Water Pollution Awareness

Many people assume that the water run-off from roads goes into the drains and carried to the treatment plants to be cleaned.  However, this is a misconception that should not be taken lightly. In actuality, the water goes directly to our lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.

Does Banning Bottled Water Promote Weight Gain?

Obesity is on the rise worldwide.  People are always looking at a finger to point as to why we continue to gain weight.  What we should really be doing to looking at our personal lives to see what we consume.  One specific area to look into is the amount of water consumed in a day.  The more water consumed, the better.  In a world where we are always on the move, we look for a drink in an easy to grab form, such as bottled water.  But have we stopped to think about the environmental harm bottled water has on the Earth?

Sap Water in a Bottle?

Most people are familiar with syrup in a bottle, maybe even sap in a bottle.  But most have never heard of sap water in a bottle.

The sap water is actually a byproduct of Elodie Fleury’s backwoods sugar-shack operation in Montreal.  The family secret is loved so much that the family has decided to make a business out of it.

College Campuses Go Bottleless

Colleges and Universities in the United States and Canada have begun to take a stand against bottled water.  While each college has their own approach, the goal is the same; ban bottled water sales and use on campus.  Every movement has been met with both optimision and skepticism from students and administratives.  One of the largest hurdles to overcome has been the contracts schools have with large soft drink companies.  These soft drink companies give kickbacks to the schools from the sales generated on campus.    

Conserve Water- Follow These Easy Guidelines

We all know that we need to conserve water and not to be wasteful, especially with this valuable resource.  Water can get expensive and it is easily something we can save money on.

One of the first avenues to start with would be to look at the water bill and see how much money you are spending every month.  That will give you a starting point and to hopefully start seeing savings after a few tweaks to your daily habits.

Energy drinks linked to death!

The FDA is reporting looking into 13 deaths that have occurred over the last 4 years that have been linked to caffeine.  In these instances, the five hour energy drink may have been involved.

Monster is also being linked to about 5 deaths and the FDA is researching these as well.

Bottled Water Finally Being Put to Good Use

Have you heard of the newest technology in regards to grenades and explosives?

Picture a jug of water being blasted through a brick wall.  No matter how crazy this may sound, the British company, BCB International is doing just that.

Alleviate Pregnancy Pains by Drinking Water

There are many challenges a mother faces when pregnant, especially being comfortable.  Most articles, researchers, and books state not to take medications if you can help it, due to the unknown effects on the child.

Promoting Water Consumption in Schools

Schools in California are mandated by the federal government to provide students with access to free drinking water with their meals.  These must be in effect by the start of the 2011-2012 academic year.

Water is not only a great alternative to sugary drinks but also a great start to prevent obesity because it has zero calories.

Hurricane Sandy Affecting Drinking Water

Connecticut is encountering issues with their drinking water due to Hurricane Sandy.  The engulfing water forced the water treatment facility to close down.  The residents were informed not to flush their toilets during the super storm.