An experiment had finally figured out what produces the annoying ‘plink plink’ sound of water from a dripping faucet or leaky roof. The study also suggested one simple way to finally stop the nuisance which pestered generations of people.
Feature | Science June 23, 2018
A Louisiana parish is dealing with a deadly brain-eating amoeba for the third time in three years. City officials found the parasite in its primary water supplier and residents have avoided water activities.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018
Scientists developed a new device that can harvest water from thin air using energy gleaned from the sun. The water harvester could be useful particularly to people living in areas where water is scarce.
Earth/Environment June 12, 2018
A team of scientists from Switzerland introduced the less-known forms of water: the ortho-water and para-water. The team became the first group to successfully differentiate the two H2O types from each other.
Feature | Science May 30, 2018
NASA has located the specific areas in the world with the biggest freshwater challenges. Of the 19 hotspots with the most changes, 14 of them can be attributed to human activity.
Earth/Environment May 16, 2018
The water crisis in Flint City, Michigan, that led to the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and the death of 12 people was caused by untreated corrosive water. Scientists link the low chlorine level in the water to the Legionella bacteria.
Public Health February 6, 2018
A legal complaint filed in Federal court alleges that Nestlé is committing fraud. Plaintiffs argue that Poland Spring bottled water does not meet FDA regulations.
Business Tech August 20, 2017
Diarrhea and other water-related diseases affect people living in regions where water is scarce. These illnesses can be potentially averted using a new device that can harvest water even with low humidity.
Feature | Science April 14, 2017
The public water of Onoway in Alberta, Canada, has suddenly turned fluorescent pink. The culprit: potassium permanganate, which is commonly incorporated in treatment processes to remove iron and manganese.
Public Health March 8, 2017
The lead content of Flint, Michigan’s water no longer exceeds the federal limit, government officials announced on Jan. 24. But the city is not out of the woods yet, as lead exposure and poisoning remain an immediate threat.
Public Health January 25, 2017
More than 200 million gallons of water contaminated by low-level radiation and pollutants has leaked into the main drinking aquifer in Florida, reports revealed. Residents are worried about the safety of the water.
Earth/Environment September 30, 2016
Dangerous amount of chromium 6, a carcinogen that can also cause liver and reproductive problems, is present in the tap water used by millions of Americans. What states have the highest levels?
Public Health September 23, 2016
Many public drinking water sources in the U.S. were found to have high levels of toxic chemicals known as PFASs. These are the places with particularly high concentration of these dangerous substances known to cause cancer, hormonal disruptions and obesity.
Public Health August 9, 2016
A report by the World Bank warns that water shortage across the globe could have dire economic consequences. The report suggests methods to counter the phenomenon.
Earth/Environment May 24, 2016
About 51,000 people in Texas have been exposed to water contaminated with a toxic substance called arsenic. The levels of arsenic are beyond the limits, yet the state still implies that the water is safe to use, an environmental group said.
Life March 15, 2016
The Flint water crisis has become a complicated issue with numbers and details zooming in from different sources. Here are the most important things to know to understand the situation better.
Life March 6, 2016
Blackout for Human Rights launcehd a benefit concert for Flint, Michigan in an effort to help ease the residents' worries over its lead-filled water supply. Find out why the #JusticeForFlint should be a national concern.
Society March 1, 2016
Some Hollywood celebrities have chosen to miss the Oscars in favor of helping alleviate more pressing problems in society. Ryan Coogler and Blackout for Human Rights members will launch a benefit event on Oscars’ night.
Society February 24, 2016
Rising populations and increasing agricultural practices are main drivers of worldwide water shortage. The World Wide Fund for Nature said two-thirds of the worldwide population could suffer from water shortages by 2025.
Life February 15, 2016
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to include pregnant women and those up to 21 years old in the medical coverage for Flint residents. The requested expansion will cover all incomes, too.
