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Tap Water vs. Bottled Water 1° (1 reply)

As Giles Coren of the London Times so eloquently stated “Drinkers of bottled water are the new smokers.” Coren was a food critic in London and has been a strong supporter for tap water by reducing his restaurant ratings if he didn’t get offered tap water before bottled water. “Mineral ...

Started by Patt G. in December 2012, about Water

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Environmental Projections for the Anthropocene Epoch [Infographic] 2° (2 replies)

This infographic shows the effect of population and consumption on the environment. http://earthandeconomy.com/infographics/anthropocene-epoch.html Amidst a sea of statistical probabilities, one thing is for certain, there certainly will be no shortage of environmental projections for what our post-industrial revolution world should expect by 2100—increasing C02; increasing population; food and water shortages; ...

Started by Greg K. in July 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Population, Water, Weather

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Water water everywhere....? 0° (no replies)

Water covers approximately 70% of the Earth’s surface, of which only 2.5% is freshwater, and of this small percentage, only 0.3% freshwater is available in lakes and rivers. The future of the world’s water supply is uncertain due to rising population, increasing urbanization and the pressures of climate change. Consequently, ...

Started by Benjamin W. in March 2012, about Climate Change, Water

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MINUS ONE - REDUCE THE FONT SIZE BY 1 BEFORE PRINTING. SAVE PAPER. HELP THE FORESTS. 4° (4 replies)

The world bodies, like UN, WWF, Greenpeace are trying their best to save forests. But it isn’t just world bodies alone that can achieve the goal. It needs contribution from individuals like us. Everyone wants to save forests. But often they lack the resource, direction and time. So here is ...

Started by Shiva K. in January 2012, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Logging, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

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Lime: Water Purification? 2° (2 replies)

Last summer, I went on a trip to Haiti that changed my life in many ways: one of them was giving me a passion for providing water to the developing world. Last month, I went on a cruise to Bermuda (my parents made me, I swear!), which didn't change my ...

Started by Sora E. in November 2011, about Water

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Where Did the Water Go? 9° (4 replies)

Water covers 71% of the surface of the Earth. It is found on, under, and over the surface of the planet, and its volume is about 1 360 000 000 km³ or 3.59×1020 US gallons. Of the total volume of earth’s water, 1 320 000 000 km³ or 97.2% is ...

Started by Simos S. in October 2011, about Water

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Bottled water companies effect on groundwater/aquifers 5° (5 replies)

Increasingly, more and more wells that have previously not run dry are doing so at the moment. In NH there are various bottled water companies taking huges amounts of water from what used to flow into wells. Am I wrong to worry about this?

Started by Joanne K. in August 2010, about Water

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CHRYSENE FOUND IN FLORIDA WATERS 2° (2 replies)

CHRYSENE FOUND IN FLORIDA WATERS DETECTED BY OPFLEX POM POMS & SWEEPS Braintree, Massachussets-based Geo Labs has confirmed the presence of Chrysene in the waters in and around Perdido Key, Florida. This substance was detected and absorbed by OPFLEX POM POMS and SWEEPS (OPFLEX is listed on the EPA's National ...

Started by J. Roberts in March 2011, about Coal & Oil, Environmental Disasters, Water

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organic COFFEE 1° (1 reply)

Everytime you enjoy a cup of Kokos Coffee expect to be inspired. The process from tree to cup is amazing. The passion that goes into our coffee is unmatched. Our dedication to perfecting each sip will make you realize that all things are possible if you believe. <a href="http://www.kokoscoffee.com">Buy Coffee ...

Started by Koko M. in March 2011, about Water

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SAVE 100 Million gallons of water in 2011 just by voting!! 1° (1 reply)

Help us save 100 million gallons of water in 200 schools across 8 drought States (Texas, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California and Hawaii). Just go to www.refresheverything.com/lifeneedswater and click on "Vote for this Idea". No need to register because you can choose to login via your Facebook account. ...

Started by Lee S. in November 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Education, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

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