Category Archives: Water

Shelter for the Storm: Comparing Blue and Green Roofs

On the rooftop of Public School 118 in Queens, New York, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP),  in partnership with the Department of Education, is testing two alternative roofing surfaces. For a three year monitoring period, data from the study at … Continue reading

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H2 uh-0h: The Reality of Water Scarcity in Southern California

The natural West is a desert landscape, and Los Angeles is a fragile construction of a city. In fact, it would be fatally dry if not for the deliberate diversion of water that is not native to the Los Angeles basin. This … Continue reading

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Who Needs Land When You Have Water?

Photo: DeltaSync The Dutch are experimenting with floating buildings.  The Netherlands, sitting largely below sea level, is highly susceptible to flooding.  In an act of preparation for the effects of global climate change, a 10,764 square-foot domed structure has been … Continue reading

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Washing Water

Most know him as an actor.  Famous for classic movies like Field of Dreams, Bull Durham and Waterworld.  Who am I talking about? Why…Kevin Costner.  While his on-screen credits are well-known to many movie aficionados, what may not be as obvious … Continue reading

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What’s in your Water?

Do you know what’s in your water?  California Watch reports that an increasing number of Californians are being affected by unhealthy levels of nitrates in their water supply.  According to the report, over 2 million people have been affected in the … Continue reading

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