Fri July 19, 2013

Obama Cabinet Members Highlight Wildfire Risks To Western Water Supply

U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Tom Vilsack sign a memorandum of understanding in front of Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins.
Grace Hood KUNC


Fri July 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Thirsty? 'Sweat Machine' Turns Perspiration Into Drinking Water

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 9:53 am

The Sweat Machine was unveiled as part of a UNICEF campaign promoting safe drinking water.

Thomas Edison famously said that genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration — words that could well apply to a new machine promoted by UNICEF that turns human sweat into drinking water.

The Sweat Machine extracts moisture from worn clothes by spinning and heating them, then filters the resulting liquid so that only pure water remains. It was built by Swedish engineer and TV personality Andreas Hammar, and uses a technology developed by Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology and the water purification company HVR.

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Wed July 17, 2013

Vilsack, Jewell To Highlight Wildfire Risks To Water Supply In Fort Collins

Smoke from the Galena Fire hovers over Horsetooth Reservior. Friday's announcement will be made at Horsetooth and highlight partnerships that can reduce the risk of wildfires to Colorado's water supply.
Grace Hood KUNC


Tue July 16, 2013
Oil and Gas

Recycled Fracking Fluid? CO Companies Look To Ease Water Worries

The before, during and after of the fracking fluid recycling process in Pennsylvania.
Scott Detrow State Impact Pennsylvania


Fri July 12, 2013
The Salt

Heavy Rains Send Iowa's Precious Soil Downriver

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:33 am

Soil erosion after five inches or more of rain fell in one hour across portions of Western Iowa in 2013.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation