Bank of America, Partner to Provide Clean Water and Opportunity in Southern India

Dateline City: CHARLOTTE, N.C. $ 1 Million Grant Will Enable Families in Need to Access “Microloans” Bank of America today announced a $ 1 million grant to, a global organization that provides innovative, community-led and market-based solutions that change lives through safe water and sanitation. The grant will empower 100,000 Read more [...]

“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” Trailer Has Arrived: Watch Here!

Starting to build the pre-release buzz, Paramount Pictures has just released a new teaser trailer for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” The much-anticipated flick features big name stars like Antonio Banderas, Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown and Rodger Bumpass, all under the direction of Paul Tibbitt. Per the synopsis, “SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate.” “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Read more [...]

Air Umbrella deflects water droplets

We live in a time where the term gadget doesn’t just apply to our tablets, phones or smart watches. Even ordinary everyday objects like the pen and the toothbrush have been turned into gadgets by making "smarter" versions of them. It’s interesting to see how every day objects have been changed by our every changing and improving technology. For example, I never thought that the simple umbrella ... Gadget - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]

I Survived the World’s Tallest Water Slide

It started, like most of my bad ideas, with a YouTube video. Posted last December by Schlitterbahn, a chain of water parks, the promo shows a soon-to-be-opened water slide from a terrifying POV—the front of the raft. Menacingly dramatic music plays in the background. The camera scans up the twisting staircase leading to the launch platform, and then viewers go over the edge and down an impossibly steep drop. This is Verruckt, the world’s tallest water slide, located in Kansas City. At Read more [...]

Four Lessons in Corporate Water Efficiency

I received quizzical looks from family and friends when I told them I was working on water-efficiency projects at Verizon this summer. They paused, racking their brains about where water  is used within the telecommunications industry. “Like in the bathrooms?” they’d ask. The reality is that domestic telecom companies rely on billions of gallons of water per year to cool, clean and maintain the buildings and equipment that support their extensive networks. And because customers expect Read more [...]

Drought — and neighbors — press Las Vegas to conserve water

Lake Mead, the reservoir that supplies 90% of Las Vegas' water, is ebbing as though a plug had been pulled from a bathtub drain.LAS VEGAS — Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city. Nation - Read more [...]

Water, wildlife surge back into once-parched Colorado River delta

A joint U.S.-Mexican project at the Morelos Dam, which sits on the international border, seeks to revitalize the environment with an imitation of a spring flood. LOS ALGODONES, Mexico — Osvel Hinojosa knew that an infusion of water would bring the Colorado River delta back to life. But in just a few days, a U.S.-Mexican experiment to revive the delta environment has exceeded his expectations. Nation - Read more [...]