Posted on March 26, 2015 by Envirothink
The Nexus eWater Recycler captures most home wastewater and reuses it. Image courtesy of GranitArchitects
The average family of four uses 400 gallons of water daily, approximately 70 percent of which is used indoors. About 95 percent of that clean, drinkable water goes down the drain. Over a quarter of it flushes toilets. Approximately 70 percent of home wastewater comes from washing machines, toilets and sinks.
Now, imagine the savings if we captured and reused 70 percent of that water!
Filed under: Exciting New Technologies Revealed | Tagged: energy efficient home, grey water recycling, household wastewater, net zero, new technology, Nexus eWater Inc, recycled water, wastewater | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 19, 2015 by Envirothink
Google X’s prototype flying wind turbine. What impact will this have on birds?
Less than 15 percent of land around the world meets the criteria to support wind turbines, namely where winds routinely reach speeds of between 5-8 meters per second. Astro Teller, the head of Google X, announced a new and innovative solution.
Filed under: Renewable Energy | Tagged: Astro Teller, bird migration, Google, Google X, innovative solutions, Nature, Project Makani, South By Southwest, wind turbines | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 17, 2015 by Envirothink
Wildlife is adaptable. Studies continue to show that in our largest metropolises, foxes, raccoons and coyotes also thrive. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Consider the lone mountain lion that’s apparently trapped in-between urban sprawl in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park.
So it’s welcome news that the National Wildlife Federation is honoring the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife as part of its celebration of National Wildlife Week 2015.
Filed under: Wildlife | Tagged: climate change, Collin O’Mara, drought, Griffith Park, National Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Week, urban sprawl, wildlife, wildlife habitat | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 16, 2015 by Envirothink
Built in 1743, Horowitz’s historic farmhouse now features solar power and LED lighting.
Adding solar and other renewable energy sources are getting to be easier and cheaper to own than ever before. But how well do these go with historic landmarks and century-old homes?
If you’re in Massachusetts, the answer is pretty well indeed.
Filed under: Renewable Energy | Tagged: Colored Solar, CSA farms, energy efficient, geothermal system, historic buildings, LED lights, methane digester, National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, National Park Service, National Trust for Historic Preservation, NREL, photovoltaics, preservation societies, Shel Horowitz, solar, solar panels, sustainability, the National Trust for Historic Preservation | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 4, 2015 by Envirothink
Stephen Drucker’s new book reveals how the US government has mislead us on how harmful GMO’s are
A new book being launched today in London by American public interest attorney Steven Druker reveals how the U.S. government has consistently misrepresented facts about GMO’s and the scientific research about their safety.
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Posted on March 2, 2015 by Envirothink
Great Lake wolves have shown a recovery in numbers. Scientists, who consider the Great Lakes wolves’ territory to include nine states, have established populations of about 3,700 animals total in just three — Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Even so, a federal judge’s recent order restored legal protection to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region.
Filed under: Wildlife | Tagged: BLM, ecosystems, Endangered Species Act, federal protection for wolves, gray wolves, Great Lake wolves, Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Obama administration, predator killing derby, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, western Great Lakes region, wildlife, wolf populations | Leave a comment »