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.

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.

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.

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.  

What’s in Your Drinking Water?

Just because your water looks clean, doesn’t mean it’s actually safe to drink.  As the ever famous movie Erin Brockovich clearly depicts, there could be harmful chemicals lurking in your local water supply, and you would never know.  This movie is based on the true story of a local water supply contaminated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California.  Just one of the many People vs. Large Corporation cases that will continue to rise.

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.

Canning Drinking Water for Disaster Relief

At times of crisis some companies are getting creative with their resources on hand.  Recently, instead of canning their traditional brew, Anheuser-Busch used their Cartersville, Georgia brewery recently to can drinking water.  For the past 25 years, they switch one of their packaging lines over two to three times a year to can water for American Red Cross disaster relief. 

Bottled Water an Income Waster?

If you go to the convenience store and buy a bottle of water every day for $1.99, you are spending $726.35 yearly! In the United States, bottled water is quickly becoming the drink of choice.  On average, consumers are spending about $100 a person per year for bottled water.  

Clean Drinking Water When Traveling

As many people embark on vacations to foreign countries, there is always a concern on what the drinking water quality will be like at that destination.  While many destinations are fabulous for travel, the infrastructure is not available to provide for safe drinking water.