The Colorado River has lost 2.3 trillion cubic ft of water since 2004

Colorado river, shortenage of water

Abandoned: Shrubs grow around a boat near Boulder Beach in an area that used to be completely submerged under water

In the latest study researchers report the Colorado River has lost  2.3 trillion cubic feet (65 cubic kilometers) of water since 2004.

Reservoirs have shrunk to less than half their capacities, the canyon walls around them ringed with white mineral deposits where water once lapped.

Much of it has been lost because of groundwater depletion from aquifers in the Basin. What are the causes? Read More

Boyan Slat raises two million dollar to clean up the ‘plastic soup’

Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation

Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation in 5 years.

Dutch TU/Delft student Boyan Slat has raised $ 2 million to clean up the ‘plastic soup’ in the sea. With this money he is going to build a prototype of a device that sweeps up the mess together.

The system Slat (20) devised consists of 100 kilometer-long floating arms in V-shaped catching the plastic which will be brought ashore recycling. His projectOcean Cleanup attracted considerable attention. And so did the crowdfunding, which he himself set up completely in Kickstarterstyle.

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Stumbled upon opportunities: Kefalonia Island (Greece)

Kefalonia Drainage is the challenge in Greece, also on this island. It appears that the diameter of drainage pipes was estimated too small by the time of the first installations. It is forbidden to flush toilet paper and that is annoying. Anyone with a good idea for this, starting upon the island of Kefalonia, will be a rich man.

Kefalonia
Drainage is the challenge in Greece, also on this island. It appears that the diameter of drainage pipes was estimated too small by the time of the first installations. It is forbidden to flush toilet paper and that is annoying. Anyone with a good idea for this, starting upon the island of Kefalonia, will be a rich man.

The 2014 holiday season’s top lays already behind us. Perhaps you’ve been in places where you too saw opportunities concerning water, energy and / or sustainability. Share it with the growing BetterWordSolutions community, of course under your own name: office@beterworldsolutions.eu

 

Nice people, excellent quality, low prices and lots of opportunities for entrepreneurs in Kefalonia Island (Greece)

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5 finalists from Europe and Asia compete in the Green Challenge Competition

Bluerise prototype energygrid fpr Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

Bluerise prototype energygrid for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

Five green start-ups from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France and Vietnam will compete in the finale of the Green Challenge, an annual worldwide competition for green start-ups. September 11th finalists Diego Acevedo, Devin Malone, Arthur Kay, Pierre-Yves Cousteau and Trang Tran will present their ideas in Amsterdam. Read More