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  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Rain harvesting can avert crisis

    To ensure South-East Asias's growing population has enough water to drink, we need to collect more rain, says Crispin Maslog. The world's next major crisis will be a lack of water for home use, including drinking water, many scientists predict. Humans can survive around 40 days without food, but much ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • How to enter missing data manually

    A few months ago, John Koenig, of Bayside, Texas sent us a photo of his fake-snake-on-the-rain-collector trick to scare away avian depositors. (See our September 2010 issue.) He wrote again to say the snakes worked -- for a while. Apparently, his resident mockingbirds are smarter than he gave them ...


    By Davis Instruments Corp.

  • How to decorate for a Dutch Christmas

    When Sinterklaas visited the home of Martin van Gijn in the Netherlands, he left extra treats because of these fantastic decorations -- lights, light-up snowflakes, and a snow-bedecked Vantage Pro2! Martin wrote that they seldom see so much snow - the day this photo was taken 20 cm (8 inches) had already ...


    By Davis Instruments Corp.

  • The HORAS 600 project provides erosion control via Reno Mattres

    Launched in March 2014, the Hybrid Off River Augmentation System (HORAS 600) is the Selangor State Government’s solution to water woes during prolonged dry seasons. Absolute reliance on dam and surface water is not enough to sustain over a million consumers in the Klang Valley. Overpopulation thus leads to water rationing during times when the water level is at critical stages. The RM 405 ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Waste crisis erupts in Naples

    Police have withdrawn from the entrance of a defunct waste dump that officials say will be reopened to take garbage that has piled up by the ton in the streets of Naples. Although residents of the southern port city are upset by the piles of trash, they have also blocked plans to reopen the dump in the Pianura neighborhood of Naples. About 500 demonstrators clashed with police at the the ...

  • New house - old house - Canadian homes are going green

    Just outside of Ottawa, real estate developer The Minto Group has opened one of the greenest houses ever built in Canada. At the same time, a collaboration of designers, architects, engineers, homeowners and sustainable building experts in Toronto is turning wartime houses in Canada into green homes. Both projects, spearheaded by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), offer up blueprints ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Awards Grants in Michigan and Ohio to Improve Water Quality and Reduce Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced 11 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants for projects in Michigan and Ohio to improve water quality and reduce excess nutrients that contribute to harmful algal blooms in Great Lakes watersheds. Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator for the Great Lakes, highlighted seven GLRI grants for projects to reduce nutrients in ...

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