recycled wastewater
Driving on the world-famous Route 1, just south of town, a traveler looking … [more…]
How This Marine Park Harms More Than Just Captive Whales
SeaWorld hasn’t exactly been on everyone’s “nice list” the last few years. Their Public Relations department has been reeling since the release of Blackfish , a 2013 documentary that called into question the company’s ability to safely, humanely, and ethically house orcas in
We don’t know what kind of water year it will be yet, but there are already some big story lines that look set to develop throughout the year and key areas of focus we’ll continue covering. The California Department of Water Resources conducts its first manual snow survey. The survey, on Jan. 3, 2017 at Phillips Station, took
Recent rain and snowfall conditions have us all hoping 2017 may be a wet year and offer a break in our six-year drought. But whether the drought is broken or not, Californians must act this year to achieve more sustainable long-term water management.
California operates at a water deficit. Even in wet years, we use more surface and groundwater than is replenished by rainfall. It is not sustainable. The recently … [more…]