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Seven Easy Ways To Conserve Water

September 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments · simplicity, sustainability

Did you know that a seven dollar gadget can reduce both your home water use and your water heating bill by as much as 50%?   How many of us know how to make every drop of water that we use count, the way that most people in human history knew how to do because [...]


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Making The Ocean Drinkable, Part II

December 9th, 2008 · 3 Comments · energy, home & garden, lifestyle, nature, sustainability

Drought-tolerant gardens and xeroscapes are beautiful inside and out. That is the conclusion I’ve come to after studying desalination, which is the increasingly popular but very costly and energy-intensive process by which ocean water is made into fresh water. (See here for Part I on desalination.) Given that energy production drives global warming, we need [...]


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