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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by Trisha Miller Saltwater purification lies among many effective methods of home pool purification. In current years eco-consciousness has come into the forefront of many homeowners needs. If you have considered altering your current pool detoxification routine please spend some time to educate yourself about a few facts in regards to saltwater pools versus one […]
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 award-winning LifeStraw® personal water filter is now available to consumers in the U.S. and Canada for the first time. The portable filter—used since 2005 amid harsh conditions in developing countries—removes bacteria and parasites from water, and is ideal for outdoor activities, overseas travel, and emergency preparedness.
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 […]
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks with Wayne Ferreira of EcoloBlue about water extracting from air. Wayne started his career as a professional tennis player at the young age of 18. While on the pro tennis circuit, the he had more on his mind than tennis which serendipitously lead to his next career. He became […]
While many people stock expensive filtration equipment to filter their drinking water of impurities, it might come as a surprise to find that a lot of this can actually be done via the sun and its natural evaporation process.
It resembles a pet or a small garden pest more than anything else, but the “Pure” system, created by industrial designer Emilian Dan Cartis, is actually a solar-powered water purifier. The system requires almost no upkeep–just put it outside and watch as the device gathers rainwater (or sea water) and turns into potable water suitable […]
An environmental and civil engineer has developed an inexpensive arsenic filtration system that uses aquatic plants, namely cattails, to remove poisonous arsenic from drinking water, which could improve the health of millions in countries around the world whose local water supplies are naturally contaminated with the toxic substance. An estimated 57 million people are drinking […]
The Utah Test & Training Range (UTTR) on Hill Air Force Base (AFB) is a Superfund site, meaning abandoned hazardous waste exists requiring federal authority to clean it up.Â According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are ten areas containing hazardous waste materials at Hill AFB.Â “In addition, Hill AFB deposited heavy metals and […]
Have you been hit with heavy water bills recently? It might be worth looking into a gray water system. Triple Pundit points us to the AQUS gray water system, which saves up to seven gallons of water per person each day by capturing water from the sink and transferring it to the flusher.
For this year’s Aspen Design Challenge — which had the theme Designing Water’s Future — Umea Institute of Design student Ceren Bagatar proposed the following concept: a Rescue Bottle.