Chronically insecure individuals sometimes develop hoarding tendencies as a way to gain a sense of control over their environment. Economic uncertainty and global instability have caused many people to seriously stockpile food and water.
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The massive sinkhole near Bayou Corne, Louisiana in Assumption Parish grew by leaps and bounds over the last two days. First a twenty-foot section of earth fell into the sinkhole, then another fifty feet disappeared. The sinkhole now measures 526 feet by 640 feet.
Saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico is flowing up the Mississippi River. The saltwater flow has reached water treatment plant intakes for Plaquemines Parish, causing the drinking water to have elevated salt levels.
The latest GE water filter removes 98% of five common pharmaceuticals from drinking water and ice.
The tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati is struggling with a high child mortality rate, due largely to a lack of access to fresh water.
India released the third draft of its National Water Policy after the first two attempts in January and May met with protests from the states. The latest draft is meant as an umbrella statement focusing on the need for “…a broad overarching national legal framework of general principles on water to lead the way for essential legislation on water governance in every state,” according to the water resources ministry.
The difference in lifestyles between the water rich and the water poor can be astounding. This infographic from Seametrics highlights several differences.
A new report by researchers at Duke University found that chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing can migrate thousands of feet through natural fractures.
A report from Tourism Concern shows a disproportionate use of water by tourists in the developing world. The difference between daily water use by locals and that by tourists can be as much as 3100 liters (about 820 gallons) per person.
In September 2010, Argentina passed a law banning mining on glaciers and the area around them on the 3100 mile border with Chile. Mining companies sued to overturn the law, but Argentina’s supreme court said the law remains in place.
If you are anything like me, then you are sick of paying loads of money for bottled water. Not only are you paying big bucks for it, the bottles themselves are not good for your or the environment. Plastic contains tons of toxins which can seep into your water, making it really unhealthy to drink. On top of that, plastic also takes up a lot of space in landfills and never goes away. Why damage yourself, the environment, and your pocketbook? Try one of these four alternatives to bottled water today:
Last week, New Delhi and other major cities faced water shortages when they were denied water by a neighboring state. New Delhi purchases water from nearby states, but Haryana cut off the water supply on Friday.