Water

Unplug Your Way to Clean Water

March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Unplug Your Way to Clean Water

As a society, we are finding it increasingly harder to unplug from technology and I’m as guilty of this as the next person. I often break out in a mild panic if I can’t find my phone in my purse. This is mostly due to the fact that I rely on the phone’s GPS to […]

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The Colorado River Named America’s Most Endangered

June 24, 2013 0 Comments
The Colorado River Named America’s Most Endangered

Q: Why was the Colorado River named the most endangered river of 2013? American Rivers, a leading non-profit dedicated to the conservation of rivers and riparian corridors across the U.S., recently unveiled its annual list of the nation’s most endangered rivers. The mighty Colorado earned the #1 spot, thanks mostly to outdated water management practices […]

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5 Easy Steps to Save Water

April 25, 2013 4 Comments
5 Easy Steps to Save Water

Although it may seem like we have an infinite supply of water, the truth is that drinkable water is a shrinking commodity. In fact, in the next fifty years, freshwater is set to decrease by over 30%, due to a combination of rapid population growth and alarming changes in weather patterns. But slowly, awareness is […]

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Is Chlorine in Drinking Water Safe?

March 25, 2013
Is Chlorine in Drinking Water Safe?

Q: I was wondering how toxic chlorine in drinking water is, because my well water was just chlorinated yesterday and today the smell is still strong. I have a 4-year-old daughter and I’m concerned. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), chlorine levels of four parts per million or below in drinking water—whether from […]

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4 Ways to Harvest Rainwater and Save Resources

March 20, 2013 1 Comment
4 Ways to Harvest Rainwater and Save Resources

The average home of 25’ X 40’ sheds over 600 gallons of water per hour during a typical rainfall. Can you imagine how much rainwater could have been harvested during the recent super-storms? Consider why you would want to harvest rainwater: Do you want to have an easy and accessible way to water your garden, […]

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Whiskey By-Product Could Deliver Clean Drinking Water to Millions

February 18, 2013 1 Comment
Whiskey By-Product Could Deliver Clean Drinking Water to Millions

Need another reason to drink whiskey? I don’t, really, but if I did now I have a good one – the by-product of the distillation process could provide clean drinking water to the millions around the world who go without it. Dr. Leigh Cassidy from Aberdeen University and Professor Graeme Paton developed the system called […]

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