Browsing the "Water" Tag

How to Save Water this (and Every) Summer [Infographic]

July 15th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Seeing your water bill go up lately? No doubt, watering the lawn and landscaping is driving that uptick. While the best long-term option involves a drought-resistant landscape, that may not be in the budget right now. So, are you just doomed to paying more for water during the Summer? Not necessarily


World Population Day: Let’s Celebrate?

July 11th, 2013 | by Guest Author

On World Population Day, Population Connection president John Seager offers ideas on how we can turn this event from a day meant to raise concern to one for celebration


How to Make Homemade Fruit and Herb Infused Water

June 10th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

Cool off this summer with a batch of all-natural, homemade fruit and herb infused water. There’s no need for pricey equipment or shopping lists; only your favorite produce, water and a container


Ten Ways to Conserve Water and Paper

May 20th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Water and forests are among the most precious natural resources on the planet. Unfortunately, they are consumed at an increasingly fast pace. Learning to reduce our consumption is crucial to the preservation of these vital resources. Here are a few simple tips to help you save on water and paper daily


Baby Busts and Ponzi Demography: The Costs of Population Growth

March 21st, 2013 | by Guest Author

Worried about the "baby bust" under discussion in some media outlets? John Seager of Population Connection argues that there's no shortage of people in the developed world (nor will there be), and that the "Ponzi demography" represented by such thinking is unsustainable


Nothing to Drink for Me – Just Water [Infographic]

November 26th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Ever notice how we ask for "just water" at a restaurant? Like the source of all life is somehow inferior to soda or a glass of wine (both of which are mostly water)? A new infographic from a British plumbing company gives you just about every fact you need to know about water... including the ways we're wasting it


Dust Bowl Revisited?

November 19th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

Is a new Dust Bowl forming in the US Plains states and Southwest? State officials say "never again," but agricultural practices in those areas could be creating the right conditions for another 30s-style loss of soil fertility


Full Planet, Empty Plates: Quick Facts

November 7th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

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. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Here are a few of the many facts from Full Planet, Empty Plates


Family Planning Can Help Keep Our Lakes Blue

October 19th, 2012 | by Guest Author

A human population of 11 billion might turn Wisconsin’s gorgeous lakes green. Not green as in environmentally sound, but green as in covered in slimy, stinky, toxic blue-green algae



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