Content tagged "water"

Tips for Creating a Water Conserving Landscape - Existing Landscapes

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 11, 2014

Many homeowners with existing traditional landscapes can change their water consumption by following a few steps. These can be implemented all at once or...

Tips for Creating a Water Conserving Landscape

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 11, 2014

    Keep in mind the following tips for creating a water conserving landscape.WestColorado - Water Wise Tips for Colorado LandscapesWashington - Water-wise...

Cultural Expectations About Water Conserving Landscapes

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: November 11, 2014

Cultural expectations about what a landscape should look like can and do influence the adoption of water conservation measures. "It's always been done this...

Drought Impacts on Landscape Plant Survival

        Drought, or periods of water shortage, impact plants in a variety of ways. Drought affects how much water is available for plant use. If plants...

Reduce Potential for Future Flood Damage

Floods Updated: September 30, 2014

Before or after a flood there are many ways for an individual to reduce their potential for experiencing future flood damage (often called mitigation). These...

4 Places to Find Flood Forecast Maps

Floods Updated: September 24, 2014

There are a number of websites available to help you determine and monitor potential flooding in your area. The following websites allow users to monitor...

Water-Wise Stewards

The word stewardship invokes a sense of responsibility.  A water wise steward is someone who understands and adopts responsible water conservation...

Seven Principles of Water Conserving Landscapes: Xeriscapes

Water conserving landscapes may also be referred to as xeriscapes or water-wise landscapes. Seven principles of water conserving landscapes (xeriscapes) have...

Water Conservation in the Landscape

Drought cycles coupled with increasing urban population growth is putting pressure on water supplies in many areas throughout the US prompting calls for...

What Does a Water Conserving Landscape Look Like?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: February 11, 2014

Dry creekbed design. Photo source: gardengirly Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Bearded Iris are drought tolerant. Photo credit: Hope Abrams. Flickr CC BY-NC-ND...

Traditional Contemporary versus Water Conserving Landscapes

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: December 10, 2013

The main difference between a traditional contemporary and a water conserving landscape is the size of the lawn and types of plants used. Designs can be...

For Youth, For Life: All About Water

Science for Youth Updated: December 09, 2013

 All About Water What is Your Water IQ? Other ActivitiesOther Resources

How can I protect my property from future floods?

Here are a few ways you can protect your property from future floods:

Food Safety During an Emergency

Throughout an emergency it is important to keep food and water safe to reduce loss and the risk of contracting a foodborne illness. During an emergency the...

Environmental Footprints of Beef Produced At the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....As a major contributor in food production, beef production provides a major service to our economy that must be...

Other Challenges of Growing Apples

Apples Updated: September 02, 2013

Water for Youth

Science for Youth Updated: August 01, 2013

 All About Water Aqua Time Series, Learn by doing!Did you know?Other ActivitiesOther Resources 

‘Watering the Forest for the Trees’

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: June 19, 2013

A new analysis led by the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station encourages resource managers to consider a broadened view of forests as...

What is a hydrogen bond?

Science for Youth Updated: May 29, 2013

Water has several special properties. A hydrogen bond is unusual because it can exist in its three different forms at the same temperature. The reason for...

FAQ Index: Water

Science for Youth Updated: May 29, 2013

You and your friends may have a lot of questions about water.  We call them Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  Many of them can be found in the list below.

What makes water a universal solvent?

Science for Youth Updated: May 29, 2013

Another of water's special properties is its ability to dissolve many other substances. Because of this ability, water is called the universal solvent. Many...

Clostridium botulinum

Keith R. Schneider, Mickey E. Parish, and Renée M. Goodrich Botulism is caused by the nerve toxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, and can...

What is water evaporation?

Science for Youth Updated: May 28, 2013

What is evaporation?Evaporation is a process where liquid turns into a gas. When water gains heat energy it changes to a gas. An increase in temperature...

What is a water molecule?

Science for Youth Updated: May 28, 2013

The water molecule is very simple. A molecule is a piece of matter that contains two or more atoms. Atoms are the tiniest pieces of matter. The scientific...

Native American Agriculture - Regulations - Water Resources

Agricultural and Food Law Updated: May 01, 2013

This link takes the reader to the federal regulations concerning water resources that are potentially relevant to Native Americans and tribal lands.Water...

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