Sparkling Water IS Just as Hydrating as Still Water

With summer’s heat in full force, it’s very important to stay hydrated. But for those of you who love the bubbles and tasty flavors in your water, you might be wondering if sparkling water is as hydrating as still water.

Is Chennai's Water Shortage A Glimpse Into Our Future?

As our planet continues to increase its temperature, a lack of water will become a very real, and imminent, concern. This past week, Chennai, India has come to face this issue as the city has run out of its water supply.

Recent Shifts in Global Freshwater Highlight Climate Change Consequences

A recent study led by a NASA research team, published by the University of Maryland, reported that the freshwater distribution on Earth is getting progressively more divided. Water levels are rising in wet areas and droughts are increasing in dry areas.

Recounting the Flint, MI Water Crisis: Four Years Later

On April 25, 2014, a little more than four years ago, Flint, Michigan switched its water source from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the Flint River. While it was just a plan to reduce the city’s costs, it sparked the domino effect that would begin three months later and continue to impact residents even today.  

Earth Day: There is a Limited Amount of Freshwater Left on Our Planet

It’s that time of year again, Earth Day has just come and gone. For many, Earth Day serves as an annual reminder, a gentle nudge if you will, to remember to respect the environment. While most would quickly think of pollution or climate change, a more prevalent issue concerning drinking water quality should be brought to light this year.

The Strong Debate Over Water Fluoridation

The addition of fluoride to public water supplies, also known as water fluoridation, is something that has been widely debated since it has begun. Added to the water in order to aide in the prevention of tooth decay, fluoride protects teeth from demineralization that is caused by natural acids produced by the mouth. However, the debate arises when several negative effects are taken into consideration.  

Can You Really Drink Too Much Water?

Ask any health expert and they’ll tell you that you should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. But has anyone ever told you that you can drink too much water? Believe it or not, you can. 

Water: The Universal Solvent

Water is a molecule different from every other molecule out there. The liquid not only can exist in all three states of matter, but is also known as the “universal solvent” because of its amazing ability to dissolve more solutes than any other liquid due to its unique chemical composition.

How Important is Water for Your Body, Really?

You’ve heard that up to 60% of the adult human body is made up of water. Water is the only substance that possesses such unique properties that it is the most significant resource for the human body. But what exactly are its functions?

Nestle Aims to Triple Water Pumping in Michigan While Flint Residents Pay More for Water

Nestle, ranked as the largest producer of water bottles in the world, wants to pump more water in Michigan.  They extract billions worth of water from the Michigan water supply and they only pay Michigan $200 yearly.  Flint residents, on the other hand, paid for water tainted with lead.  The State of Michigan helped reduce their water bills by 65%, but according to the Detroit Free Press, this program ended in February.