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I think we should be more concerned about running out of water than running out of oil.
Originally posted by AlexIR
I whould rather read a report from someone that is truly concerned about this matter, not The United Nations nor some reporters from newspapers that are only bent on creating chaos and fear.
Besides that, most of the water is taken from underground sources that are replenished with every rain, and most rain comes from the oceans, which have a lot of water as you can see just by looking on a map.
The device, which uses a piece of cotton treated with nanomaterial inks, kills bacteria with electrical fields but uses just 20 percent of the power required by pressure-driven filters. At least a billion people have access only to water contaminated by pathogens or pollution. "There is a huge need for an extremely robust, low-cost filter material that does not require a lot of power," says Mark Shannon, who directs a center of advanced materials for water purification at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Most places that need this the most do not have electricity at all, or at most a couple of hours a day," says Shannon, who is not involved with the research.
Originally posted by mountaingirl1111
Here's an article from last year, from TIme Magazine, about how scientists in an Abu Dhabi desert created rainstorms on 52 separate occasions with the use of giant ionizers:
I wonder what has happened since and if other countries could try this as well? However, like the article mentions, I wonder what the long term effects will be.
Originally posted by HawkeyeNation
If it's yellow let it settle...
If it's brown flush it down...
We use this motto in our house for saving water when flushing the toilet
Sounds funny but on average we probably save 21 gallons (3.5 gallons per flush) a day and on the weekend we'll just say it's closer to 30 gallons. 51 gallons per week equiv-elates to approx 2652 gallons of water saved in a year.
Whatever fries your bacon.