Tag Archive: conservation

Oct 30

Be Our Guest—and Save Water While Traveling

Someone else may be doing the laundry (awesome), but guests are responsible for a big portion of a hotel’s total water use. Listen up: Yes, hotels and motels use a lot of water, but guess what—it’s not all within their control. According to Tara O’Hare of the EPA’s WaterSense program, guests are responsible for about …

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Oct 08

When Sharing is Not Caring

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to spare say these 8 states: We’ve always been taught to share. But the eight Great Lakes states have a legal pact that limits the sharing of their most valuable resource: water. Molly Flanagan of the Alliance for the Great Lakes states, “Even though there’s a lot of water …

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Sep 20

Mudpuppy Love

Squeaky salamanders that sound like dogs? Yes, they’re a thing—and they could be living at the bottom of a lake or river near you. Listen up: Say hello to the mudpuppy! Actually a splotchy-brown salamander with red feathery gills, this creature is the one of few salamanders that can actually make noise—and its noise is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/creature-features/mudpuppy-love/

Jul 22

The Lawn Ranger Says, “Don’t Overwater, Kids!”

Heigh ho, lawns need less water than most people know! Listen up for some water-saving heroics: Your lawn may look like as dry and thirsty as the Old West—but it probably needs less water than you think. Turns out, most grass grows best with about one inch of water every seven to ten days, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/water-conservation-2/dont-overwater-lawns/

Jun 24

The Rain Barrel Barrels Back

The humble rain barrel is an easy-does-it way to save water and money. Listen up:  Most old technologies fade into obscurity, but the classic rain barrel is making a splashy comeback. Why? Because it’s an old-fashioned idea that still works. The barrel collects the water that usually pours down your gutters and often into storm drains. …

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