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wildfire

The prolonged drought, sweltering heat, and dry conditions set the stage for another destructive fire season in California. Due to climate change and environmental factors the fire season has expanded to last nearly year-round, according to experts. 2017’s fire season left $10 billion in damages and 44 deaths in its wake. Wildfires can strike anywhere […]

hurricane

The official Atlantic hurricane season has been underway since June 1, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) this season will be more active than usual, with an official prediction of between 10 and 16 named storms likely. Unlike other natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes rarely […]

chlorine

Chlorine has been the go-to choice for water disinfection in public water systems for decades. This choice is understandable – chlorine is inexpensive and is effective at reducing harmful substances in your home’s water. But if chlorine is left in the water you drink and bathe in the substance can damage: Bacteria First, chlorine isn’t […]

The world’s most watched and most revered sporting event is underway, and as the group matches rumble on we thought we’d get to the bottom of a question no other outlet is going to ask: out of the 32 qualifying countries, which one has the best water quality? While stars like Lionel Messi can lift […]

family of three kayaking

The great outdoors offer a rejuvenating retreat far away from the bustle of the city, but many water-based sports and activities can take a toll on the natural environment. While it seems obvious that a water park would waste valuable resources, thinking about the ecological costs of boating on a river is more complicated. Don’t […]