“UCLA researchers discover cost and time efficient method to recycle water”

“UCLA researchers designed a water vapor capture system that could purify industrial wastewater and agricultural runoff three times more efficiently than existing methods. The study, published in the April issue of Science Advance, was led by Yongho Sungtaek… Read More

“Rain Barrels Work With Long Beach Sustainability Efforts”

“For the next 75 days, Cindy Berglund will be traveling around Southern California in her motor home, lugging rain barrels with her. Last weekend, her company, Rain Barrels International, joined with the city’s Office of Sustainability to offer… Read More

“L.A.’s ambitious goal: Recycle all of the city’s sewage into drinkable water”

“Los Angeles has a new water project in mind that could cost $8 billion, take 16 years to complete and provide as much as one-third of the city’s supply. Local officials aren’t talking about building a new dam… Read More

“California’s ‘dry farmers’ grow crops without irrigation”

“Jim Leap fondly recalls the first Early Girl tomatoes he grew at UC Santa Cruz’s farm in 1990. Sweet and bursting with flavor, they were raised without a single drop of irrigated water. Nearly three decades later, he… Read More

“California’s droughts hurt fight against climate change. Study tells us why”

“Recent droughts across the West have belted drinking-water supplies, withered crops and fanned deadly wildfires. They’ve also squeezed hydroelectric facilities, with the less obvious side effect of hampering efforts to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. A new study out… Read More

“To Help Corals Fight Back, Scientists Are Breeding Populations Separated by Hundreds of Miles”

“Using frozen sperm to fertilize live eggs, the researchers were able to breed elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) from one geographic area with elkhorn from a different area, paving the way to potentially rescue not just that endangered species… Read More

“Artificial Clouds in Shipping Containers May Be the Solution to the World’s Water Crisis”

“A system that extracts large amounts of drinking water from the air by burning biomass to create artificial clouds won the $1.5 million XPrize Water Abundance Competition on Friday. The XPrize competition launched in October 2016 to address… Read More

“Russia’s Suez Canal? Ships start plying a less-icy Arctic, thanks to climate change”

“LONDON — Under partly sunny skies and relatively balmy temperatures in the low 50s, the Venta Maersk sailed through the Bering Strait this past week and steered hard to port, beginning a modern-day voyage of discovery that could… Read More

“Southeast Asia May Be Building Too Many Dams Too Fast”

“STUNG TRENG, CAMBODIAA July night had just fallen over the tiny fishing village of Sdao, on the Sekong River in northern Cambodia, when a man on a motorcycle appeared with an urgent message, delivered by loudspeaker: “Evacuate now,”… Read More

“This Seaside Community Is Getting Swallowed by the Ocean”

“SLOWLY BUT SURELY, North Carolina’s Outer Banks are being eaten up by the sea. The 200-mile stretch of islands that sits just off the coast is known for its idyllic beaches and thriving tourism, but scientists say those… Read More