Article courtesy of Laura Christianson | July 5th, 2016 | The Conversation | Shared as educational material. Under Midwest farms, there are things known as tile drainage networks that channel excess water to rivers, lakes, and other water sources. These drainage systems are essential to farming as they help keep lands from being too water-logged. […]
Article courtesy of Staff of Staff of Pollution Solutions | June 7th, 2016 | Pollution Solutions | Shared as educational material. Scientists at Uppsala University in Sweden have found a way to filter viruses out of drinking water in a simple and effective way. The team has managed to create a sheet of paper that […]
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, […]
Article courtesy of Staff of Ed Killer | April 7th, 2016 | TCPalm | Shared as educational material. Oysters now have a part time job. Oysters seem to be able to clean the water in estuaries that they live in. In fact, a mature oyster can filter fifty gallons of water a day. Volunteers have […]
By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 24, 2016 As the days get longer and the sun gets brighter, the word “summer” becomes more and more prevalent, and with the word “summer” comes to the word “beach.” The cool water, the soft sand, and the ocean air hold a certain allure […]
As coal continues to be a primary energy source in the United States, the question remains: how do we deal with all the toxic byproduct we get from burning it?
Industry, pollution and the growing population together increasingly constitute both the demand for and scarcity of clean water. While river-fed sources are becoming less accessible, groundwater is also sinking deeper or getting contaminated.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently released an online mapping tool—Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters—to provide the public, water system operators, state programs and federal agencies with information about the state of drinking water nationwide.
A county-wide initiative was launched Tuesday in Santa Monica, revealing the latest plan for on-site alternate water supplies. The event saw collaboration between being the City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, TreePeople, Heal the Bay, and Natural Resources Defense Council.