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Green Roof Protects Reservoir

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Aug 25, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Something that has always annoyed me as I drive through deserts and other arid lands is the canals and reservoirs in which water is evaporating as transported and held for use. Why not cover them to prevent evaporation and contamination? The District of Columbia is not dry, but DC Water covers its reservoirs and has covered its Fort Reno reservoir with a nearly-one-acre green roof.

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Surprising Sustainable Partnerships

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

May 29, 2014 12:58:00 PM

The Sustainable Brands Web site recently lauded 14 sustainable partnerships.

The partnerships, "listed in no particular order," included cities and coffee shops and tech companies and those desiring micro-loans. Go to the Web site for the complete story, but these are a few of the 14 sustainable partnerships that caught our eye.

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Is Mining Seawater the Answer to Drought?

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

May 7, 2014 11:35:00 AM

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The Energy-Water Nexus

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Mar 20, 2014 9:51:00 AM

Green Builder Media President Ron Jones has an ominous prediction: “If you think the oil wars are bad, wait until the water wars begin.” With severe drought conditions expanding across the globe, I fear that his warning may become a reality sooner, and more acutely, than we think.           

In this country, California, Texas, Arizona, and Georgia are on the frontline of the water crisis. Arizona just experienced its fourth warmest winter to date, causing water shortages across the state, and Texas is suffering through the lowest reservoir levels in 25 years.

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