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3D-Printed Coral Mimics Nature

April 12th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers have found a way to use a 3D printer to make a replica of coral to help study how to prevent the destruction of coral reefs due to global heating.


Local Pollution Has A Global Impact

March 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Pollution — especially stuff dropped into rivers, lakes, and streams — has to go somewhere. Littering in rivers is a common thing in many countries. In many areas of the world, basic refuse management systems are lacking or people are just too lazy to walk over a trash can to properly dispose of their water bottle, plastic bags, or papers. As a consequence, rubbish often ends up in rivers and streams which naturally carry the waste out to sea. 


Making Dishwashers (And Faucets) Great Again

March 20th, 2020 | by Scott Cooney

Over the last few years, conservative governments around the world, including our federal government, have done a lot to help dirty energy industries. Subsidizing goliath multinational companies with ongoing propaganda campaigns to deny climate science is nothing new to the conservative wing of virtually any country's politics these days. After all, there's good money in it. Running out of regulations like vehicle fuel efficiency standards to rail against, there is a new target — smearing Energy Star and WaterSense products with fear campaigns (FUD)


Fiji Coastal Communities Forced To Move Inland

March 10th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Coastal communities in Fiji are having to move inland due to climate change. Its community leader, Barney Dunn, has been forced to witness his ancestral homeland being engulfed by the rising waves of the sea


Zero Mass Water Transforms Colombian Community With New Hydropanel Installation

March 6th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Zero Mass Water and Conservation International partnered to transform the Columbian community of Bahia Hondita with the installation of a SOURCE Field comprised of 149 of Zero Mass Water's Hydropanels. The new system will transform life in the community with an infusion of renewably sourced water pulled from the atmosphere using abundant sunshine


Oxfam: Every 2 Seconds Climate Change Forces A Person From Their Home

March 1st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Every 2 seconds, climate change is forcing someone from their homes, according to data from Oxfam International. These climate-fueled disasters are the number one cause of internal displacement globally. More than 20 million people have lost their homes. This translates to one person every two seconds


Water, Peace, & Security — Under Threat

February 26th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

We write about CO2 emissions of fossil fuels quite a bit on CleanTechnica, but there is something that bears repetition as well. It is that renewable energy typically uses much less water than other electricity sources. The overuse of water, including for our power plants, is something that critically threatens our children


The Rachio Thrive Nutrient System Aims To Support Plants By Restoring Soil Health

February 26th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The folks at Rachio first made a name for themselves with their smart sprinkler controller that injected a healthy dose of intelligence into the world of yard care, saving millions of gallons of water along the way. Not satisfied to simply dump water on plants and hope for the best, they are back with a holistic lawn care plan called Rachio Thrive


40 Million Americans Depend On The Colorado River. That Could Be A Problem.

February 21st, 2020 | by Steve Hanley

The Colorado River now carries about 20% less water than it did a century ago. The Colorado originates in the Rocky Mountains, where it is fed by melting snow. Due to the changes in weather patterns attributable to a heating planet, not as much snow falls in those mountains today as in prior years. Less snow means the land in the upper elevations is warmed by the sun where previously the snow cover would reflect sunlight back into space, making the area hotter, which means that whatever snow falls melts sooner



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