Ocean Acidification: The Worldwide Growing Concern

Written by Albert Su, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | February 20th, 2018   While it is well acknowledged that climate change is a result of carbon pollution, ocean acidification is another vast carbon problem that will prove to catastrophize the ocean ecosystem if it is not taken care of. Introduction to Ocean Acidification […]

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Uranium Contaminated Water in the United States: Ordinary Men, Women, and Children’s Kryptonite?

Written by Anna Bartels, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | February 6th, 2018 Uranium is a naturally occurring, radioactive element which is often found in nature and can be mined and processed into a metal.1 The processed metal has played a major role in military weapons programs and power generation, but today its legacy […]

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Remain Prevalent and Contentious

Written by Huang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | January 27th, 2018 The term “endocrine-disrupting chemical” (EDC) has been widely discussed in recent years, yet the exact definition of the term remains disputed. Also known as “endocrine-disrupting contaminants,” EDCs can be loosely defined as any substance that interferes with the endocrine system. The […]

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California Schools Face a Severe Water Contamination Dilemma

Written by Albert Garcia, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | January 14th, 2018 Drinking fountains are a permanent fixture of schools across the United States. Schoolchildren rush to the drinking fountains after recess. Teachers refill water bottles between classes. However, a major problem may also be gushing from drinking fountains across the nation: water […]

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No Quiet After the Storms: Pesticides May Present Problems as Endocrine Disruptors

Written by April Day, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | January 5th, 2018 After the Storms, Contaminated Runoff Can Still Threaten Human Health The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season wreaked chaos, pummeling the United States with Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria.1 Even after Hurricane Harvey devastated and killed people, it continued to threaten […]

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Carbon Nanotubes can Remediate Toxic Metals in Water

Written by Hoang Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | December 10th, 2017 Water contamination can occur in many forms; the most prominent water contaminants are toxic metals. Lead was the source of contamination in Flint, Michigan, and the primary component of lead-based paints that have plagued the US for decades, but various […]

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Approach to Reduce Pollutants in Drinking Water

Written by Bhanu Agarwal, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 15th, 2017 Times of the year when water bodies typically exhibit the most visible response to water quality problems is during spring through early fall. Algal blooms can be dramatic and are a result of excess nutrients from fertilizer, wastewater and stormwater runoff. […]

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Aging, Aging, Everywhere, But What Will We Drink?

Written by April Day, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | October 10th, 2017 Introduction: Leaks, Leaks & More Leaks Aging infrastructure plagues many of America’s water systems, Miami-Dade is no different. On June 20, 2017, “more than 700,000 gallons of raw sewage — poop and wastewater — spilled from a 63-inch pipe.”1 The no-swim […]

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Chromium and America’s General Water Crisis

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 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 water. We […]

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Groundwater Contamination due to MTBE

MTBE Contamination in Groundwater: Sources and Behavior By Leigh Horton, staff writer for Save The Water™ | June 12, 2017 Introduction This report synthesizes information about the effects of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) on groundwater and public drinking wells. It is based solely on a literature review of relevant materials from predominantly American organizations […]

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