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Posts Tagged ‘Drinking Water’

Pop quiz: what are tannins? No, they’re not sessions in the local tanning bed — a “tannin” is a compound that can make its way into food and drinks. You have probably heard the word “tannins” when shopping for wine or when ordering a drink at a fancy restaurant, but tannins aren’t just in wine. […]

water in the pan

If you knew your drinking water contained toxic chemicals linked to cancer, thyroid disease, infertility, and a weakened immune system, would you still drink it? For nearly 19 million Americans across 43 states the choice has been made for them without their knowledge. What Are PFAS? New data from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) show […]

Flooded streets of Miami

In terms of water quality Miami has been on the receiving end of a seemingly endless supply of negative press in the last few years. After an extensive report released by Bloomberg examined the flaws in Miami’s existing water supply residents are more concerned than ever about the risk of flooding in the area, and […]

– Florida City Drops Recycling Program

In the first days of January the government of Deltona, Florida, voted to suspend its curbside recycling program, much to the ire of local residents. How can a city simply stop recycling? The answer boils down to dollars and cents, and highlights the vast gulf between how the public perceives recycling and what actually happens […]

a cup of snow

In the winter we are surrounded by nearly drinkable water supplies in the natural world: snow and ice are everywhere! Mountaineers and hikers exploring cold environments should master the essential skill of converting snow and ice into drinking water to remain hydrated on longer journeys.     Is It Safe to Eat Snow or Ice? […]