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  • Dunya: Playing For Change

    “Dunya” by Alou Sam and friends recorded live outside in Kirina, Mali, the home of the newest PFC Foundation Music School. This song is dedicated to all the people of Mali and hope that peace overcomes the violence so that the future of this ancient land perseveres with the love of its ancestors.Β More

  • DIY Drip Irrigation for Under Ten Dollars

    If you’ve ever come home from work in the summer and found your lovely garden wilted, this DIY drip irrigation system might be just the thing for you. Best of all, it costs less than $10. More

  • Wringing Out a Washcloth in Space

    What happens when you wring out a soggy washcloth in zero gravity? Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station demonstrates. Two high school students from Nova Scotia, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner, won a national science contest with their β€œRing it out” experiment. Their experiment asks how the lack of gravity on the space station […] More

  • Mega Dolphin Pod

    A mega dolphin pod was spotted off the coast of California last Thursday by a whale watching cruise. More

  • Water Light Graffiti

    Water Light Graffiti is an art installation made up of thousands of LED lights and designed by Parisian artist Antonin Fourneau. When water contacts the LEDs, they light up. Once the water evaporates, the art disappears. More

  • Millions of Unknown Sea Creatures Invade Oahu

    The south shore of Oahu has been inundated by millions of mysterious sea creatures. The pea-sized animals are washing ashore all along the beach and some have even crawled up on the boards of surfers out in the water. More

  • Dugong vs. Tiger Shark

    As if dugongs didn’t have enough to worry about with their seagrass meadows disappearing, they also live with tiger sharks. More

  • Sea Otter 501 Release Into the Wild

    Otter 501, a southern sea otter, is the star of a film released earlier this year. Here’s a short video of Otter 501’s release into the wild a year ago. More

  • Seahorse Dads

    Happy Father’s Day! These seahorse dads go the extra mile in a parenting scheme that is unusual in the animal kingdom. More

  • Barefoot Waterskiing

    Here’s an interesting video from National Geographic showing the science behind barefoot waterskiing – and, by extension, waterskiing with skis on. More

  • Antarctic Iceberg Implodes

    This is just a cool video for your Friday enjoyment. A group of people are in a boat riding past an iceberg in Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica when the iceberg starts to collapse. The video is about a minute and a half and the sound gets pretty loud at points, so be prepared to adjust your […] More

  • Disposal of Surplus Sodium 1947

    After World War II, twenty thousand pounds of metallic sodium needed to be destroyed. In order to do this, the War Assets Administration dumped the sodium into Lake Lenore – with spectacular results. More

  • Documentary: “A World Without Water”

    As water becomes more and more scarce, it has offset political problems throughout the globe. More than a billion people across the globe don’t have access to safe water. Every day 3900 children die as a result of insufficient or unclean water supplies. The situation looks like it is becoming worse as water becomes evermore […] More

  • Go for a Skinny Dip and Save a River

    New Belgium Brewery, best known for brewing great beer, like Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat, and for the massive traveling bike carnival Tour de Fat, is also a leader in corporate water sustainability and donating to water advocacy groups. The company’s Skinny Dip campaign helps to promote and provide financial support for groups working to […] More

  • Algae: A Clean Tech Asset or a Health Liability?

    As clean tech research develops fuels synthesized from nature’s ingredients, algae has become synonymous with protecting the environment. However many algal strains are toxic enough to cause massive fish and coral die-offs. More

  • World Water Day 2009

    Our friends over at turned us on to this YouTube video in honor of World Water Day 2009 on Sunday, March 22, and we wanted to share it with our audience as well. “If a community does not have clean water, it is impossible to improve public health in the long-term,” says Steve Commins, […] More

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    Tap Project: One Dollar Provides a Child with Safe Drinking Water for 40 Days

    Waterborne diseases are the second largest killer of children under five. Each day, 4,200 children die from water-related diseases, and 900 million people around the world are without access to safe drinking water1. UNICEF’s Tap Project is working to change that by raising money to support clean water programs with a simple $1 donation. That […] More

  • World Water Day 2009: Shared Waters, Shared Opportunities

    More than 1 billion people world wide lack access to clean, safe drinking water1. That’s about 20% of the Earth’s population. More than 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation2. That’s over 40% of the globe. World Water Day is an international day of action and observance to draw attention to their situation, and […] More

  • The Watercone: A Simple, Effective Solar Still

    In many parts of the world, lack of access to clean, potable water is a major issue. Water may be found nearby, but only in a brackish or polluted state. Areas close to the ocean may see miles of water, but not a drop to drink. UNICEF estimates that every day 5000 children die as […] More

  • Dive Into the Ocean with Google Earth 5.0

    Last month, Google announced the launch of Google Earth 5.0 – The Ocean, a new feature that enables users of Google Earth to dive beneath the water surface, explore 3D underwater terrain and browse ocean-related content contributed by leaders in ocean science and advocacy. More

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    We Must Protect Our Watersheds to Preserve Our Most Precious Resource

    A watershed, also known as a catchment or drainage basin, is the area of land where water from precipitation (either rain or snow) drains downhill into a body of water, such as a stream, river, reservoir, wetland, sea or ocean. Protecting these watersheds from pollution, erosion, and runoff of agricultural or industrial contaminants is essential […] More

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