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Thereitistakeit

There It Is—Take It! A Car Audio Tour about the Los Angeles Aqueduct System and Owen Valley

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California has one of the world’s largest, most productive, and most controversial water system.  It manages over 40,000,000 acre feet of water per year. serves over 30 million people and irrigates over 5,680,000 acres (2,300,000 ha) of farmland. To create this water system, there were many disagreements between the city of Los Angeles, farmers and ranchers in the Owens Valley of Eastern California, and environmentalists. By […]

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Casadelagua

Thirsty for Rainwater? Head to Casa del Agua in Mexico

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When is the last time that you drank rainwater? If you happen to be in Mexico City you might just get a chance to do so.  Clean water in Mexico can be hard to find, and 70% of drinking water is imported.  A new artisan water boutique called Casa del Agua was created in order to provide clean local water, […]

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Rainhouse

What would it be like with rain in your house? I Wish You Hadn’t Asked

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What would be like if rain was to fall inside of your house instead of outside? I Wish You Hadn’t Asked, an artwork created in Denmark explores this idea and is a house where over 300,000 liters of water enter the structure as part of the piece. The project  is the work of the group  The Glue Societyand was made […]

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Jeans Freezer

Saving Water? Cleaning my Pants in The Freezer

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A while ago  I wrote about Levis changing practices to save water.   One way they are doing this is to put tags in new Levis jeans that suggest that the owner wash them less and only use cold water. So – if you wash your jeans less how do you clean them? One way to get them clean is to […]

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Waterless

Clean Your Jeans in the Freezer? Levis is Making More Jeans with Less Water

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A typical pair of blue jeans consumes 919 gallons of water during its life cycle, which is enough water to fill 5 spa-size bathtubs.  This water includes the irrigation of the cotton, stitching the fabric, and washing them.  This past year, a new line of Levis jeans have been developed with future water shortages in mind. The Levis company is […]

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