A waterless toilet that produces its own energy? That’s just part of the genius design behind the nano membrane toilet, scheduled for testing this year.
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The OmniProcessor makes enough safe, clean drinking water from sewage for a community of 100,000 people. Watch Bill Gates drink some of it.
A new type of solar-powered, waterless toilet that creates biochar from human waste could be a game-changing sanitation solution, providing a self-contained safe and sanitary toilet facility and producing a valuable agricultural resource.
This post is sustainablog’s contribution to Important Media’s celebration of World Water Week. Like many of my peers, I was pretty excited when the Gates Foundation announced its “Reinventing the Toilet” initiative (which our sister site Ecopreneurist covered very thoroughly). As the Foundation’s video introduction (above) notes, the lack of sanitary means to handle human […]
Last week, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization released a report which described the current upswing of global food prices (see chart above). They characterized it as a “polite warning” of things to come in an era of climate change. This rise is reminiscent of the 2007/8 food-price spike. That phenomenon raised American food […]
[social_buttons] A polar bear is the perfect example of “Charismatic Megafauna” – the kind of animal whose image can easily be used to generate sympathy. I care about polar bears as much as anyone, but I’m a little concerned about how images of animals like this are being used to promote Climate Change awareness and […]