Using the powerful eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. The presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few exoplanets orbiting...Show More Summary
The water signals were all less pronounced than expected, and the scientists suspect this is because a layer of haze or dust blankets each of the five planets. This haze can reduce the intensity of all signals from the atmosphere in the same way fog can make colors in a photograph appear muted. Show More Summary
California’s Mt Baldy Ski Lifts says it’s the first ski area in the world to install hollow plastic conservation balls in its reservoir (pictured) to reduce water evaporation by up to 90 percent. XavierC supplied the water-filled conservation balls that are 4 inches in diameter. The balls act as a floating cover to decrease reservoir […]
Canada's tar sands are an unequivocal environmental nightmare, ravaging the landscape and spewing billions of gallons of toxic water into the world. Now, oil companies are claiming they've figured out what to do with all that poisonous water: Turn Alberta into one giant man-made lake district. Read more...
Post by Rebecca Stokes. There must be something in the water -- first 'Basketball Wives' star Evelyn Lozada announces that she's with child, and now there's another corner of the professional basketball world that's been touched with baby news. Show More Summary
People in the Philippines need information as much as food, water and shelter. As the world watches the devastation and the human tragedy caused by Typhoon Haiyan in unending images on our television screens, remember that we have infinitely more information than the victims do. Show More Summary
In the developing world, Cryptosporidium parvum has long been the scourge of freshwater. Its rapid ability to spread, combined with an incredible resilience to water decontamination techniques, such as chlorination, led the National Institutes of Health in the United Sates to add C. Show More Summary
Jennifer Veilleux, who blogs about world water, informed me of this special issue of Global Dialogue, a publication of the Centre for World Dialogue. You will not be able to read the entire papers without subscribing. Jennifer's paper was also published on her blog; read it freely here: "The Human...
Hardly a day goes by that we're not told about the unsustainable pressure we're putting on our natural resources. And while it prompts visions of oil, fresh water, and coal, you'd be surprised at how many of our creature comfort commodities are dwindling just as quickly. Read more...
Sponsored Post “Yin and Yang” is used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces — such as light and dark, hot and cold, fire and water, positive and negative — are interconnected. In the world of internet technology the Yin and the Yang, like it or not, are the IT professional and the hacker. Show More Summary
Israelis will be the first to tell you that they look to create opportunity out of adversity. As a developed country with a relatively high standard of living, situated in an arid part of the world, Israel has focused on harnessing and conserving water for years. Show More Summary
Kalahari Desert photo from Shutterstock Botswana government officials are in hot water over fracking in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, which is the second largest wildlife preserve in the world. The fracking may have been going on for over a decade
The only cold water surf company in the world, Finisterre has been developing products to allow surfers to go to colder and more remote fringes of the globe for the last 10 years. We’ve teamed up with Finisterre to offer … Win a Cold Water Surf Clothing Collection from Finisterre Worth Over $1,000 is a post by staff on Highsnobiety.
The world’s largest offshore wind turbine was recently installed in the waters near Ostend Harbour at the Belwind Wind Farm in Belgium. The 6 MW Haliade 150 wind turbine model, with 73 meter long blades and a 78 meter tower was built by the French company
Steve Jobs successfully recruited John Scully to head up Apple in 1983 by making this legendary pitch to Scully: "Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life? Or do you want to come with me and change the world?" DidShow More Summary
(Video Link) Very impressive. Yes, very impressive. This man has mastered the craft of moving plates over the sink quickly. Within seconds, an entire stack of plates has briefly passed through water. So...should we eat here or go someplace else? -via Rocket News 24
Champ Magnus Carlsen celebrates world chess title victory in styleSusan NinanTNN | Nov 24, 2013, 02.17 AM ISTCHENNAI: Magnus Carlsen stood waist-deep in water with his blazer on, eyes squinted and index fingers pointing skywards. The new king of chess world rung in the celebrations on Friday in a manner rather unconventional for his sport. Show More Summary
Iranian and Western officials poured cold water Saturday on hopes that a landmark nuclear deal was all but sewn up after world power foreign ministers flew in to join talks with Tehran in Geneva. "We have now entered a very difficult...Show More Summary
Robert Sherrod on Tarawa: >0530: The coral flats in front of us present a sad sight at low tide. A half dozen Marines lie exposed, now that the water has receded. They are hunched over, rifles in hand, just as they fell. They are already one-quarter covered by sand that the high tide left. Show More Summary
This week's pursuit of woman-relevant topics led Cut writers to propose new suggestions for the world's sexiest man alive, drink pond water from Central Park, and get the ice skater style.1. What does it mean to steal the paparazzi’s work? Maureen O’Connor finds that this type of thievery is apparently... More »