Life February 15, 2016
The water contamination in Flint may cause various health effects including lead poisoning among kids. What happens to kids exposed to lead poisoning?
Life January 15, 2016
The drought in California is taking a heavy toll on the state's forests, which stand to lose as many as 58 million trees if the shortage of water continues. To prevent wastage in your own home, here are a few simple tips on conserving water.
Earth/Environment January 1, 2016
The melting of snow deposits in areas in the northern hemisphere threatens the supply of water for more than two billion people. Scientists believe this is caused by the disruption of winter precipitation as a result of global warming.
Earth/Environment November 16, 2015
Climate scientists revealed that declining snowpack in the northern hemisphere could mean water shortage for 2 billion people who rely on snowmelt for water. Researchers say water managers should prepare for what’s to come.
Earth/Environment November 13, 2015
Snowpack in California's Sierra Nevada is at its lowest in 500 years. Experts said that much reduced snow could be the new normal, which could have crucial implications on the state's water supply.
Animals September 15, 2015
A double whammy of sparse rainfall and high temperatures leaves mountain snowpack at its lowest level in centuries. Melt from Sierra Nevada snow is vital to the state's water supply.
Animals September 14, 2015
The U.S. Geological Survey will be studying six states under drought conditions to help determine how water resources could be better managed in the future.
Earth/Environment September 12, 2015
Officials at the San Quentin State Prison in California turned off the water at the correctional facility following the hospitalization of one inmate and the sickening of others because of the Legionnaires' disease present in the drinking water.
Life August 29, 2015
Many of the world's groundwater aquifers are past a sustainable tipping point, researchers say. Global demand is pulling water out faster than it can be replaced, they warn.
Animals June 17, 2015
The California drought continues. How much water is left in the most populated state in the Union?
Earth/Environment March 16, 2015
Governments are finally acting against climate change, but not many are aware that effects such as water scarcity are starting to hit closer to home.
Earth/Environment February 4, 2015
In a new video to demonstrate a machine, Bill Gates drinks water that was made from human waste. The co-founder of the Gates Foundation shows off the machine called the OmniProcessor, which is manufactured by Janicki Bioenergy in a facility just north of Seattle, Washington.
Internet Culture January 6, 2015
New research from the Ohio State University suggests that water on ancient Earth came from inside the Earth itself, thanks to a combination of water within the Earth's mantle and plate tectonics.
Internet Culture December 19, 2014
Newborn babies and mothers are dying from childbirth in developing countries, due to lack of clean water and poor sanitation. How widespread is this problem?
Life December 14, 2014
NASA is expected to launch a mission in 2017 and another in 2018 to map, measure and analyze water found in craters of the moon. The space agency's Lunar Flashlight and Resource Prospector Mission will explore the possibility of human survival outside the Earth.
Internet Culture October 14, 2014
The Quagga mussel, an invasive species that threatens to devastate water supply and structures as well as endanger native wildlife has been found in the United Kingdom.
Earth/Environment October 14, 2014
Scientists turn to nature as inspiration for a device that can collect water from fog or dew. The method could be a sustainable way to bring potable water to the Earth's deserts and semi-arid regions, researchers say.
Earth/Environment September 19, 2014
Ongoing drought in the U.S. West is causing the entire region to spring upwards, scientists say. GPS stations show uplift throughout the western states.
Earth/Environment August 21, 2014
Residents of Fair Haven in Vermont were advised to boil water before use as the water supply was found positive for E.coli indicating that the water may have been contaminated with animal or human wastes.
Earth/Environment August 21, 2014
Testing of drinking water in Portland shows E. coli contamination. Residents urged to boil water before drinking or cooking with it.
Life May 25, 2014
Water filters have become high-tech lately, as materials like graphene are used to clean the essential fluid. However, MIT researchers have shown how to save millions of lives using the common sapwood.
Earth/Environment March 2, 2014
California's drought situation is worsening as State Water Project says it will not release water supplies from its reservoirs.
Earth/Environment February 3, 2014