The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is investigating the effect of fracking drinking water.
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As our world’s population surpasses 7 billion, we are beginning to use fresh water faster than our rate of population growth.
We’ve talked here before about how hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” threatens clean drinking water, but fracking also requires quite a bit of water to execute. In drought-stricken Texas, local water districts are starting to restrict natural gas companies’ fracking operations because of the strain it puts on the water supply.
This infographic by WellHome explores the side of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” that the gas industry would rather we didn’t talk about.
This bottle water refill station might seem sort of silly, but when you’re out and about all day and trying to avoid bottled water, it can really make your day!
It’s good to know that Americans still have a sense of altruism, as a recent poll revealed. When asked which they would choose, 35 percent of those polled responded they would choose clean water for the world over one million dollars.
In a nice example of upcycling, chemists at Monmouth University have developed a method for removing arsenic from drinking water with discarded plastic bottles.
What do you think of when you take a drink of fresh, cool tap water? Chromium-6 probably doesn’t jump to your mind; however, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found this suspected carcinogen in 31 of the 35 cities’ tap water they tested. Senators Feinstein and Boxer have responded by introducing Senate Bill 79, the Protecting […]
There are a lot of ways to try to increase awareness of climate change and action to stop it, but I imagine not many are as noteworthy as this one. A man given the title “human polar bear” recently swam one kilometer across a lake on Mount Everest for this purpose.
About 72% of total water use in Turkey is for agriculture. This 72% is important when the country’s largest city, Istanbul, can be out of running water for days at a time in the summer. “We have to change our perception of water and water use practices considerably,” WWF-Turkey CEO Dr. Filiz Demirayak told the […]
As many as 15 people per minute die from a lack of clean water. Although 75% of the globe is covered in water, the amount of that water that is clean, fresh, drinkable water is very small and the challenge of providing the whole population of the world with such water has been an unachievable […]
Imagine taking a hunk of clay, some coffee grounds, and some cow dung, and turning it into an effective water filter, ensuring clean drinking water for people across the globe. That’s the idea behind Abundant Water, and they’re teaching Lao villagers to make and use these water filters for their health and economic well being. […]