Surface water — like lakes, rivers, and reservoirs — is one major source of our drinking water. Groundwater is another. The surface water comes from precipitation, like rain and melting snow and ice. Surface water moves over land to collect in lower areas, so it can contain chemicals it absorbs along the way. Some cities, like Los Angeles and […]
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Back in 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created “WaterSense” as a label for high-efficiency plumbing products that not only use less water, but work as well as “conventional” fixtures like faucets, toilets, and shower heads. That means that shower heads labeled with “WaterSense” have been tested for both spray force and water coverage and […]
Hi, gang! It’s been a while since our last post, and since then this “4 liter challenge” thing has surged in popularity and then kinda died down. A few weeks ago, however, our good friend Jeff McIntire-Strasburg took on the challenge and documented his day in words and YouTube videos which he was kind enough […]
If you are drinking your water from the tap, most of the water is safe to consume. A few water pollutants, however, can pose a risk to your health even if they are under the government’s legal limit. These chemical additives are especially dangerous to people with cancer and AIDS, small children and pregnant women. […]
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. […]
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 […]
Have you given any thought to how employee dehydration might be affecting your workplace? If not, you definitely wouldn’t be alone.
Science Magazine sponsors live chats on important scientific topics and this week the topic is “Saving the Earth’s Water Supply”.
Holy water and healing springs have long had a reputation for curing all sorts of illnesses. A new study suggests that era may be over.
Some South African residents are fed up with contaminated water coming into their houses through their taps. They’ve decided to make the switch to beer.
The world is on a precipice of a global water crisis. Today, 1.1 billion people struggle to access safe water on a daily basis, and experts say by 2025, this number will increase to three billion. A small company in Massachusetts is using wind to solve the world’s water crisis.
With Missouri recently posting its drinking water quality reports online, where does that leave the rest of the U.S. states? Environmental Working Group (EWG) compiled a national drinking water database and has it online.