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PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication designed Sechelt Water Resource Centre, a stunning LEED Gold-certified facility that displays the water recycling process. Factory Architecture, Public Architecture, Amazing Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Architecture Details, Leed Certified Buildings, Energy Pictures, Water Issues, Eco Buildings

This LEED Gold wastewater treatment center is helping a community rethink poo

PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication designed Sechelt Water Resource Centre, a stunning LEED Gold-certified facility that displays the water recycling process.

Engineers upgrade ancient, sun-powered tech to purify water with near-perfect efficiency: Low-cost device -- shaped like a birdhouse -- could help provide drinking water to people affected by natural disasters

Record-breaking paper water purifier operates at near 100% efficiency

University at Buffalo researchers have created a highly efficient device that uses sunlight and black carbon-dipped paper to clean water. The simple, inexpensive technology could be deployed in regions where clean drinking water is unavailable or areas that have been affected by natural disasters.

Victims In USA And Australia Speak Out: Fracking Kills Dogs, Poisons Water And Causes Childhood Diseases Missouri, Water Issues, University Of Rochester, Safe Drinking Water, The Hundreds, Multiple Sclerosis, Medical Center, Denial, Immune System

New study finds that fracking chemicals could harm the immune system

A recent University of Rochester Medical Center study discovered chemicals in groundwater close to fracking sites may harm the immune systems of mice. Exposure in utero to fracking chemicals can lower female offspring's ability to ward off diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Wet wipe pollution is clogging up riverbeds across the UK

Wet wipe pollution is clogging up riverbeds across the UK

The UK's obsession with wet wipes is completely changing rivers around the country. A London environmental group found a 1,000-fold increase in the number of wet wipes showing up in waterways, with over 5,000 of them covering the bed of the Thames in just 116 square meters (about 1250 square feet).

Bottlenose dolphins spotted in Canadian Pacific waters for the first time False Killer Whale, Killer Whales, Common Bottlenose Dolphin, Water Issues, Marine Life, Dolphins, First Time, Green Building, Innovation

Bottlenose dolphins spotted in Canadian Pacific waters for the first time

Researchers spotted around 200 common bottlenose dolphins and around 70 false killer whales in Canadian Pacific waters. This sighting is "the only occurrence of common bottlenose dolphins recorded in Canadian Pacific waters." Find out why these dolphins have found their way to northern waters.

The items include a trench coat, a wide-leg jumpsuit and swimwear. Water Issues, Trench, New Fashion, Wide Leg, Duster Coat, Wrap Dress, Recycling, Jumpsuit, The Incredibles

Flint water bottle fashion

A new fashion exhibit in Queens underscores the ongoing water-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Live in or visiting Boston and looking for fall day trip ideas? Here are scenic autumn destinations within 2 hours from Boston, MA. Day Trips From Boston, Concord Massachusetts, Walden Pond, Essex County, Henry David Thoreau, Theodore Roosevelt, Walk In The Woods, Best Sites, The Life

Thoreau's Walden Pond is under threat from human activities

Henry David Thoreau wrote about self-sufficiency and living simply in the natural world. His observations came from his experiences living near Walden Pond. But the pond's health is currently under pressure. Find out the surprising human activity that is negatively impacting this beloved landmark.

Uravu's affordable, electricity-free Aqua Panels use solar energy to turn vapor into water - and they should be available to the public within two years.

Uravu's zero-electricity Aqua Panels produce gallons of water from thin air

Uravu's affordable, electricity-free Aqua Panels use solar energy to turn vapor into water - and they should be available to the public within two years.

New Purification System Can Produce Clean Water Using Sunlight and Hydrogels

Water purification breakthrough can even clean water from the Dead Sea

Despite all our advances, access to clean water is still a major problem - not just for developing nations, but here in the US, where water shortages during natural disasters can cost lives. Scientists have created a cost-effective technology that addresses this problem using combined gel-polymer hybrid materials. Via Phys.org Images via

Water Pollution Old Garbage And Oil Patches On Water Surface Stock Photo - Image of recycle, nature: 41328838

The amount of plastic in the ocean could triple in 10 years

Plastic in the ocean could triple in a span of 10 years, according to a new report for the government of the United Kingdom.

Graphene filter made out of soybeans makes water from Sydney Harbor drinkable

Graphene filter made out of soybeans makes water from Sydney Harbor drinkable

Imagine if we could create clean water from any freshwater source - no matter how dirty - in just one step. Australian scientists have done just that with a filtration technique that utilizes graphene film. It's so effective that even the filthiest water was clean enough to drink after passing through the filter.

A water management system for the future inspired by spiders plants bees and fungi- introducing the 2017 Ray of Hope Prize winners: Water Collection System, Memes Gretchen, Water Generator, Rainwater Harvesting System, Water From Air, Water Management, Water Purification, Global Design, Water Systems

NexLoop unveils water management system inspired by spiders, fungi, bees and plants

In its quest to sustainably serve the needs of urban farmers, Team NexLoop found inspiration for its water management system in the natural world.

Rainwater-harvesting pavilions mimic a lush rainforest at the Indianapolis Zoo

Rainwater-harvesting pavilions mimic a lush rainforest at the Indianapolis Zoo

RATIO Architects recently completed the Bicentennial Pavilion, an open-air events space modeled after a lush rainforest with 11 steel-framed “tree canopies.”

Though AQUAIR’s water collection system has widespread uses, NCKU design students Wei-Yee Ong, Hsin-Ju Lin, Shih-Min Chang, and Marco Villa created the workable prototype in response to Honduras’ water crisis. Water Collection System, Water Issues, Compact Living, Honduras, Drinking Water, Taiwan, Tent, Cool Designs, Villa

Portable fog-harvesting AQUAIR harvests clean drinking water from thin air

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) students in Taiwan tackle water issues with AQUAIR, a portable fog-harvesting device that pulls potable water out of the air.

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) students in Taiwan tackle water issues with AQUAIR, a portable fog-harvesting device that pulls potable water out of the air.

Portable fog-harvesting AQUAIR harvests clean drinking water from thin air

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) students in Taiwan tackle water issues with AQUAIR, a portable fog-harvesting device that pulls potable water out of the air.

New York-based DFA Studio has unveiled designs for a timber tower for Central Park that would pull double duty as a filter for a contaminated Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir as well as an observation deck with stunning city views.

Soaring timber tower could clean up contaminated water in NYC's Central Park

New York-based DFA Studio has unveiled designs for a timber tower for Central Park that would pull double duty as a filter for a contaminated Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir as well as an observation deck with stunning city views.