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. […]
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It’s within our reach to end water poverty. What would it take?
dloHaiti provides clean drinking water to Haitians at a lower cost than other water companies, and at a profit. The key to their success is solar-powered water filter kiosks.
More than one billion people in the world have no access to clean water. 3.5 million die each year from waterborne disease and most are under the age of five years old. The LifeStraw, an easy-to-use, personal water filter, has already given millions of people access to clean drinking. Vestergaard-Frandsen has improved their LifeStraw so that it’s now even more effective.
A new report by the Water Innovations Foundation highlights leaking pipes as a major problem with the nation’s water infrastructure.
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.
This week the EPA proposed national regulations to govern the safe management and disposal of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. In 2008, an impoundment full of waste coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority ruptured. The resulting 1.1 billion gallon spill caused major environmental damage to the surrounding land and water, displaced residents and […]
Drinking Water Week just ended- it was May 2 – 8, but you can still take part in the spirit of the week with their resources and activities, especially if you have children. Drinking Water Week is an annual awareness project of the American Water Works Association that encourages everyone to get to know their […]
In an effort, initally, to raise $30,000 for Blue Planet Run, a charity dedicated to providing clean water to those without it, 22 year old Katie Spotz just rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean. It took her 70 days, 5 hours and 22 minutes. Katie is no stranger to endurance challenges like this. She was […]
This week Proctor & Gamble Company announced that their P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (P&G CSDW) has distributed 2 billion liters of clean drinking water. P&G CSDW is a not-for-profit founded by P&G with the goal of improving life for children in need by providing clean drinking water in the developing world. It’s a […]