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Splash Hits: Water Photos by Elizabeth Weinberg

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Summer never looked so good.

If these pics don't make you want to dive headfirst into a lake, probably nothing will. The series, called "Of Recklessness and Water," comes from the camera of Brooklyn-based photographer Elizabeth Weinberg, who snapped her friends on summer jaunts to beaches, lakes and swimming holes. The photos are collected in a 8.25" × 10.75", 46-page zine that you can buy here. ...read more

North America's Greenest Cities Ranked

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San Francisco tops Green City Index, followed by Vancouver and NYC

We tend to look at environmental legislation through a national lens, and the view these days is depressing. With Capitol Hill stuck in political gridlock, national action on climate and energy is proving to be a practical impossibility. Luckily, U.S. cities aren't waiting for Congress to climb out of the mire. Today at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Siemens and the Economist Intelligence Unit......read more

Boxed Water Is Better

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Michigan company hawks a green(er) alternative to bottled water

Sometimes, to think outside the box you gotta think within it. Such is the case with Boxed Water Is Better, a Michigan startup that has created a sustainable alternative to the eco-abomination known as bottled water. Company founder Benjamin Gott calls his venture "part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious."  Boxed Water's......read more

Kishu Binchotan Charcoal

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Time-tested, all-natural water purifier $49.50

Handcrafted according to ancient Japanese tradition, Kishu Binchotan charcoal originates from the Holm tree, a hard oak that grows in the forests of Kishu. Through a signature heating and cooling process, Binchotan charcoal gains chemical absorption properties, making it is an amazing method of water purification that's been used for hundreds of years. Placed into a jug of water, the......read more

Rethinking Winery Wastewater

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California wineries are going green. But what to do with all that wastewater?

The sustainability movement has taken hold in California wine country, where environmentally friendly winegrowing practices are slowly becoming the rule rather than the exception. There's even a green certification system. But in one area -- wastewater -- there's plenty of work to be done. On average, wineries create 6 gallons of wastewater for every gallon of wine, a fact that explodes......read more

Phantom Water Edit

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Jaw-dropping water cinematography by Chris Bryan

There are only 150 Phantom HD Gold cameras in the world. The ultra-advanced, high-speed vid camera can shoot 1000 fps at 1920 x 1080 and 1500 fps at 1280 x 720. Aussie filmmaker Chris Bryan is one of the few lucky cinematographers who has his hands on one, and he puts it to stunning use in Phantom Water Edit, which captures the power and nuance of rolling surf in breathtaking detail.......read more

Bobble Jug

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Combo filter/pitcher cleans contaminants as it pours $29.99

One of our favorite water bottles, the Bobble is a reusable bottle that filters water as you drink from it. Evolving from that concept, the Bobble makers have now launched the the Bobble Jug, which removes water contaminants as you pour. That means that unlike traditional filter pitchers, there's more room for water in the actual jug, plus you don't have to wait for the water......read more

Airdrop

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Award-winning irrigation gadget looks to ease the effects of drought on farmers

In no place have the cataclysmic environmental effects of climate change been felt more strongly than southeastern Australia. There, a prolonged, 12-year drought has wrought havoc on local ecosystems and caused catastrophic damage to agriculture, which suffered record losses and sent rural communities into a tailspin.  Enter Australian inventor Edward Linnacre, a Swinburne University......read more

EPA Links Fracking to Water Contamination

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No duh, says everybody else

We've known for a while that fracking was doing some funny things to our drinking water. Now the EPA has come out of the closet on the issue and made it official. In a landmark report released this week, the EPA declared that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is causing groundwater pollution in the Wind River aquifer, located in the Pavillion region of Wyoming, where locals have complained of......read more

Matthew Brandt: Lakes and Reservoirs

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LA artist experiments with water to produce unique and colorful landscape photos

In his "Lakes and Reservoirs" series, LA-based artist Matthew Brandt subverts the hackneyed practice of landscape photography, emphasizing the properties of photo production over the actual landscape depicted. Photographing water bodies around the Western US, Brandt soaks his images in the water of the depicted subject for anywhere from a couple days to several months, until the photo......read more

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