“Drinkable Book™” Aims to Clean Water in Developing Countries

     In the United States, we take for granted access to safe drinking water.  Over 668 million people throughout the world are drinking water riddled with bacteria and disease.  Dr. Teri Dankovich of Carnegie Mellon University came up with a solution for this with surprising results.  She developed a solution to clean dirty water she calls a “Drinkable Book™” with “pAge filters™”.  

“Artisanal” Water Movement

Last week a Whole Foods store had an embarrassing debacle:  they were charging $5.99 for “asparagus water”, which was supposed to be infused with asparagus but instead was a bottle of water containing three stalks of asparagus.  When this was called out on social media, the store removed it from their shelves.  Some commenters remarked that surely someone had already bought this and also if it was supposed to be infused with asparagus.  If that was the case, it was supposed to be water that had asparagus soaking in it and was removed, which commenters pointed out was even more ridiculous.

Celebrate Water Quality Month this August

Are you aware that August is Water Quality Month?  August is the time of year when many people are enjoying recreational activities involving water.  But these bodies of water are threatened by increasing water pollution.  The Clean Water Act was passed in 1972 but most people are unaware of the little ways they can pollute their water.

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