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EarthTalk: The Deep Carbon Footprint of Water Managament

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I read somewhere that our various systems for collecting, distributing and treating water are very energy intensive and, as such, contribute significantly to global warming. How does that happen and what can we do to correct such problems?            — Marina…

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Water, Water EveryWhere: Too Many Leaks

The following is a repost from an article I published earlier today on Planetsave.com. Something to think about on World Water Day Fixing the leaks What is essential to daily life and breaks 850 times every day: a water main somewhere in the United States.  In the time it took me to write that sentence one just broke – well,…

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Charity Water Update: Success in Ethiopia

Water changes everything Last month we introduced our readers to Charity Water, a non-profit group with a mission to help bring safe, clean water to developing nations. In September, Charity Water launched a fundraising campaign for two new drilling rigs in Tigray, Ethiopia. The initial goal was to raise $1.2 million. Generous donors met that challenge and then some, surpassing…

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Clean water erupts at a Charity Water project in Ethiopia

Water as Luxury: CharityWater Alleviates the Daily Struggle for Clean Water in the Developing World

In his twenties, Scott Harrison was a party promoter in New York City and a self–described “arrogant jerk.” That all changed when he got a glimpse of how the handful of the 1 billion people who struggle each day to find clean water. Harrison founded Charity Water, bringing his promotional skills to bear on the global water crisis, instead of the…

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Is desalination worth the cost?

Are Desalination Technologies the Answer to the World Water Crisis?

Investors and policy makers are increasingly advocating desalination technologies that use seawater to make freshwater. As reviewed in an EcoSeed Special Report, the interest in desalination technologies is growing due to the fact that there is insufficient fresh water to meet the daily drinking and sanitation needs of all those inhabiting the planet. Desalination involves the process of removing salt from sea or brackish water to produce drinkable water. According to…

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Water Supply Trumps Other Environmental Issues in Latest Gallup Survey

Gallup’s recent poll on the public’s concern over specific environmental issues.