Recent Water Quality Articles


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Clean Up Your Home's Water Supply

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 01, 2015

Drinking water is an absolute necessity of life, but how clean is the water you drink? Water straight from your faucet will quench your thirst, but it may come with a few unwanted "fringe...


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Fresh Facts About Water

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 19, 2014

This basic fact is well known: water is an essential component of human health. But why do we need it, how much is enough, and how can we ensure we’re getting the right amount?...


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7 FAQs about Whole House Water Filtration Systems

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 19, 2014

Do you know what’s in the water in your home? Depending on where you live, that clear liquid may well contain all kinds of nasties which are dangerous for humans to drink or even...


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Get Down With Rainwater Collection

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Apr 04, 2014

Right now, the wet stuff is pouring outside; it's raining so hard that it looks a lot like someone is sitting on a cloud and upending bathtubs over the side, watching the water cascade...


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10 Disturbing Water Scarcity Facts

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Mar 25, 2014

Friday, 21 March marked World Water Day, a consciousness-raising global event to make people aware of ongoing water scarcity, particularly in the Global South. While many of us in places...


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Citizen Science: How Radioactive is the Ocean?

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Feb 11, 2014

As the nuclear plant at Fukushima Daiichi has been plagued with problems, including the release of radiation into the Pacific Ocean, many scientists from around the world have grown...


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Cleaning Filthy Water With Bugs and Slime?

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Sep 16, 2013

You know how they say it takes one to know one? Researchers in Australia took this to a new level recently with the development of a water filter based on bugs and slime that cleans...


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BYO Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Aug 15, 2013

Plants need nitrogen to grow: it's a key part of the process they use to derive nutrition from the environment. Unfortunately, most require a source of nitrogen in the soil around them;...