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“Super Sponge” Removes Mercury From Water In Seconds

By Brianna Acuesta It takes just a few minutes to absorb the mercury from an entire lake. Scientists from the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences just invented a device that many are calling a “super sponge” that can absorb mercury from polluted water in a matter of seconds. With the many water…

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Drought Friendly Landscaping Options

There’s never been a greater need for water conservation efforts. If you live in a state that’s suffering from severe drought conditions (we’re looking at you California), it’s important to implement water-saving features in your home. Altering your landscaping can significantly conserve water and maintain a gorgeous aesthetic—without water waste or a hefty water bill….

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Americans Drank More Water Than Soda For First Time in Recent History

By Heather Callaghan, Editor When you are constantly barraged with news of the “obesity epidemic” it’s easy to think Americans are guzzling themselves to death with sugar and aspartame-laden drinks. But it looks like an eye-opening critical mass has taken place. For the first time in modern memory Americans chose bottled water over soda pop…

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This Man Drank A Gallon Of Water Every Day For A Month: Here’s What Happened

By Brianna Acuesta “Normally, I need a cup of coffee ASAP to get my motor a’ runnin’, but I’ve been waking up refreshed, and with more energy than normal.” -Day 10 When Wil Fulton, a journalist at Thrilist, embarked on the Water Gallon Challenge he didn’t expect the results he got. Some of the things…

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Dozens of Advocacy Groups Challenge EPA on Factory Farm Pollution

Rural Communities Demand Clean Water, Not Environmental Rollbacks WASHINGTON – While the Trump administration orders the EPA do less to protect Americans from dirty air and water, and Congress threatens to dismantle the agency altogether, Food & Water Watch and 34 advocacy organizations are demanding that the agency do more to protect communities from factory…

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Why “More Than a Million Traders” Are Boycotting Coca-Cola and Pepsi in India

By Carey Wedler Trade organizations in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are boycotting Coca-Cola and Pepsi amid concerns the two companies are using excessive amounts of water to produce their products. The Guardian reports that “[m]ore than a million traders in India” are now boycotting the drinks. “These foreign companies are using up scarce…

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