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Recent Water Quality Articles


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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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The Crisis in Clean Drinking Water

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 14, 2014

According to the World Health Organization, the shortage of sanitary drinking water is one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world today. Children are especially hard...


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Best Reusable Beverage Bottles

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

With approximately 38 billion single-use water bottles added to our landfills annually, it’s no wonder that many towns and universities are moving to ban their sale. Whatever...


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Get Down With Rainwater Collection

Posted by Katie Marks | 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 | 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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How Much Water do You Use?

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 11, 2014

The planet's covered in blue stuff, but the old saying still goes: "water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink." Globally, water needs are outstripping supply, even as potable...


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Citizen Science: How Radioactive is the Ocean?

Posted by Katie Marks | 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...