Author: Heather Carr

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World’s Strongest Waterproof Glue

Anyone who has ever had to clean the underside of a boat knows that there are some sea creatures that are nearly impossible to remove. Now scientists have put that stick-to-itiveness to work by using mussels to create the world’s strongest waterproof glue. Mussels produce proteins in their feet that allow them to “glue” themselves […]

September 26th

West Virginia Water Woes – How You Can Help

The West Virginia water woes continue, with more chemicals being discovered in the already contaminated Elk River.  At least ten thousand gallons of MCHM leaked into the river upstream of Charleston’s drinking supply.  No one knows the safe limit for MCHM, since the EPA grandfathered the chemical in when the Clean Water Act was created. […]

February 3rd

West Virginia Water Woes

West Virginia has had its share of water woes.  The latest came last week from a leaky chemical storage facility when MCHM, a little-studied chemical, contaminated the drinking water supply of Charleston, West Virginia. Initially, residents were told not to drink the water, bathe in it, or wash their clothes or dishes with it.  People […]

January 20th

An Aquifer Under the Sea?

Australian researchers have found evidence of aquifers under the sea. 120,000 cubic miles of fresh and low-salinity water might be stored and available for human use. “The volume of this water resource is a hundred times greater than the amount we’ve extracted from the Earth’s sub-surface in the past century since 1900,” said lead author […]

December 9th