Experts Say Drinking Lot of Water Prevents Harmattan-Related Infections

Drinking a lot of water would help to prevent harmattan related infections. When hydrated, the body flushes toxins and was kept refreshed all day.

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5 Threats to Waterfalls We Can’t Ignore

More than 100 years ago today, a 63-year-old Michigan schoolteacher took the first ride ever down Niagara Falls in a barrel. Annie Edson Taylor may have survived, but the future will tell if the waterfalls available for such (now-illegal) escapades will. Here are a few threats to waterfalls we can’t ignore if we want to preserve these natural wonders.

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Ridding Oceans of Plastic Products

The words “plastic bag ban” have been thrown around a lot at recent Gold Beach City Council meetings, with a citizen proposing a citywide ban on the bags in local grocery stores. But a recent visitor to the community may have given citizens the best reason so far to consider the ban: the failing health of oceans.
John Bragg, a coastal training coordinator for the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, visited the Curry Public Library on Sept. 3 to talk about threats to the oceans and how humans can help reverse the damage. It was the first in a series of lectures called “Tales from the Black Hole.”

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AWWA And Water Community Highlight The Importance Of Conserving Water Supply During Drinking Water Week

In Denver, as Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are establishing the importance of conserving water resources.

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US-Mexico Water Pact brings Life Back to Colorado River’s Parched Delta

A single pulse flow of water reconnects the ‘American Nile’ with the Sea of Cortez for the first time in decades. A push to rejuvenate its parched delta region is hitting its stride after a landmark agreement struck between Mexico and the United States released a surge of water through its lower reaches in March last year, allowing it to reach its outflow for the first time since 1998.

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Oklahoma Water Survey to Hold Forums to Educate the Public on Water Reuse and Conservation

In the face of a continuing drought, the Oklahoma Water Survey is holding three educational outreach forums on how to better reuse and conserve water within the next few months, focused on different techniques for water reuse, water treatment options and different case studies.

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Infographic: 10 Things You Should Know About Water

How much drinkable water is there in the world? How much water does an American, a European, an African use everyday? How many people lack even basic access to clean water? Circle of Blue’s newest infographic aims to answer these questions and many more.

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Algae From Clogged Waterways Could Serve as Biofuels and Fertilizer

Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists will report today that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental scourges and turn them into useful products. The algae could serve as a feedstock for biofuels, and the feedstock leftovers could be recycled back into farm soil nutrients.

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The State We’re In: Protect New Jersey’s water on ‘World Water Day’

March 22 is World Water Day, a global reminder about water’s fundamental support of life.

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Groundwater Awareness Week Remindful of Annual Checks

Properly maintaining wells that tap into groundwater is critical for protecting personal health and the state’s water resources. As a result, National Groundwater Awareness Week was established more than two decades ago to bring attention to the important role groundwater plays in the health and well-being of people.

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Groundwater Facts

Groundwater is the water that fills cracks and other openings in beds of rocks and sand. Each drop of rain that soaks into the soils moves downward to the water table, which is the water level in the groundwater reservoir.

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Shock: Fracking Used to Inject Nuclear Waste Underground for Decades

Alleged fracking links to the contamination of the public water supply and critical aquifers, as well as ties to earthquake upticks near drilling locations that are otherwise not prone to seismic activity have created uproar in the years since the 2005 “Cheney loophole,” which allowed the industry to circumvent the Safe Drinking Water Act by exempting fracking fluids, thus fast tracking shale fracking as a source of cheap natural gas.

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