The difference in lifestyles between the water rich and the water poor can be astounding. This infographic from Seametrics highlights several differences.
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The drinking water in Dimock, Pennsylvania has been found to be safe, according to the EPA. This latest finding indicates that fracking is not the source of the contaminants in the area’s well water.
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.
The world’s water situation is only going to get more challenging in the coming years. There will be more people a water supply that is increasingly polluted and often distributed with aging infrastructure. Clearly we will need to embrace new methods of water management- is it possible that those methods have been around for thousands […]
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 […]
Climate change and rising temperatures are widely believed to be causing the retreat of glaciers and lower river flows. According to researchers, that is what’s happening to the Andean glaciers. Evo Morales, President of Boliva, believes there should be an international court of environmental justice- and many Bolivians agree with him. In fact, Boliva’s UN […]
Water crises and water shortages are increasing around the world- at this point there are 1.2 billion people in 40 countries without reliable access to clean water. But what if there were a way to use the sun to turn oceans into drinking water? IBM and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the […]
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 […]
In recent years, Nestle has been hard fought by communities across the country over bottled water plants, as citizens are concerned that local aquifers will be depleted.Â From Washington to California, towns have been divided and long battles fought as the maker of Perrier, Poland Spring, S. Pellegrino, and Arrowhead bottled waters plans to expand.Â […]
A study from Baylor University, which was published in the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry journal, found that fish from rivers near Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Orlando, and Philadelphia all have high traces of both drugs and cosmetic chemicals.
Our friends over at EarthFirst.com turned us on to this YouTube video in honor of World Water Day 2009 on Sunday, March 22, and we wanted to share it with our audience as well. “If a community does not have clean water, it is impossible to improve public health in the long-term,” says Steve Commins, […]
Waterborne diseases are the second largest killer of children under five. Each day, 4,200 children die from water-related diseases, and 900 million people around the world are without access to safe drinking water1. UNICEF’s Tap Project is working to change that by raising money to support clean water programs with a simple $1 donation. That […]