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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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

UK to Create the World’s First Plastic-Free Parliament

On May 23, 2018, in News, by Erik

British Parliament wants to go green. It is eliminating single-use plastic from its premises starting summer, 2018. It will ban plastic bottles outright and add a 25p surcharge to all disposable coffee cups, hoping to eliminate by 2019 the hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles and disposable cups currently used. Parliament wants to encourage the […]

 

UPDATE: Danbury Water Main Restored But Precautions Still Encouraged

On May 22, 2018, in News, by Erik

In Danbury, a region of the city between Tamarack Avenue and Hayestown Road, was reported as fllooded. It was found that the situation was the result of a broken valve. City officials issued an alert, instructing residents to boil their water for the safety of themselves and their families. The problem, which occurred on a […]

 

Morrisons latest UK supermarket to pledge plastic waste cut

On May 22, 2018, in News, by Erik

With growing environmental conscience Morrisons opted to impart in the journey of eliminating plastic waste in the years next to come. Government support is already implemented, and other supermarkets like Teisco and Sainsburry’s leading the way in waste management have caused a positive impact in plans already underway regarding reduction of packaging and implementing recycling […]

 

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 […]

 

This eco-friendly water bottle is made from recycled paper and disintegrates in three weeks

On May 5, 2018, in News, by Erik

Choose water has created a water bottle that they are advertising as bio degradable and safe for the environment. While it took some time to make in the long run the water bottle could prove to be useful in lowering our carbon footprint on the earth . They donate all proceeds to the needy so […]