Commentary

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 […]

 

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 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 […]

 

From heated toilet seats to tap water: 8 everyday things that could be harming your fertility

On May 23, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Toxic load is the build-up of chemicals to our bodies from everyday exposure to just about everything from shampoo to pollution. We all have it. Our bodies to a great job of dealing with this, but sometimes they need help. This is why we created a list of hidden toxic items affecting fertility. Pesticides, laptops […]

 

Water Quality Advisory Continues for Kitimat

On May 22, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

At a nuclear waste storage location in Idaho, a newly repackaged barrel of radioactive material was found to have bursted. Later it was discovered that three other barrels, likely all packaged in the same day as the first, had also bursted. The cleanup efforts at the Idaho site had been ongoing for some time, and […]

 

Water Dept. replacing potable fill station

On May 22, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

A potable water fill station in the west Broadway area, that has been damaged for a month is being repaired in the upcoming weeks. While officials state this water is not meant to be used for drinking purposes, many persons in the area use potable water as an important resource. The system currently in place […]