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The key to drilling wells with staying power in the developing world

What happens after a well is drilled, fitted with a hand pump, and a community celebrates having access to clean water for the first time? Half of them break down in a year. read more

The Year When August Bored Celebrities to Insanity

2 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

August bore on. It was slow and dragging, filled with tedium and dullness. Days stretched and bled into one another. It was the month when people across the world doused themselves with buckets of freezing water to feel something, anything. We—you, me, celebrities—have pushed through to the other side, but... More »

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Build Your Music Career While Keeping Your Day Job OK Go, Weird Al, and the YouTube Shortcut to the Top of the Charts Streaming Music Reduces Artist Revenue and Waters Down Creativity World's Best Paid DJs Free Twitter Analytics Most Buzzed About Fests Declaration Of A New Alternative: No Pop Related articles Streaming Now 21% Of All U.S. Show More Summary

The world in September

15 hours agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Well. Late in the evening, yesterday, the last day of August, there was enough rain to sail a boat here. The roof in the studio leaked, but today all is quenched. Water has gone deep. It was a dry season....

Five Cool Tech Ideas That Are Changing the World

From the responsibly-sourced Fairphone to tiles that convert footsteps into electricity and 'water ATMs', here are five promising sustainable innovations from an annual survey of the 100 most inspiring projects that use technology for social good.

Indians Apply A Humanitarian Desi Tweak To The Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has proven to be a great example of self-propelled marketing techniques. People all over the world are eagerly drenching themselves in ice-cold water to show their support to the ALS community. Multitudes have offered cash donation to the organization that works for raising ALS awareness. Show More Summary

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. Increased water-recycling and improved irrigation techniques are among many strategies identified in North America as key to successfully reducing global water scarcity.Show More Summary

PAX Prime 2014: Unpredictable water flows through RIFT: Nightmare Tide

When RIFT's Nightmare Tide releases on October 8th, Trion Worlds expects that it will make more than a few MMO gamers rediscover why this is not a game to be discounted. Not only will the full expansion be completely free, but it will allow the Ascended heroes to finally take the fight to the Plane of Water. Show More Summary

Water police on patrol in drought-scarred Los Angeles

Los Angeles isn't the world's wettest city at the best of times. The Water Conservation Response Unit is a five-strong team from LA's Department of Water and Power utility, who aim to "educate customers about the importance of practicing...Show More Summary

Vamizi Private Island’s ‘Big 5?

Vamizi Private Island is one of my favourite places to date, from the picnic spots to the conservation projects, the vast array of water activities and sunrise yoga. Being one of the Top 10 Dive Sites in the world, it will be of no surprise...Show More Summary

The Slums Of The Future, Ctd

by Dish Staff Mumbai slum dwellers everyday's water bucket challenge http://t.co/MPin2ZvPkd— (@rajennair) August 27, 2014 We know that the world’s slums are growing, but are the world’s major urban centers growing into slums? Joel Kotkin...Show More Summary

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents of Arizona and Nevada that they could face cuts in Colorado River water deliveries in 2016. read more

Support Abortion Access with Tacos, Beer, and a Donation

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the world by storm, and pro-choice champions are raising the profile of their issue with the Taco and/or Beer Challenge! It's a lot easier than dumping a bucket of ice water on your head. Just eat aShow More Summary

Why Villarreal Wonderkid Nahuel Leiva Is Coveted by Both Spain and Argentina

They must be putting something in the water in the Argentine city of Rosario. Not content with providing almost a third of the Albiceleste squad that came so close to World Cup glory, the metropolis located in Santa Fe province is already...Show More Summary

The World's Most Beautiful Shower Enclosures

Unless your bathroom is big enough to have a completely open shower, with water spraying gloriously all over the place, having some kind of enclosure is sort of a necessary evil. A lot of modern bathrooms solve this problem with frameless shower doors, which are so lovely and minimal that it's almost like they're not there at all. Show More Summary

Beer Company Serves Up Its Own Twist on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Czech brew brand Two Tales completes the feat by swimming through some of the world's coldest waters

Mama Bread Is IN the House!

Recipe is in my book. Um, add yeast/water combo after the first 2 cups of water cool. Sorta' forgot that detail. eclectic food-for-thought for a changing world

19 Central American Coffee Farms Now Generate Energy from Wastewater

Did you know that only 1 percent of freshwater in the world is available for human consumption? Or that 140 litres of water are required to produce a single cup of coffee? Over 70% of water used in Latin American coffee farms is returned into rivers without

The Best Time I Got Hearing Aids at Age 32

4 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Melissa Chandler This post originally appeared on April 18, 2012. When you’ve needed hearing aids all your life, and finally get them at the age of 32, mostly the world sounds like water. At first, you crane your neck looking for fountains, but really it’s only traffic. Show More Summary

It's Farmers vs. Fish In the California Water Wars

The water wars that will, in short order, come to consume our nation and the world are growing in intensity. In the earthquake-and-drought cocktail that is California, humans and fish are already locked in a pitched battle for survival. Read more...

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