Immersion suits: saving lives from hypothermia | Photo: White Glacier

Every year, hypothermia kills more than 1500 people in the United States. There are many situations in which you can quickly lose your life due to extreme low temperatures, but a new immersion suit wants to help put an end to the tragedy.

White Glacier believes the cold water immersion suit has arrived to neutralize the dire threat of hypothermia. It is certainly not an option for cold water surfers, but these suits can make the difference in multiple scenarios.

"Arctic 25" offers hypothermia protection of up to 25 hours against freezing water, waves and high wind. It has vertical and horizontal floating capabilities, and it can be partially donned in 15 seconds. This suit will enable the freedom to eat or drink, attend to hygienic needs, or administer first aid once in the water.

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Water: use it efficiently | Photo: Nemo Equipment

Water is a very precious resource. We drink water, we cook with water, we bathe in water and we clean with water. Learn how to conserve water efficiently in the kitchen, bath, laundry, outdoor and at work.

While one billion people suffer from water scarcity, we keep the water turned on while brushing our teeth. If we change our daily habits, we will change the planet for better.

There are limits to water supplies, and human activities are degrading them. Can we improve our track record without sacrificing the quality of life? For sure? When it comes to saving water, details matter.

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California: water is a precious resource | Photo: William Warby/Creative Commons

The California Governor Jerry Brown has backed up standards for water appliances which will save more than 10 billion gallons of water in the first year.

The state's four-year drought has forced drastic decisions. Over time, the water savings is estimated to reach 105 billion gallons per year, i.e., savings of more than three times the annual amount of water used by the City of San Francisco.

"People should realize we are in a new era. The idea of your nice little green lawn getting watered every day, those days are past," underlined Governor Jerry Brown.

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