Commentary

5 Reasons to Always Use A Shower Filter | Wellness Mama

On August 16, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Did you know that your shower not only poses a risk to you while actually showering, but also when it is idle due to emitting vapors in the air? These vapors can contain traces of chlorine and dangerous minerals and bacteria that pose a risk to our health. It is important to continuously clean your […]

 

Ten ‘stealth microplastics’ to avoid if you want to save the oceans

On August 13, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

We’re all aware of the common contaminants that can get into the ocean and potentially harm our aquatic wildlife, but what about the small plastic particles that we do not always see? For instance, sometimes shedding from outdoor clothing can cause pollution due to the synthetic fabrics. Cigarette butts can also cause a large amount […]

 

Water pollution: An introduction to causes, effects, solutions

On August 9, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Water accounts for 2/3 of Earth’s surface. With a growing population, Earth’s water resources are negatively affected by way of pollution. We can put the pollution blame square on the shoulders of humans. Water pollution occurs when substances build up in sources. Pollution has an effect on ground water and surface waters. We determine water […]

 

Water Pollution Facts, Causes, Effects & Solutions

On August 6, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

In the last century, our large sources of water, like lakes, rivers, and oceans, have been prone to pollution. Its negative implications range from hurting the ecosystem to harming our water and food supplies to environmental downfalls. Any hazardous substances that touches water can cause pollution. Rainfalls and large companies producing chemical and hazardous waste […]

 

Causes and consequences of water pollution | Sustainability for all

On August 2, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

The dramatic impact that we have on our natural water sources as humans is often underrated and goes somewhat unrecognized. We are the primary perpetrators in polluting various water sources through our use of pesticides on surrounding vegetation. This leads to some very drastic consequences, such as the extinction of wildlife, especially in aquatic environments. […]

 

13 Shocking Environmental Effects of Water Pollution (KILLING TIME)

On July 30, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

We are often educated on how pollution in our drinking water can impact us humans during consumption, but what about how it impacts wildlife and the nature surrounding us? For instance, the high levels of lead and mercury that are often present within contaminated water supplies can often effect the animals and vegetation that consume […]

 

Effects of Water Pollution That Will Make You Want to Cry

On July 26, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

We often take great necessities like clean water for granted, but over 780 million individuals across the globe do not have access to clean drinking water. Not only does run-off water from glaziers and groundwater cause erosion within the environment’s external surface, but it also has detrimental effects on the body. If drinking water contains […]

 

How UK farmers are responding to water quality challenges

On July 23, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

The UK water problem is not going away. Pesticides, nitrates and other agricultural problems have been affecting Britain’s, lakes, rivers and ground-level water-supply for some time now. The country’s water industry has taken a new approach to the problem, embarking on a catchment approach, involving a partnership effort with farmers via an array of schemes, […]

 

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 […]