Health & Wellness News

The Case For Green Buildings In Health Care:

Sustainability Matters | January 31, 2019: The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) have released a paper titled ‘The case for sustainable healthcare’, revealing the triple bottom line benefits of green-certified health facilities ...
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Desalination: Worth its Salt?

Foresternetwork | By: Laura Sanchez | January 16, 2019: A new study evaluates the impact of brine on the environment. Desalination plants provide fresh water to thirsty populations around the world. And in the face of global water scarcity, this ...
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Recycling Cooking Oil To Grow More Food:

Sustainability Matters | By: Flinders University | January 21, 2019: Circular Economy: A new type of slow-release fertiliser that results in better plant health and less wasted nutrients has been invented at Flinders University by Dr Justin Chalker and his ...
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Too Much Salt ~ Water Desalination Plants Harm Environment ~ U.N:

United Nations | Reuters | By: Alister Doyle | January 14, 2019: Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a U.N.-backed study said on Monday. Desalination ...
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Zero Mass Water’s Hydropanels Pull Water From Thin Air At #CES2019:

Clean Technica | By: Kyle Field | January 11, 2019: “Where does your water come from?” Friesen hit me with the question almost before I had time to sit down. I stuttered. Uh…well…heading into an interview where I thought I ...
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Drones, Automation, & Reforestation ~ How DroneSeed Is Keeping Forests Healthy Post-Wildfire:

Clean Technica | By: Erika Clugston | January 07, 2019: DroneSeed, Seattle-based startup, uses drones in post-fire environments to combat the spread of wildfires and keep affected areas healthy. Using automation, founder and CEO Grant Canary has figured out a ...
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch:

The Ocean Cleanup | By: Boyen Slat et al | December 19, 2018: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world and is located between Hawaii and California. Scientists of The Ocean Cleanup ...
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Sewage Treatment Plant That Looks Like A Botanical Garden:

Sustainability Matters | By: Hydroflux Epco Pty Ltd | GPE – May 22, 2018: Abstract: Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge Plants (IFAS) rely on the use of a media on which a biofilm is grown, which results in a compact ...
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Improving Wastewater Treatment Performance To Create New Business Opportunities:

Sustainability Matters | By: Michael Romer | May 21, 2018: Traditional wastewater treatment plants can suffer from a range of maintenance and operational issues arising from the corrosive and potentially septic nature of the materials being processed. However, there are ...
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The Fog Catchers Conjuring Water Out Of Moroccan Mist:

Reuters | By: Valeria Cardi | May 17, 2018: Growing up on Mount Boutmezguida in southwest Morocco on the edge of the Sahara desert, Khadija Ghouate never imagined that the fog enveloping the nearby peaks would change her life. For ...
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Nasa Reveals Dozens Of Areas In Danger Of Running Out Of Water:

The Financial Times | GPE – May 17, 2018: Human impact on supplies far greater than researchers anticipated. New satellite data on freshwater reserves from Nasa have revealed that dozens of regions across the globe are in danger of becoming ...
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The New Picture Of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (2018):

The Ocean Cleanup | By: Boyan Slat | GPE – May 17, 2018: 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic weighing 80,000 metric tons are currently afloat in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – and it is rapidly ...
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Day Zero:

Vimeo | By: Jamie Hancock | GPE – May 12, 2018: Cape Town is currently suffering from a water crisis due to a number of different factors. The residents are having to cut their daily water usage down to a ...
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Where Water Is Scarce, Communities Turn To Reusing Wastewater:

Yale Environment 360 | By Jacques Leslie | May 01, 2018: By 2023, Orange County, California’s wastewater treatment system will generate 130 million gallons of drinking water a day. With the era of dam building coming to an end in ...
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Finding & Destroying Mines By Drone ~ Mine Kafon Drone:

Mine Kafon | GPE – April 29, 2018: Introducing the Mine Kafon Drone, an airborne demining system developed to clear all land mines around the world in less than 10 years. The Mine Kafon Drone is up to 20 times ...
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EPA Investigates Chemical Contamination Of North Carolina River:

Circle Of Blue | By: Brett Walton | GPE – April 27, 2018: Nonstick chemical was found downstream of Chemours’ Fayetteville manufacturing facility. Originally published June 23, 2017: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will investigate whether the chemical company Chemours ...
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Stormwater Treatment With A Different Face:

Forester Daily News | By: Janice Kaspersen | GPE – April 26, 2018: Managing stormwater is usually a utilitarian function. Occasionally it can rise to an art. A number of facilities combine stormwater treatment with another role, such as providing ...
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Fatberg ‘Autopsy’ Reveals Growing Health Threat To Londoners:

The Guardian | By: Nadia Khomami | GPE – April 26, 2018: Potentially deadly bacteria thriving in huge clots of waste in sewers, Channel 4 study shows. Fatbergs, the congealed mass of fat and discarded items that are increasingly blocking ...
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SOURCE Hydropanel ~ Sunlight + Air = Water:

Zero Mass Water | By: Cody Friesen | GPE – April 22, 2018: At Zero Mass Water, we make exactly one product: SOURCE Hydropanels. That’s right, Hydropanels. Originally published January 04, 2018: This term is meant to capture that SOURCE ...
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Moss Capable Of Removing Arsenic From Drinking Water Discovered:

Science Daily | By: Stockholm University | GPE – April 19, 2018: Summary: A moss capable of removing arsenic from contaminated water has been discovered. And it happens quickly ~ in just one hour, the arsenic level is so low ...
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Report ~ Drought Expands; Oklahoma Sees Worst Conditions:

