Browsing the "Water" Tag

The DIY Drip Irrigation System: Cheap & Effective

January 9th, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

If you’ve ever come home from work in the summer and found your lovely garden wilted, this DIY drip irrigation system might be just the thing for you. Best of all, it costs less than $10. There are a lot of drip irrigation systems on the market today&hellip


India’s Dangerous ‘Food Bubble’

December 4th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a growing share of the water that irrigates three-fifths of India's grain harvest is coming from wells that are starting to go dry. This sets the stage for a major disruption in food supplies for India's growing population


Sustainability in Israel: The Present and the Future

November 10th, 2013 | by Scott Cooney

Israel, a country perhaps best known for its religious heritage and rich history, has quietly been taking steps toward a sustainable future. The country is not large, with an expected population of just 11 million residents by 2030 (from 8 million nowadays), but it faces some extreme challenges in terms of sustainability.


10 Things to Know About Food on World Food Day

October 16th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

Today is World Food Day. It offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the fight to end hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security


When Water Kills [Infographic]

October 3rd, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Water's the source of all life, and yet it also kills tens of millions of people each year. More specifically, water contamination leads to disease and death, especially of children, throughout the developing world. Yet the technology for cleaning water is generally affordable and available; people affected by water contamination just have to learn about the practices and tools they need to protect their communities



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