Activities & books about that teach our children about water conservation and the water cycle!
March 22nd is World Water Day.
It’s a day for all of us to remember that water is an important resource in our life and clean water is a limited resource for many around the world.
Everyone can make a difference in preserving this natural resource, even the youngest among us!
In fact, our kids … [more…]
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It’s something we cottagers understand intuitively, that sense of awe and connection we experience at the lake. Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols calls it “Blue Mind”. And there’s science behind it.
As a kid, I would fall asleep each night at my family’s cottage on Lake Huron to the sound of water. Sometimes it was the pounding of big waves, other times the gentle ripple of … [more…]
You probably know about water treatment plants. You may have driven or walked past one in your home town. But have you ever wondered what it does? What does a water treatment plant take out of the water before it gets to the tap in your home? When it comes to water for drinking, it’s what’s not in it that’s important.
The sources of our drinking water in Utah are … [more…]
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UN Environment, Google and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre have unveiled a groundbreaking web-based platform that fuses big data and environmental science to monitor global freshwater ecosystems, opening the door to a new era of data-rich analysis that could reshape how we measure humanity’s environmental footprint.
The publicly available, free platform brings together Google’s expertise in satellite data, cloud computing, earth observation and artificial intelligence,
This photo shows a concentrator where samples were placed. Credit: Dan Wang
Scientists at the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and Yangzhou University (YZU) in Jiangsu have developed an effective and energy-efficient technique for purifying water by using graphitic carbon nitride sheets.
Their prototype, presented February 7 in the journal Chem, purified pathogen-rich water in 30 min, killing over 99.9999% of … [more…]