The New Rule: Mixing Zones to Mix-up or Mess Up Water Pollution Standards?

By April Day, Publishing Director for Save The Water™ | June 20, 2019 Alaska, among other states, wanted to change its state rules to allow certain industries to release polluted water into natural water bodies. This was back in 2006. The idea, pushed by industry, was to allow certain industries to release water that was more […]

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Pesticide Pollution: 5 Steps to Reduce Your Impact

By Erin Fee, Staff Writer and Researcher for Save The Water™ | June 10, 2019 A 2019 study of waterways in 10 European countries is a reminder of how pesticides pollute our water worldwide. Scientists from Greenpeace Research Laboratories tested waterways in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United […]

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Coal Ash Swept Under the Rug and Into Florida’s Osceola County

By Rachel Porter, Publishing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | May 31, 2019 More than a half a billion pounds of coal ash have hit the road. The hazardous material will travel from Puerto Rico to Florida over the next year. Its final destination? The JED landfill in Osceola County–and possibly Osceola County’s water […]

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What Phosphate Mining Spills Do to Drinking Water

By Stephen Venneman, Staff Writer for Save The Water™  May 21, 2019 Although phosphate mining’s industry leaks from massive, radioactive waste threaten to pollute the Floridian Aquifer, the aquifer is one of the most productive in the world. In fact, the Floridian Aquifer provides drinking water throughout Florida as well as parts of Alabama, Georgia, […]

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Hold the Salt: The Future of Desalination Technology

By Erin Fee, Staff Writer and Researcher for Save The Water™ | May 11, 2019 Desalination, the process that turns salt water into drinkable fresh water, is held back by the expense and inefficiency of its methods. But recent discoveries have brought scientists closer to unlocking its full potential. Where is the Water? Of the […]

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3 Surprising Ways Scientists Are Helping to Save Coral Reefs

By Rachel Porter, Publishing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | April 30, 2019 Close your eyes. And imagine a diverse ecosystem. Teeming with life, color, plants, and animals. Did you imagine a rainforest with flowers and monkeys? Or maybe a mountain range with bears and bugs? What about coral reefs? Coral reefs are among […]

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Water and Animal Waste: Dairy Farmers Face a Stinky Proposition

Dairy farms produce so much manure that farmers cannot always control where it goes. Where does it end up? That’s a question with several answers, and they all undeniably stink.

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Disability and Water Access: Breaking Down Barriers

By Erin Fee, Staff Writer and Researcher for Save the WaterTM | April 2, 2019 Save the WaterTM celebrated World Water Day 2019 in March by highlighting this year’s theme: “Leaving no one behind.”1 While clean water access is a global mission, many people face unique struggles due to their social and economic standing. Therefore, real solutions […]

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The Toxic Legacy of Uranium Mining on Navajo Land: The Disproportionate Struggle of Indigenous People and Water

  By Rachel Porter, Publishing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | March 18, 2019 The 1950s in the United States. A time of American baseball and Jackie Robinson. Of Elvis Presley and rock n’ roll. And of atomic energy and uranium mining. Seemingly overnight, the nuclear arms race of the Cold War sparked a […]

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Women in Water Decisions: Three Ways You Can Make Waves

Including women in water decisions results in more clean water for all. Access to enough clean water for personal and domestic use is a basic human right. You would think that caregivers, mainly women, who amplify the effects of water would get access to clean water. They don’t.

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