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California to Consider 12 New Water Storage Facilities

A total of $2.7 billion will be awarded to a potential list of 12 water storage projects, thanks to funding from California’s Proposition 1, approved by voters in 2014. Paul Rogers reports that the state of California recently unveiled “12 huge new water projects from massive new dams in the …

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Coca-Cola exceeds water replenishment goal

Coca-Cola exceeds water replenishment goal 30 August 2016 Global drinks giant Coca-Cola has exceeded its 2020 target to replenish all the water used in its beverages five years early. The company said it returned an estimated 192 billion litres of water to nature and communities in 2015 through community water …

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The Growing Global Water Footprint

by CustomMade The average American lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Fresh water consumption has doubled since World War II and is expected to rise 25% by 2030. All of this water use takes a toll on the planet and can create water scarcity which effects up to …

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Don’t Count on El Niño Alone to End California’s Drought

An early-morning pedestrian on a flooded Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles leaps over a puddle in February, 1998. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) July it may be, yet everyone from Oregon to D.C. is wondering about what this winter’s El Niño might bring. Will it make or break snowfall levels? Floods in …

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Tech Startup Helping Costco Cut Water Use by 22%

Image source: Apana by Brynn W. McNally As water-dependent companies seek to cut their usage and survive through punishing droughts, Costco is finding solutions with the help of the latest computing technologies – the cloud, data algorithms, wireless tech and low-cost sensors. Through a partnership with Washington-based startup Apana, the …

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Who Wants Disposable Plastic Water Bottles in National Parks?

A hiker fills up her bottle at a water station at the Grand Canyon. (Flickr/Grand Canyon National Park) by LINDA POON The bottled water industry is lobbying hard to overturn waste-reducing bans in parks, claiming concerns about dehydration and health. Since 2011, roughly 20 national parks have banned the sale of …

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The Bottled Water Industry Is Fighting To Keep Plastic Bottles In National Parks

John Panella via Shutterstock What our beautiful vistas need is more Aquafina bottles. By ADELE PETERS When national parks started to notice that their trashcans were overflowing with plastic water bottles, some parks began to stop selling the bottles in vending machines and offer free refilling stations instead. But the bottled …

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Giant outdoor sculpture purifies 3,000 gallons of water for NYC (Video)

© Office for Political Innovation / MoMA PS1 Kimberley Mok Rather than resorting to heavy, often depressing doomsday predictions about the plight of the planet and all its living creatures — including us — art has the potential of bringing environmental awareness deeper under the collective radar. We’ve talked about …

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Who Wants To Solve California’s Water Crisis? A Role-Playing Game Will Test Your Political Skills

Solving California’s water woes is as much about messy politics as it is about praying for rain. As the future gets hotter and drier, the state is trying to figure out how to manage dwindling water and deliver it to everyone who wants it, including growing cities and desperate farmers. …

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Saving our oceans by 2050: Here’s what we need to do

Shutterstock Boris Pamikov Climate change, overfishing and pollution are major threats to oceans. Can we make things start looking up? This article originally appeared at Ensia and is part of the 2050 series. by Mary Hoff Oceans cover more than two-thirds of Earth’s surface. They are home to millions of species, provide a key …

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