US News | By: Russell Contreras & Julian Hattem (AP) | GPE – April 17, 2018: Drought is tightening its grip across the Southwest as extreme conditions spread from Oklahoma to Utah, according to a new federal data released Thursday ...
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UK Scientists Use Graphene Filter To Make Dirty Water Drinkable:

Al Jazeera | By: Laurence Lee | April 15, 2018: Scientists in the city of Manchester have found a potential breakthrough to water filtration that could provide clean water to millions in the coming years. Water scarcity is one of ...
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SkyWater ~ Extracting Water From The Atmosphere:

SkyWater | GPE – April 11, 2018: Advanced Air-to-Water Technology® The most abundant source of fresh water is the Earth’s atmosphere. When atmospheric humidity condenses, it falls as rain. Skywater® replicates this natural process of condensation by simulating the dew ...
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EcoloBlue ~ Atmospheric Water Generation Technology:

EcoloBlue | GPE – April 11, 2018: The Atmospheric Water Generator is a humidity and temperature-driven appliance. This means the machine’s ability to generate water depends entirely on the level of humidity and atmospheric temperature. The air has a lot ...
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Water From Air:

Water From Air | GPE – April 11, 2018: Water is life. Water from Air™ lives and breathes with the philosophy that “Water is life”. Our South African team strives to be the best in providing a pure drinking water ...
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Bacteria Breathe Easy With New Wastewater Treatment Technology:

Sustainability Matters | April 09, 2018: Murdoch University researchers have developed an energy-efficient process that they believe will revolutionise wastewater treatment by chopping the required electricity consumption in half. With current wastewater treatment technology in Australia more than 100 years ...
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Water From The Air ~ The Perfect Solution?

Clean Technica | By: Jesper Berggreen | April 09, 2018: In a recent article about the occurring global freshwater depletion James Ayre made us aware of some depressing facts like: More than 4 billion people around the world already experience ...
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Living In Survival Mode Ends Today ~ Labodrie, Haiti:

New Story | GPE – April 03, 2018: Labodrie, Haiti is a small, tight-knit community where many families have lived all of their lives. Before ~ Survival Mode For 6 Years: Here families live in tents. These temporary shelters were ...
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Chlorine Reduction In Water Using UV:

Sustainability Matters | GPE – April 02, 2018: Chlorine still remains the most commonly used method of providing water disinfection and protection against waterborne pathogens. But there are a number of documented disadvantages to using chlorine. Originally published March 27, ...
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These Water Wheels Can Pump Water Over A Mile Without Electricity:

TechInsider | GPE – April 02, 2018: This is Barsha Pump, it’s a new water pump created by aQysta. “Barsha” means rain in Nepalese and the pumps are being made available across Nepal, Indonesia, Zambia and 9 other countries. The ...
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Dr. Gerald H. Pollack ~ The Fourth Phase of Water:

GrahamHancockDotCom | By: Luke Hancock & Echan Deravy | GPE – April 02, 2018: Pollack Laboratory ~ uncovering nature’s deeply held secrets. Dr. Gerald Pollack maintains an active laboratory at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the Founding ...
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3D-Printed Home Can Be Constructed For Under $4,000:

New Story | GPE – April 02, 2018: A home like this can be built in less than 24 hours at a cost of only $4,000. The secret? 3D printing. And they could help families living in poverty and unsafe ...
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These Developing Countries Are Getting Old Before They Get Rich, With Dire Consequences:

The Wall Street Journal | By: Luciana Magalhaes | April 01, 2018: Mix of more retirees, fewer workers to support each one, leaves budgets of countries such as Brazil with little money to invest in growth or basic services. Mariuza ...
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The Quiet Rescue Of America’s Forgotten Fruit:

Atlas Obscura | By: Anne Ewbank | March 27, 2018: One man is responsible for roughly half of the country’s stone fruit collection. The epicenter of America’s tech industry was once orchards as far as the eye can see. California’s ...
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What’s Up With Water – Speaking of Water – Who Trusts The Tap?

Circle Of Blue | By: Brett Walton | March 29, 2018: Study looks at U.S. tap and bottled water consumption. More and more people are asking a question once thought preposterous in the United States. That question: do I trust ...
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New Technology In China Turns Desert Into Land Rich With Crops:

CGTN America | By: Frances Kuo | GPE – March 29, 2018: Drawing a roadmap to combat the spread of deserts worldwide. It’s the mission of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in the Inner Mongolian city of Erdos ...
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Afghanistan Faces Severe Clean Water Shortage:

Al Jazeera | By: Tony Birtley | March 25, 2018: The Hindu Kush mountain range, which has long been Afghanistan’s main source of water, is under threat due to the rapid melting of glaciers. Afghanistan’s water crisis is one of ...
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Here’s Why New Mexico’s Oil Boom Is Raising A Lot Of Questions About Water:

The Los Angeles Times | By: Keith Schneider | Mar 25, 2018: Massive oil drilling rigs stretch across the horizon here like giant carnival rides — 85 in all, lighting the night sky across two counties that sit atop one ...
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Risks Grow For Deadliest U.S. Drinking Water Hazard:

Circle Of Blue | By: Brett Walton | GPE – March 27, 2018: Reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease are surging upwards. Originally published November 15, 2017: In the weeks after Labor Day, 15 people who live in or visited Anaheim, ...
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U.S. Concerns About Healthcare High ~ Energy, Unemployment Low:

Gallup | By: Jeffrey M. Jones | March 26, 2018: Fifty-five percent of Americans worry “a great deal” about the availability and affordability of healthcare, topping concerns about 14 other issues Gallup tested. Slim majorities also worry about crime and ...
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