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 […]

 

This Graphic Shows What Really Matters in Preventing Cancer

On June 14, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

The World Cancer Research Fund has recently released an infographic that displays all of the possible risk factors associated with cancer diagnoses in one image. Although cancer is not always 100% preventable, there are many lifestyle habits that directly contribute to the prevention of certain cancers such as eating healthy, exercising, and sometimes even Vitamin […]

 

UK Inventor Launches Campaign to Get Eco-Friendly, Plastic-Free Bottle Into Stores

On June 7, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

UK consumers can now participate in the fight to protect the environment from the menace of plastic. A recyclable bottle that is plastic free has been invented by James Longcroft for just that. He states that the idea is to provide an alternative to plastic. The bottle is called Choose Water bottle and is made […]

 

Corporate giants team up to champion UK water stewardship

On May 31, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Water scarcity and stress problems across the UK have a new defender and watchdog in the shape of a coalition of non-governing entities with business interests in the UK. Approximately 60 businesses have declared their intent to create a sustainable environmental resource overseeing alliance, or catchment management. The declaration was signed on the 29th of […]

 

Saving flood water to get through the droughts

On May 29, 2018, in News, by Erik

In rural India, droughts are a common problem during some times of the year. High levels of salinity after several monsoons leaves the rural land of India waterlogged. Waterlogging occurs due to a layer of impermeable soil that prevents any water from penetrating the soil. Waterlogging in these rural lands leads to prolonged periods of […]

 

Would you break UK’s proposed water limits? Find out how many litres you use a week

On May 25, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

In Britain, people might have to start preparing for limits on their personal water usage the Environmental Agency (EA) has warned. A water crisis is being expected in the near future and the authorities want to get the populace prepared for it. A target has not been specified but a not-for-profit organization, Waterwise, is proposing […]

 

Journalists barred from EPA summit on harmful water contaminants

On May 24, 2018, in News, by Erik

The chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, seems to be courting controversy. He is engulfed in a scandal over his use of taxpayer money and closeness to lobbyists. He is being investigated for possible federal ethics violations including use of first-class plane tickets. It is also reported that the EPA and White […]

 

Journalists barred from EPA summit on harmful water contaminants

On May 24, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Journalists from around the country were banned from an EPA meeting per the EPA Head Pruitt. He has made other questionable choices regarding spending and curbing regulation. Additionally, data regarding the safety of non-stick coating per a study was hidden from the public. Along with this, Pruitt has made poor decisions but has made a […]

 

Renters have ‘gross’ water for months

On May 23, 2018, in News, by Erik

East London renters have been experiencing a very low quality water service for months. The pressure is low and the water is often brown. In some cases, landlords have been contacted repeatedly about these problems. Tenets have had to resort to using bottled water on place of their tap. Work has begun however on repairs […]