10 best places in the UK to cool down

On July 19, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

The summer months are here, and many people are looking for a way to cool down in this brutal heat. If you’re looking for a place to chill out in the UK, check out Below Zero, where the surrounding perimeter is usually -5 Celsius. This is due to the bar’s primary function being an ice […]


UK aid to help provide Gazans with access to clean water and sanitation

On July 16, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

A British allocation £2 million to UNICEF will help provide fresh potable water to 2 million Gazans. The Gaza Strip currrently suffers a major water shortage that makes it harder for people there to cook, bathe and carry out other activities. The UNICEF grant will include a wide variety of improvements to local and household […]


Kennebec Water District Says Waterville’s Brown Water Is Safe To Use

On July 12, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Although many Waterville residents were shocked and upset to turn on their taps and receive rusty brown water out of their faucets, the Kennebec Water District has insisted that this is not a safety problem, and merely the result of an underwater line breakage. The broken line under the Messalonskee Stream has now been shut […]


Andy Murray joins Scottish Water’s Your Water Your Life campaign

On July 9, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Scottish Water is trying to make tap water trendy with a promotion that aims to significantly reduce the use of plastic bottles by Scottish citizenry, while simultaneously making it a popular, ‘cool,’ move to drink tap water from refillable bottles. Now, tennis star, Andy Murray, is on board, conspicuously drinking water from a Scottish Water […]


Nine things you need to know before trying to drink more water INSIDER

On July 5, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Since the majority of our bodies are made of water, it is important to make sure one is taking in enough. Not only does it cleanse the body, but it is vital to its proper operation. One of the first mistakes people make is adding things to alter the flavor. Commercial sweeteners and flavors are […]


Better Health, Better Living: Are People’s Home Healthy?

On July 2, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Issues that revolve around health are very much on trend lately. But, while it may be au current to natter about detoxing with lemon-juice and toning with Pilates, there is a very basic component to everyday life that while not especially sexy is nonetheless hugely important to all our health. That component is where Americans […]


Chlorinated chicken, polluted water and corporate procurement: 5 ways the UK power grab might affect Scotland

On June 28, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

One of the fallout effects of Britain’s Brexit bomb has been the need for the UK, however unprepared and reluctant, to take the reins of certain areas that are now defaulting back to the island’s control. With the European Union entirely out of the picture, the gulf between Scottish and English government preferences could cause […]



On June 25, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

The Quicksilver X Repreve program recycles the polyester from over 100 million plastic bottles every year and uses the reclaimed plastic to produce QuickSilver X board shorts. Reclaiming polyester from old bottles takes less than half the energy and only a fifth as much water as manufacturing polyester from scratch, which means that the Quicksilver […]


Tackling the African water crisis with mobile technology

On June 21, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

A lack of clean, drinkable water is a massive world problem affecting approximately one in nine individuals, particularly in poor and developing countries, such as can be found in parts of Africa. A lack of usable water is linked to many serious illnesses. Even when technology—in the form of donated solar pumps—for example, lends a […]


Warning for holidaymakers as plastic pollution in the Mediterranean reaches new heights

On June 18, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

On June 8, which is World Oceans Day, it was noted that nearly 200 million tourists in the Mediterranean region have caused a 40 percent increase in marine trash, 95 percent of which is plastic, and much of it comes from British tourists visting Turkey, Spain, Egypt and France. It is estimated that by 2050 […]