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. 

Stella Artois and Water.org Help Provide Clean Water in Developing Countries

     Over half a billion people in the world do not have access to clean water.  Water.org is a non-profit working to help with water sanitization issues in developing countries.  They have partnered with beer manufacturer Stella Artois to provide access to clean water in these countries with their “Buy A Lady A Drink” Campaign.  

Benefits and Uses of Filtered Water

There is some uncertainty when it comes to consuming filtered water.  You may ask, why do I need or want filtered water?  Isn’t my tap fine?  Or the bottled water I am drinking?  If you are unsure, here are some benefits and uses of filtered water to help you decide if you need a filtration system.