America has a General Water Crisis and It Goes Well Beyond Flint, Michigan

Written by Geraldine Totesaut, Marketing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | May 5, 2017 As much as we might not like to readily admit it, the sad and hard truth is that a lot of Americans take the country’s supply of drinking water for granted. Many of us do so in terms of tap […]

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Washing Clothes May Release Hundreds of Thousands of Microfibers Into Wastewater

Microfibers and microplastics constitute a growing issue in water contamination, and washing clothes may contribute to the problem. By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | March 13, 2017 If there is one thing teenagers seem less than inclined to do, it’s doing the laundry. Akin to washing the dishes or other commonplace […]

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Contamination Detection Method Could Better Determine Sources of Pollution

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | December 18, 2016 Water contamination treatment and alleviating the detrimental effects of water contamination are two of the most pressing issues the United States currently faces. Mitigating the effect we have on water–-and the effects water has on us–-is essential to improvements in our communities. […]

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Uranium Contamination of Water in the United States

Abandoned uranium mines continue to contaminate water sources, posing health risks to Native American communities. By Suraj Rajendran, Research Project Leader for Save The Water™ | November 10, 2016 It’s common that in the times following one water crisis, others are overshadowed and often forgotten. One of these forgotten water issues is the contamination in […]

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New Detection Method for Human-Made Chemicals

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 21, 2016 Many Americans generally envision water pollutants as toxic sludge seeping from industrial wastelands, but that is simply not the entire truth. While industrial runoff contributes to the pollution of lake and river ecosystems, much of water pollution lies in aspects we wouldn’t […]

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Pesticides Continue to Threaten the Health of Many

Article Courtesy of Rachael Lallensack | October 17th, 2016 | Wisconsin State Farmer | Published as Educational Material Many areas around the U.S., including the rural town of Stoughton, are suffering from water contamination due to fertilizers and pesticides, the main one being Atrazine. In Wisconsin, it was found at twice the recommended health level, […]

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PFAs: Toxins for 6 Million People

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer at Save the Water™ | October 27th, 2016 A recent study has shown that over six million Americans are using drinking water supplies that contain perilous levels of industrial chemicals, most of which are carcinogenic and can cause a myriad of health problems. What are these high-risk chemicals? They are […]

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Phosphorus Pollution Still Plagues Lake Ecosystems

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer at Save the Water™ | October 20th, 2016 It is challenging to find a reality where phosphorus is not an integral part of our society. It is found in chemistry classrooms, the human body, and the Earth’s atmosphere, but it is most notably found as one of the three core […]

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Reducing Nitrate Contamination of Water with Wood Chips and Bacteria

By Mariah Davidson, Research Project Leader of Save the Water™ | September 13, 2016 Large amounts of water are used to produce crops in the United States. Farms are designed with drainage tiles to remove the excess water from the fields and keep crops from becoming waterlogged. However, when water is drained from the fields, […]

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Florida’s Algal Blooms

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | September 6, 2016 Florida has been experiencing a rather serious water crisis as of late, one that has the danger of causing widespread disaster for the region. Most people are describing it as a “guacamole-like sludge” that has come about due to faulty political and […]

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Nitrogen Removing Biofilters Could be Solution to Preventing Sewage Pollution

By Taylor Schaefer, Writing Project Leader of Save the Water™, August 16, 2016 Long Island, New York has a long history of using septic tanks and cesspool systems for waste removal. Unfortunately, these outdated systems have a high rate of failure and contribute to serious health and environmental issues. A recent study conducted by The […]

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Lake Michigan Turtles are Measuring Industrial Pollution

Article courtesy of William G. Gilroy | July 27, 2016 | Notre Dame News | Shared as educational material Researchers are beginning to use snapping and painted turtles to measure wetland pollution in the Great Lakes areas. The Great Lakes have suffered from unregulated industrial waste dumping, which has created many problems for the ecosystem. Because turtles […]

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