Hate spiders all you want, there’s no river wide enough to keep them away. Turns out, nature’s crafty little web builders are also master sailors, using their legs to catch the wind and their silk to anchor their bodies on water. Read more...
We need to grow 50% more food yet agriculture causes climate change. How do we get out of this bind? The World Bank’s head of agriculture and food security speaks of a “frustrating lack of attention paid to agriculture” at the climate...Show More Summary
If left unchecked, global warming will cause irreversible damage to marine life in the world’s oceans, forcing fish to search for cooler waters and destroying valuable coral reefs, an international study said Thursday. Keeping global average temperatures within two degrees Celsius above...
“Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.” It all began three years ago. Futzing around on Tumblr (as one does), I happened across a teaser/conceptual trailer from the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon. Show More Summary
California and the American West are not the only places suffering from drought—in fact, there are several places in the world right now where overtaxed aquifers, severe pollution, and lack of rainfall are creating extreme water insecurity for residents. In some places, water is so scarce that municipal supplies are being rationed or shut off completely. Read more...
Wars are fought over resources, and the world is running low on its most basic one.
A few days after surfer Murray Close passed away from cancer, a legendary swell appeared in the waters he frequented in Indonesia and Australia.
When I drink the finest whiskies in the world I want to control all the things that I can control. I want to first make sure that my glass is clean and free of any scents or chemicals from the dishwasher. It's always my intention to hand-wash my tasting glasses, but even then the
Plankton of the world, beware! The melibe sea slug sweeps its hood through the water to catch tiny drifters. Learn more!
"I like smelling a woman. They smell good. That makes me happy," explains Scott Eastwood, the new face of Davidoff Cool Water. In the commercial, the Hollywood scion — maybe you’ve heard of his dad, Clint? — leaps off a cliff in jeans and muscles. (Seriously, his abs have abs.) In town on a... More »
A report by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund says that one in three people in the world have no sanitation facilities.
Kampundu village, Masaiti district, Zambia, announces it is open-defecation free, October 28, 2011. Today UNICEF and WHO released a report on how the world has done on water and sanitation against the Millennium Development Goals. It's a mixed picture. Show More Summary
The air of the greenhouse stands at 79 degrees with humidity hovering around 83 percent. That's a pretty good environment for a typical plant.But this is no ordinary greenhouse: It's 20 feet under water, anchored to the floor of the sea just off the coast of Noli, Italy.Read full article >>
by Joy E. Stocke Over the past 50 years, humans have put an enormous amount of pressure on coral reef environments by altering their waters and tearing up their foundations. From dynamite fishing to global warming, we are rapidly sending the world's reefs into oblivion. Show More Summary
Packaged water will soon be the most consumed beverage in the world, and seeing how there is a huge opportunity in this segment in most emerging markets, beverage giants such as The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo will look to leverage their strong brand appeal and ecosystem to further penetrate this segment. Show More Summary
Today UNICEF and WHO released a report on how the world has done on water and sanitation against the Millennium Development Goals. It's a mixed picture. On water, there has been undeniable and remarkable progress. Even if it has not yet reached everyone, 91% of the world have adequate drinking water, and the numbers are growing rapidly. Show More Summary
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Janus Capital’s Bill Gross will do his part as a Californian to cut water usage. But Gross won’t let Governor Jerry Brown stop him from using his self-awarded "world’s greatest shower." Instead, he’ll give up almonds. The CaliforniaShow More Summary
Soil water and microbes' respiration contribute to fluctuations of carbon dioxide in the world's coldest desert, where climate change is expected to increase underground moisture and microorganisms, a study finds.