Fifth-Grader’s Petition Prompts Jamba Juice to Ditch Styrofoam: “Mia Hansen may only be 10 years old, but she has a thing or two to teach grown-ups about making the world a better place.”
Solar Oven Transforms Salt Water to Drinkable Water: An Italian designer’s “deceivingly simple device transforms salty water to clean drinkable water in one day of sun exposure – just by filling the top-mounted black boiler with salty water and tightening the cap.”
Methane Making An Appearance In Pa. Water Supplies: Families in Pennsylvania have been dealing with methane-contaminated water supplies, as well as dozens of mysterious, flammable gas puddles bubbling up on their properties. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection blames a nearby hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operation.
Underwater robots to ‘repair’ Scotland’s coral reefs: Underwater robots tasked with saving coral reefs are being developed in Scotland. Dubbed “coralbots”, they are being designed to repair damaged reefs in days or weeks, whereas naturally it would take decades.
The High Costs of Free Water: Because water itself doesn’t cost anything, its price doesn’t go up when water supplies become scarce. As a result, our use of water is free of one of the most powerful constraints on human behavior: its expense. Lacking a price restraint, water use has spiraled out of control in many parts of the world.