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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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.
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.
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.
A desalination plant in the West Bank will improve irrigation for farmers this year.
An industrial waste disposal facility dumped a chemical in the Tone River in Japan, causing formaldehyde levels to exceed acceptable limits. More than 300,000 households lost their water supply over the last weekend.
210,000 households in Japan lost their water supply over the weekend when formaldehyde was found in the Tone River.
A hand-held nano-filtration system called Lifesaver could offer an alternative to shipping bottled water to regions affected by disaster.
Drinking Water Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance and role water plays in our lives.