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Weed Killer Atrazine in Your Water?

“If you want to understand all that is wrong with our government’s environmental safety priorities, you need only look at the sad story of the weed killer atrazine. Despite the [ … ]

Eat Your Water: Hydrating Fruit Combinations

The great thing about the idea of eating your water is that itโ€™s a no-brainer. Of course we should be eating more fruits and veggies, and of course that will influence multiple parts of our health and functioning.

The Dirty Truth About Bottled Water

Fresh, pure, premium, and safe are some of the words that come to mind when we think about bottled water. But the question remains: is bottled water really better than tap water? At first glance, it’s easy to assume so. But when we take a closer look, it turns out bottled water isnโ€™t really all that itโ€™s tapped out to beโ€ฆ

Why Natural Gas Drilling Threatens Our Clean Water Future

Natural gas gets a lot of press as being a clean energy solution, and in some ways that’s true. Natural gas vehicles, for example, emit far fewer emissions than traditional fossil fuel cars. The trouble with natural gas isn’t so much related to usage but to how we get that gas out of the ground in the first place.

New York City Loses Thirty Percent of its Water

The infrastructure that transports the water from reservoirs in the Catskills Mountains to the 8 billion NYC residents is in shambles and up to thirty percent of the treated water never reaches the residents.

Maybe Think Twice before Buying Strawberries from California

With strawberry season coming up, it’s worth it to bring up that California has controversially approved methyl iodide โ€“ a rather nasty pesticide โ€“ for use. California grows a very large percentage on fruits and vegetables for the US, and strawberries are maybe one of the most noteworthy. Here’s why.

Getting โ€œMore Crop Per Dropโ€ to Strengthen Global Food Security

The Green Revolution of the 1960s led to a near tripling of global grain production and a doubling of the worldโ€™s irrigated area. It also, however, demanded vast quantities of water. Previous agricultural investments have focused narrowly on increasing crop yields, while there has been relatively little research and investment in ways to make better use of scarce water resources. Affordable innovations that boost agricultural development and meet the increasing demand on already-scarce water resources while also mitigating the impacts of climate change, are more important than ever.