Wendy L Schultz sur Twitter : "How #Singapore is leading a #water revolution "we *rent* you water"... From open sewage to high-tech hydrohub, Singapore leads water revolution. How the West Overcounts Its Water Supplies. Wendy L Schultz sur Twitter : "Chandler proving 'water innovation' can be a big plus #waterstress... Chandler proving 'water innovation' can be a big plus. Warm oceans pose risk of global coral bleaching event in 2015.
After a surprisingly rough summer for coral reefs in 2014, NOAA scientists are warning that warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans could set the stage for a global outbreak of coral bleaching—the loss of corals’ food-producing algae—in 2015.
The map above shows areas where there is a 60 percent likelihood of coral heat stress from March until June 2015 according to NOAA’s Four-Month Coral Bleaching Thermal Stress Outlook. The outlook depends on sea surface temperature forecasts from NOAA’s operational climate forecast system model to show regions that are most likely to experience bleaching up to four months in advance. Areas that are at risk of potential bleaching are shown in lighter shades of orange. The darker red colors indicate areas of more sustained heat stress. Alert Level 1 means significant bleaching is likely.
Bleaching occurs when corals expel the symbiotic algae that live inside them and produce much of their food (through photosynthesis). Biomimicry: Turning dewdrops into drinking water. 195 drought maps reveal just how thirsty california has become - LA Times. It doesn't take much to understand why California is so worried about drought.
Reservoirs are ever-dwindling. The U.S. Southwest Could Soon Experience Decades-Long "Megadroughts" Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? [Infographic] Assessing the risk of persistent drought using climate model simulations and paleoclimate data. Toby R.
Ault* Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Julia E. Cole Dept. of Geosciences and Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Jonathan T. Gregory T. U. David M. Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Projected changes in global rainfall patterns will likely alter water supplies and ecosystems in semiarid regions during the coming century.
. * Corresponding author address: Toby R. Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt? [Infographic] Just How Bad Is California's Drought? Here's A Scary, 10-Second Answer. The West’s devastating drought is literally lifting mountains. The West’s devastating drought is literally lifting mountains. Western Australia wave energy project on the brink of commercialisation. Australia could be set for a breakthrough in energy derived from waves, following the launch a major new project in Western Australia.
Carnegie Wave Energy unveiled three large buoys in Perth on Wednesday as part of a new $70 million technology which will feed energy into the Australian grid later this year. OMG! Best Use Of A Billboard I Have Ever Seen. OMG! Best Use Of A Billboard I Have Ever Seen. Can These Guys Really Pull Off An Underground Park In NYC? In an abandoned warehouse on New York’s Lower East Side, a radical new kind of park is taking shape.
Among the peeling paint and old neon signs advertising food, fruit, and meat, an intensive period of design development has yielded a prototype of the LowLine, an underground park whose name riffs off Chelsea’s now-famous High Line. The High Line got us all thinking about how to reuse and reimagine underutilized and forgotten urban spaces. The LowLine takes that even one step further, inspiring cities around the world to conceive of even the least visible disused infrastructure as potential green space--in this case, a former trolley terminal. “If the High Line is a sand dune, the LowLine is the forest floor,” said James Ramsey, co-founder and lead architect behind the LowLine, an organization in its first year that already has run a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign and has the backing and partnership of many city officials, local community organizations, and corporate sponsors. Getting Serious About a Texas-Size Drought. Advert turns air into drinking water. 22 March 2013Last updated at 14:40 ET By Aida Prados BBC Mundo The billboard serves a dual purpose, acting to draw students to the newly established engineering university UTEC Just outside Lima, Peru, a billboard provides drinking water to whoever needs it - mainly, its neighbours.
The panel produces clean water from the humidity in the air, through filters. Soma Unveils World's First Completely Compostable Water Filter. Water filtration company Soma recently unveiled the world’s first entirely compostable water filter.
Soma replaced conventional plastic casing filters with a food-based PLA composite that incorporates Malaysian coconut shells and vegan silk. Chasing Ice: Could Time-Lapse Photography Save the Planet? The Extreme Ice Survey, an artistic and scientific project founded by award-winning photographer James Balog, has 27 cameras pointed at 18 glaciers around the world.
Together, they snap 8,000 frames worth of time-lapse footage per year. Thus the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is able to capture alterations to the arctic environment—changes that might seem to be slow, glacially so, are rendered dramatic. Almost equally dramatic was the organization’s beginning, which is documented in a film called Chasing Ice, now screening at South by Southwest. © 2010 Extreme Ice Survey. 'Huge' water resource exists under Africa.
20 April 2012Last updated at 10:48 GMT By Matt McGrath Science reporter, BBC World Service Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater.
They argue that the total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface. The team have produced the most detailed map yet of the scale and potential of this hidden resource. Writing in the journal Environmental Research Letters, they stress that large scale drilling might not be the best way of increasing water supplies. Across Africa more than 300 million people are said not to have access to safe drinking water. Demand for water is set to grow markedly in coming decades due to population growth and the need for irrigation to grow crops.
Freshwater rivers and lakes are subject to seasonal floods and droughts that can limit their availability for people and for agriculture. Continue reading the main story. Like Water For Sand.