We Earthlings: Apples vs. Almonds — Water Use & Fiber Content

August 20, 2019 by  
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How did one California resident use 11.8 million gallons of water in one year?

October 13, 2015 by  
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California’s drought is no joke. The worst in 1,200 years , officials are calling for residents to conserve water usage and even unleashed millions of plastic balls into LA reservoirs to combat the problem. Yet, there is a new offender that has just been outed: an unnamed Bel Air resident has used 11.8 million gallons of water in one year, racking up a $90,000 bill. The closest runners-up to this outrageous number are 14 residents who have used up 6 million gallons. Who is the culprit for this obscene overuse and, more mysteriously, what is he or she doing with all that water? Read the rest of How did one California resident use 11.8 million gallons of water in one year?

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Woman pays $100,000 for a home, and then discovers it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

October 13, 2015 by  
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When Linda McQuillen bought her small house in Madison, Wisconsin back in 1989, she had no idea the building was designed by none other than Frank Lloyd Wright . Her home, for which she paid $100,000, is one of the 14 remaining affordable houses designed by the famous American architect. Read the rest of Woman pays $100,000 for a home, and then discovers it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

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World’s largest waste-to-energy system turns Washington D.C. poop into power

October 13, 2015 by  
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The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, or D.C. Water , last week unveiled its $470 million waste-to-energy system, becoming the first utility in North America to use what is called a Norwegian thermal hydrolysis system in an urban treatment plant. The project converts solid sludge, otherwise known as human poop, into clean, renewable energy . According to D.C. Water officials, the waste-to-energy system is the largest in the world. Read the rest of World’s largest waste-to-energy system turns Washington D.C. poop into power

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California issues first-ever mandatory water restrictions to combat disastrous drought

April 2, 2015 by  
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As record low snow packs threaten to increase the severity of California’s already-devastating drought , Governor Jerry Brown has issued the first mandatory water restrictions in the state’s history. Under the executive order, 400 local water supply agencies—who provide water to around 90 percent of all of California residents—will be required to cut water usage by 25 percent. Additionally, campuses, golf courses, cemeteries and other large landscapes will be required to make cuts, municipalities will no longer water ornamental grasses on medians, and 50 million square feet of lawns will be replaced with drought-tolerant landscaping . Read the rest of California issues first-ever mandatory water restrictions to combat disastrous drought Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture water reporting , california drought , executive order , governor jerry brown , Lake Tahoe , low reservoir , low snow pack , Sierra Nevadas , water restrictions , water shortages , water usage , wildfire threat

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