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Water Tight

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EPA tightens regs on drinking water toxicity.

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced standards on a new set of toxic chemicals in drinking water, including perchlorate, a compound found in rocket fuel and fireworks that has already seeped into the drinking water supplies of 26 states.  The decision to control perchlorate and other chemicals in drinking water reverses a 2008 Bush administration ruling that deemed the......read more

Bobble Jug

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Combo filter/pitcher cleans contaminants as it pours $29.99

One of our favorite water bottles, the Bobble is a reusable bottle that filters water as you drink from it. Evolving from that concept, the Bobble makers have now launched the the Bobble Jug, which removes water contaminants as you pour. That means that unlike traditional filter pitchers, there's more room for water in the actual jug, plus you don't have to wait for the water......read more

The Water Tank Project

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Ed Ruscha, Thom Yorke and Jay-Z among artists enlisted to dress up New York's water tanks

Environmental nonprofit Word Above the Street is organizing a mass public art project to promote sustainability and raise awareness of water issues. In spring 2013, several hundred of New York City's ubiquitous water towers will be adorned with designs created by a bevy of big name artists, including Ed Ruscha, Thom Yorke and Jay-Z. The exhibition in the sky is appropriately called......read more

Urban Moonshine Organic Bitters

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Quit yer bellyachin' with a dash of flavor. $34.99

We all overindulge once in a while, so we can all relate the not-so-pleasant feeling of an overstuffed stomach. Urban Moonshine has the issue sorted. The Burlington, Vermont-based company's line of Organic Bitters, made using "only organically grown or ethically wildcrafted herbs," are just we've been waiting for. Add a few drops to some sparkling water for a delicious digestif, or use them to......read more

Wine Punts

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Classy glassware upcycled from empty wine bottles. $26.00

Combining good craftsmanship with a green ethos, Wine Punts convert landfill-bound wine bottles into unique and functional drinking glasses for the table. Wine Punts are handmade in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they've been recycling glassware since 2006.  Wine punts are available in Amber, Green, Aqua, Clear, and Olive, in a set of four 16 oz glasses....read more

Harvesting Air for Water

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German engineering goes green with a fog-collecting system that serves the water needs of an arid Peruvian village.

Biologists Kai Tiedemann and Anne Lummerich are finding ingenious ways to help people living in arid regions find and develop new sources of water. Bellavista, a small, hillside settlement near Lima, Peru that is unconnected to the municipal water supply is enveloped in fog through most of the winter. There, the pair designed a fog-catching system that captures and collects fog-water for use by......read more

Charity: Water Vid

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Great promo short for one of our favorite charities, featuring music by Beck.

What's the number one cause of disease in the world, causing more death than all forms of violence combined? If you guessed unsafe water, you're correct. Your reward is this sweet charity: water PSA. Check out the time lapse at 1:30, fantastic! ...read more

Swelling Glass Cleans Polluted Water

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Sponge-like glass picks and chooses pollutants from water.

This is the discovery that could put the College of Wooster on the map: glass that swells like a sponge. Put together like a nano-matrix, the new glass can unfold to hold up to eight times its weight. The glass binds with gasoline and other pollutants containing volatile organic compounds but it does not bind with water, so it acts like a “smart” sponge, capable of picking and choosing from......read more

The Ice Woman Cometh

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From melting ice caps to volcanic hot springs, Roni Horn's art is inspired by Iceland's shifting landscape.

New York artist Roni Horn makes sculptures, drawings, photographs, and books informed by her frequent excursions to Iceland. The island nation's volatile geology, the volcanoes and the hot springs, the ice and the sea, suffuse Horn's work, which deals with metaphors of climate change and shifting identity. In one piece, columns of glacier water harken the core samples drilled by climate......read more

SHFT Sampler 6-24-10

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Your weekly assemblage of links from around the web.

Visualizing the spill: From our friends at GOOD, an animated simulation of a 25,000-barrel oil spill — less than half the estimated daily amount gushing into the Gulf. Dropping the ball: A scathing account of the U.S. Interior Department's handling of the offshore oil industry. Oh phew, at least there's that: Oil-Splattered BP Promises Uninterrupted Flow of Art Funding. The type of......read more

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