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2010-07-08 07:00:00

TEMPLETON, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are one of millions of Americans concerned about water, saving thousands of gallons of water every year without changing your lifestyle is about to become much easier. Water Wise Group, Inc. is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement with Matala Water Technology Co., Ltd. to distribute the Aqua2use grey water system in the US. With the Aqua2use, an average family of four can recycle up to 40,000 gallons of water for outdoor...

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2010-05-05 08:10:00

Plant roots enmeshed in layers of discarded materials inside upright pipes can purify dirty water from a washing machine, making it fit for growing vegetables and flushing toilets, according to Penn State horticulturists. "Our global fresh water supplies are fast depleting," said Robert D. Cameron, doctoral student in horticulture. "So it is critical that we begin to look at alternatives on how we can take wastewater and turn it into a resource." Cameron and Robert D. Berghage, associate...

2010-04-19 07:15:00

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, architect John Blackburn, one of the country's premier designers of equestrian facilities, is introducing Blackburn Greenbarns®, a line of pre-designed but adaptable barns for eco- and cost-conscious horse owners. To further the cause, Blackburn Architects, P.C., will donate 10 percent of its first-year profits from Greenbarns® to help offset carbon...

2009-05-06 07:30:00

-- EcoCentre, the Living Building, in South Florida uses an ecological wastewater treatment system to naturally recycle and save 200,000 gallons of water a year -- -- The Living Machine(R) system can help South Floridare-use water, putting less strain on the water supply and easing shortages -- CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Next month marks the one-year anniversary of the EcoCentre, the first-of-its-kind, true "living building" in Lake Worth, Fla., that acts as its own...

2008-07-21 03:00:25

By Karen Jonas POMONA - Residents of drought-prone Southern California know that water conservation is important, and some different techniques to recycle and conserve water were discussed at a workshop Sunday at Cal Poly Pomona. Southern California has about 15 million residents living in a region that is considered a coastal desert, according to Stephen Lyon, who led a workshop that briefly discussed traditional water recycling, which uses chemicals to purify water. But his main...

2008-07-17 09:00:36

By Lee Davidson Deseret News While expressing worry that a water crisis could be looming from drought and population growth, a House committee passed Wednesday a bill by Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, to create new federal research programs on how to expand water supplies. Matheson's bill would create the program in the Environmental Protection Agency to research such areas as how to expand supplies through collection and reuse of rainwater and graywater; research on water storage and...

2008-03-13 09:00:00

Can low-flow toilets cause problems for sewer lines? A Pima County program to install the toilets in older neighborhoods at taxpayers' expense is in limbo because of that question. And the answer eventually could change other water- conservation policies as well. The toilets work smoothly and save a little water, most homeowners in the program say. East Siders Jerry Horton, Don Swann and Cathy Kent, for example, called them "perfect,""wonderful" and "awesome." Only a fraction of the...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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