Solar and wind energy preserve groundwater for drought, agriculture

Solar and wind energy preserve groundwater for drought, agriculture

Using drought-prone California as a case study, a research team shows that increased solar and wind energy can reduce the reliance on hydropower, especially during drought. Credit: Egan Jimenez, Princeton University

Solar and wind farms are popping up around the country to lower carbon emissions, and these renewables also have another important effect: keeping more water in the ground.

A new Princeton University-led study in Nature Communications is among the … [more…]

Inspiring Woman Invents Refugee Tents That Collect Rainwater and Store Solar Energy

Inspiring Woman Invents Refugee Tents That Collect Rainwater and Store Solar Energy

Since 2011, the Syrian Civil War created one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters in the world, with an estimated number of 13.5 million Syrians internally displaced or are refugees outside Syria, according to the United Nations.

Facing the difficulty of finding basic shelter and a home to live in, award-winning Jordanian-Canadian architect Abeer Seikaly was inspired to come up with a solution to help transform the lives of these

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Surprising Solution To The Global Water Crisis: Solar Power

The Surprising Solution To The Global Water Crisis: Solar Power

It’s a universal, and undeniable fact that water is a basic need for human life. The average person needs to consume half a gallon (or 2 liters) of water daily to stay healthy. Yet many across the world don’t even have access to clean drinking water.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, an astounding 2.1 billion or 3 in 10 people globally lack ready access to safe

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Scientists develop substance to kill water pollutants using solar power

Scientists develop substance to kill water pollutants using solar power

Researchers at the Swansea University in the United Kingdom have developed a new non-toxic substance that can help eradicate harmful synthetic dye pollutants released into water bodies, using solar power. Nearly 300,000 tonnes of pollutants get diffused with water in water bodies in a year. According to a report published in the journal Scientific Reports, the new substance removes dye pollutants from water, adsorbing more than 90 per cent

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