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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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Solar-Powered Handheld Vessel Could Turn Hot Air Into Cool Drinking Water

By Brianna Acuesta Scientifically speaking, photovoltaic modules on the outside of the device would absorb the solar energy throughout the day, which would then used to cool the air and produce condensation while also pushing airflow through the canister with a fan. The water drops that are produced would be collected in a small region of…

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Flint Residents Now Have to Pay for Water They Still Can’t Drink

By Nika Knight State government ends program that helped residents of Flint, Michigan with their water bills after widespread lead poisoning was revealed The state of Michigan has declared that Flint’s drinking water “meets all federal water quality standards,” ending a program Wednesday that reimbursed residents for most of their water costs in the wake of…

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Former EPA Senior Scientist Confirms Fluoride Lowers Children’s IQ

By Alex Pietrowski Ostensibly, the purpose of adding the fluoride to public drinking water supplies is to improve dental health in the community, yet even the U.S. Government had to modify this claim by lowering the national fluoride levels in 2015, citing increases in dental fluorosis. In 2012, a major Harvard study found that public water fluoridation poses a…

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