Archive | Drinking Water

What’s so bad about fracking? Here’s what you need to know.



 If you've been wondering what fracking is and whether it's good or bad, you're not alone. It's a complicated, high tech process whose advocates say it produces abundant clean energy. As an environmentalist as well as a consumer, though, I've been concerned about the impacts fracking is having on drinking water, clean air, and farmland. […]

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Hate Throwaway Plastic or Paper Cups? KLEAN KANTEEN’s Pint Cup Is the Perfect Reusable Alternative



 Throwaway drinking cups made from plastic, paper and polystyrene be gone! KLEAN KANTEEN's new reusable, stainless steel pint cup is now available to replace the trashy disposables you're used to seeing at convenience stores, fast-food restaurants, and keggers (college students, I'm talkin' to you!). The durable and easy-to-clean cup is made of food-grade stainless steel, […]

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Michele Bachmann Wants to Crush EPA. First, She Should Go to China.



Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota Republican Member of Congress who's running for President, vows she'll cripple the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency if she's elected. Maybe if she spent a week in China like I recently did, she'd change her mind. I've just returned from a seven-day trip to Beijing, China's capital, and Xi'an, the country's cultural […]

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What the Heck is Fracking? And Why Don’t You Want It Anywhere Near Your Water?



It sounds like it could be a new dance ("Let's do the frack!"). Or maybe it's a cool way to clean your house ("I really fracked my floor this week; it looks great now!") But it's not. Fracking is short for "hydraulic fracturing," explains Chris Bolgiano in this Bay Journal article. "It involves drilling a […]

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How to Keep Drinking Water Safe for You and Your Family (Bottled Water is Not the Answer)



Being able to get clean, safe drinking water straight from the tap is a right we're all entitled to. Yet today's news stories report, once again, that the water we drink every day may contain dangerous chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects, and other illnesses. This time, the chemical in question is a compound called […]

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10 No-Brainer Ways to Use Water Wisely. Plus, a Bonus…



As I pointed out previously, we're drinking the same water Cleopatra drank. That's another way of saying, the world just doesn't make more water. What's here is what's always been here. And it's what's always going to be here, even though there are more and more people using the limited water we have. Which is why we […]

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We’re Drinking the Same Water as Cleopatra. Is It as Clean?



Did you get a drink or throw in a load of laundry before starting to read this blog, written in honor of Blog Action Day? You probably could have, given the easy access most of us have to clean water. One person of every three on the planet today isn't nearly so fortunate, according to the […]

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