Fracking

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook “Because the average person doesn’t understand fracking, environmentalists are able to put ideas into people’s heads,” says Marita Noon, Executive Director of Energy Makes America Great, Inc. In the video above, The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi adds some much needed […]

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Tuesday, November 19th was the first official World Toilet Day.  Those not ingrained in the water or water filters business daily may, as shared in this CNN article, may see this as a bit of a joke.  But in reality, a toilet represents an incredibly basic right that most of our world still lives without.  […]

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A simple headline on the UNICEF website reads, “They Need Everything.”  Food, shelter – and especially clean drinking water – are in short supply.  Relief organizations around the world are mobilizing as quickly and efficiently as possible, but the destruction left in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan is beyond the scope of what many have […]

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Halloween changes things.  What would ordinarily be the house settling, the wind blowing or the loose screen door flapping suddenly transforms into all manners of evil trying to infiltrate your home. As scary as the forces outside your home can be, there are evil beasties more terrifying than Freddy, Jason and Leatherface combined.  And if […]

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Believe it or not, in the middle ages, drinking beer was a far safer endeavor than drinking water.  The reason is rather simple:  beer is sanitary.  For a Colorado sixth grader Michal Bodzianowski, this simple fact was the launching pad for perhaps the coolest science experiment in years:  Brewing Beer – In Space! As shared […]

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KMSP-TV In our home state of Minnesota, the Mississippi River watershsed is home to more than 1.8 million people and 500 species of wildlife.  The Mississippi provides much of our drinking water, feeds nearly two hundred lakes and is home to fish that can feed our residents.  When the Mississippi is hurting, it’s kind of […]

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Can any sense be made of a $750,000 settlement between Range Resources and a Pennsylvania family, that included a lifetime gag order prohibiting children as young as seven from ever again speaking of the negative consequences of fracking?  Only if the messenger is Stephen Colbert.  In one of the better The Word segments in recent […]

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Bottled water facts: as of 2009, there was one person at the FDA overseeing the entire bottled water industry.  An industry worth billions of dollars. And overseeing bottled water was only one of her many duties.  Billions of barrels of oil are needed to transport bottled water.  And most bottled water differs very little from […]

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Water shortages worldwide mean that almost one billion lack access to clean drinking water.  “Water is going to be this century’s oil,” says Hessy Taft, narrator of video above. “We really need to do something. Business as usual cannot continue. We need to try to find solutions.” Published this week by Bytesize Science, the video […]

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How Do You Soak Up Radioactive Waste?

by wfnblog on January 16, 2013

When you think of radioactive waste (and hopefully, you don’t think about it often), you probably don’t think about the massive clean up efforts that happen for years after a disaster. In 2011, the Fukushima nuclear plants suffered severe damage from the earthquake and tsunami. The entire area is nearly a ghost town now due […]

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