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New state program aims to highlight Utahns' good, bad water conservation practices

SALT LAKE COUNTY – State leaders are getting creative when it comes to water conservation. The Utah Division of Water Resources has rolled out a new program called, “Hall of Fame or Shame.” 331 more words


Nevada legislature takes serious look at tearing down Lake Powell's Glen Canyon Dam

CARSON CITY, Nev. — For boaters and tourist businesses in southeastern Utah, draining Lake Powell would be a disaster. But for environmentalists and those who rely on water from Lake Mead, it might be a dream. 240 more words


Fascinating Fact for a Friday

Did you know…?

For every 5 minutes that you take in a shower, you use 10 gallons of hot water. Not only that, but water takes a lot of electricity to heat, and your hot-water heater can use up to  15 more words

Straight to the facts...

Greenpeace say the fashion industry has a massive effect on the planet in all steps of the production cycle; from growing cotton, producing fabrics and making the clothes. 54 more words

Septic tank

So one of the joys of living in the countryside is that whilst we are connected to mains water we are not connected to mains sewage. 352 more words

Life In The Countryside

Information on hosepipe bans

The website http://www.hosepipeban.org.uk/ is a useful source of information on the use of hosepipes and whether there is a ban in your area.

There is also plenty of back history over recent years about hosepipe bans and a number of articles which make interesting reading. 25 more words

General Information

Root traits are related to plant water-use among rangeland Mediterranean species

Florian Fort, Florence Volaire, Lydie Guilioni, Karim Barkaoui, Marie-Laure Navas, Catherine Roumet

In the context of a global increase in the frequency and intensity of droughts under climate change, root traits need to be explored to better understand their influence on water-use strategies of plants and communities. 283 more words

Plant Physiological Ecology