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How To Stop Annoying ‘Plink Plink’ Sound Of Dripping Tap Based On Science

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

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Parish Water System For The Third Time

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

Solar-Powered Water Harvester Creates Drinkable Water Out Of Thin Air

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

Drinking Water Actually Comes In Two Forms: Ortho-Water And Para-Water

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 Scientists Reveal 14 Locations With The Most Dramatic Global Water Supply Changes Caused By Humans

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

Untreated Water In Flint Linked to Outbreak of Severe Pneumonia Legionnaires' Disease

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

Lawsuit Claims Nestle's Poland Spring Bottled Water Is Common Groundwater

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

Solar-Powered Device That Sucks Moisture From Air Can Save Millions From Water-Related Diseases

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

What Caused A Canadian Town’s Tap Water To Turn Bright Pink?

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

Flint Water Falls Below Federal Lead Limits, But Remains Unsafe To Drink

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

Florida Water Polluted: Giant Sinkhole Leaks Dirty Water Into State Aquifer

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

Cancer-Causing Chromium 6 Featured In 'Erin Brockovich' Movie In Tap Water Of More Than 200 Million Americans

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

US Drinking Water Sources Contaminated By Firefighting Chemicals That Cause Cancer, Hormonal Disruptions

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 World With Little Water Supply Has Dire Economic Consequences: World Bank

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

51,000 In Texas Depend On Drinking Water Systems Contaminated With Arsenic: Report

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

Flint Water Crisis By The Numbers: The Most Important Things To Know To Understand The Situation

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

Black Celebrities With Something Real To Protest: Why #JusticeForFlint Lead Poisoning Should Be A National Concern

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

These Hollywood Celebs Will Pass On The Oscars – Attending Event For Flint Water Crisis Instead

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

4 Billion People Face Water Shortage: Rising Populations, Agriculture Drive Water Demand

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

Gov. Snyder Seeks Expanded Medicaid Coverage In Flint Water Crisis

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

Flint Kids May See Effects Of Lead In Five Years: What Happens To Lead-Poisoned Children?

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

California Drought Threatens 800 Million Trees: Here Are Some Tips To Help Conserve Water

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

Climate Change May Lead To Water Crisis: What's The Current Picture?

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

Decline In Winter Snowpack Could Mean Water Shortage For 2 Billion People

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

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Lowest In Five Centuries: How This Could Affect California

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

California Drought Making The State The Driest It's Been In 500 Years

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

Feds Conducting Study On Drought in Six States

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

California Inmate Catches Legionnaire's Disease: Management Takes Steps To Prevent Prison Outbreak

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

World Is Running Short Of Water, Many Groundwater Resources 'Overstressed,' Study Warns

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

How Much Water Does Califoria Have Left?

The California drought continues. How much water is left in the most populated state in the Union?

Earth/Environment March 16, 2015

World Still Not Aware Of Water Scarcity Problems, Says IPCC Head

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

Watch Bill Gates Drink Water That Was Once Poop

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 Study Suggests That Ancient Earth Made its Own Water

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

Poor Sanitation and Hygiene Killing Pregnant Women and Newborns in Developing Nations: WHO

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 plans two new missions to mine ice water on the moon

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

Alien quagga mussels threaten to devastate British waterways

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

Can 'beak' mimicry help end droughts? Scientists pull water from fog using shorebird technique

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

Western US rising (literally) to meet drought challenge: GPS confirms

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

Vermont town issues boil water notice as supply tests positive for E. coli

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

E. coli scare in Oregon prompts Portland officials to issue 'boil water' order

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

Can sapwood filter E.coli in water? MIT scientists say yes

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 cuts off water supplies to millions of people as drought gets from bad to worse

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

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