How to Filter Water Without Plastic – Green Matters

On March 19, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Filtering your water with a zero-waste end goal in mind is often tricky, and it gets even harder doing so without the use of plastic. The best solution for getting the job done to purify your water is activated charcoal. Placing either charcoal powder or an activated stick in your water will clear toxins away […]


The history of our water highway – The Shropshire Union Canal in Gnosall – In Your Area

On March 17, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

The Shropshire Union Canal (also known as the Shroppie by locals) is a major landmark in Gnosall that got its start in 1797, when a canal was built between Ellesmere Port and Chester. The last leg of the canal was finished in 1835. For a long time, most of the canal’s users were horse-drawn narrowboats […]


Thames Water admits Lea Bridge floods were ‘too much’ for it to handle – Hackney Citizen

On March 15, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Thames Water has admitted to unpreparedness in their response to a major water main break last October. The rupture took 16 hours to isolate, leading to severe flooding for residents of Paradise Park. The company’s head of North London water networks, Sean Walden, said two major errors occurred. First, Thames Water misidentified the water main […]


Yorkshire puddings dumped in sewer pipes of Ipswich, UK town causes soggy blockage – ABC News

On March 13, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

The maintenance workers at Anglian Water were recently called to quite the peculiar scenario: cleaning up a sewage blockage that was created by someone dumping pounds upon pounds of Yorkshire pudding down into the system. The pudding ended up creating a massive clog, and the workers are working steadily to find the culprit. They’ve revealed […]


A smoker writes his own obituary to stop others: ‘Quit – now – your life depends on it’ – New Zealand Herald

On March 11, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

One woman’s father was only 66-years old when he found himself suffering from a bad case of bronchitis. The doctors unfortunately had bad news upon his next appointment, letting him know that it was actually stage four lung cancer. The man ended up showing his daughter that he wrote his own obituary. In his obituary, […]


Hedgehogs to swimsuits: How a warm winter affects us all – BBC News

On March 9, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

While a warm spell in the UK is bringing people outdoors to enjoy the weather, it may spell an upcoming crisis for wildlife. Hibernating animals are coming out much earlier. Migrating birds are returning, and reports have been received of them nesting and breeding with the unusual warmth. However, if weather returns to normal, these […]


Changes you can make at home to reduce plastic and protect the envirnoment – In Your Area

On March 7, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Our environment is a very controversial topic as some older individuals refuse to believe it is an issue, and most younger individuals truly believe that it is. No matter your stance, this article can help you take real and impactful steps towards helping our planet in your very own home. From utilizing reusable bottles and […]


Technology companies in healthcare are driving positive change – TechTarget

On March 5, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Major technology companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft are becoming increasingly active in the field of healthcare, where unsolved tech requirements abound. Patients increasingly seek an experience more similar to their interactions with tech companies, while the healthcare industry seeks to improve its capabilities. Microsoft and Walgreens, for example, have teamed up to provide digital […]


Electrolyte Water: Benefits and Myths

On March 3, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Electrolyte enhanced waters are out there and used by many people, particularly athletes. These waters replenish the drinker when they need it the most but they go the extra mile to replenish the electrolytes the body has lost through sweat and their hard work. But, what are the benefits of this water? You’ve probably heard […]


7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water

On March 1, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

While there is little evidence to back up the notion that one may need up to 8 glasses of water per day, there are many benefits to staying hydrated. Staying hydrated helps physical performance. If someone isn’t properly hydrated, high intensity exercise may become difficult or impossible. Adequate water intake also helps the brain to […]