Renters ‘fed up’ with brown water bursting out of taps for five months in east London flats

On May 18, 2018, in News, by Erik

The fact that clean water is sometimes taken for granted, given this case, several people in a district in London experience brown tap water and are getting fed up with their owners not solving the problem. The leadership has tested the water and said that there’s an appropriate amount, which is not good news for […]

 

Parliament to ban plastic water bottles from the summer and introduce ‘latte levy’ on coffee cups

On May 17, 2018, in News, by Erik

The issue is that a lot of people don’t recycle very well. They throw it in the bin because it is more convenient, especially when out in public. For best results, you do both strategies: reduce plastic usage and make it easier to recycle plastics which are used. England should also copy Wales’ recycling strategy. […]

 

Scientists heat water to Earth’s core temperature – in less than a billionth of a second

On May 17, 2018, in News, by Erik

Scientist are able to heat water to the temperature of the earths core within seconds and in doing so the water is no longer the water we know if but becomes a plasma substance that is less dense that the plasma found on the sun or on Jupiter using an xray beam will result in […]

 

Flint’s water is now safe to drink – but the crisis has corroded residents’ trust in government

On May 17, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

All the bad decision-making that led to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis ought to be a thing of the past for law-makers, a painful reminder that constituent rights and concerns must always be front and center in policy-making, and that trust, once earned, must be re-earned daily, so as not to tarnish. It would seem […]

 

Why it’s important to maintain good hygiene in children

On May 9, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

A shocking statistic that many people are not aware of is that fact that diarrhoea is responsible for nearly 760,000 deaths in children under the age of five, every single year. What does this mean? This means it is a second-ranked contender for child deaths under the age of five. In third-world countries, there is […]

 

Water Dept. replacing potable fill station

On May 8, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

The twenty year old water potable fill station at 800 block of West Broadway is being replaced. The potable fill station has had a multitude of issues such as it’s flow meter and card reader. The water is not for drinking. It will take between six to eight weeks to replace to potable fill station. […]

 

These 5 healthy habits could add 10 or more years to your life

On May 8, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Health researchers have listed five healthy habits that can add multiple years to one’s life. The researchers used decades and tens of thousands of men and women of data to compile this list. The first is not to smoke. The second is to maintain a healthy weight. Being over weight reduces ones chance of living […]

 

Counting calories? Tips and tricks for ‘healthy’ summer drinking

On May 7, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

It can sometimes be difficult for people watching their calories to choose a suitable alcoholic drink option. Because of its toxic nature, alcohol can slow down metabolism and inhibit absorption of nutrients, but it can still be enjoyed as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Drinking in moderation is one way to drink wisely, watching […]

 

Graphene: the wonder material that could solve the world’s water crisis

On May 7, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Unclean water is a crisis impacting 1 in 9 people around the world. Spreading serious diseases such as typhoid and cholera, contaminated water kills as many as 500,000 people annually, however, researchers at the University of Manchester hope they have found a solution to this serious health epidemic. Graphene is a material that has a […]

 

Healthy, smoke-free lifestyle tied to at least an extra decade of life

On May 6, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

According to a recent UK study, those who choose to live a smoke-free lifestyle can look forward to adding an extra 10 years to their life. In addition to a longer lifespan, the study also suggests that individuals who choose not to smoke lower their risk of chronic heart disease and cases of cancer are […]