Water Quality


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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In a one year time period, many Haitian women and children will walk up to 1,400 miles for clean drinking water.  To bring attention to this crisis, Lighting the Dark CEO Allen Barker and his co-founder Hugh Mason embarked on an epic journey from their homes in Lake Worth, Florida, traveling 1,400 miles on foot […]

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5 Water Filter Claims That Scream ‘Scam!’

by admin on October 24, 2013


It’s late October. A knock is heard at your door.  You open it to the face of an ominous looking individual who is there to both frighten you and demand some type of reward for the privilege.  A treat, if you will.  And when they leave, you’ll find yourself lighter in the wallet than you […]

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Vine, a social app from Twitter where anyone can quickly shoot and share a six second video of themselves, can be a funny thing to master.  Oftentimes these short videos resemble little more than live action versions of the Tweets you try desperately to ignore. There are notable exceptions, of course.  charity: water published a […]

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Today, marks the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM.)  As noted on the NBCAM website, there have been great strides in both breast cancer awareness and treatment over the last twenty-five years. But as anyone that is or knows a breast cancer survivor can attest (full disclosure: I would fall into that latter […]

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Why did I choose to write up an acid rain update on a Monday?  Because it’s an important topic, but I’m not malicious enough to ruin your weekend. Why did I include an image of an adorable little bear cub, instead of say, a charred and decimated forest?  Again – I’m not malicious. It feels […]

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Last night’s episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia ended with Danny DeVito’s character Frank Reynolds launching a water filter scam. After spending the entire episode working residents into a lather over gun ownership rights, and profiting by investing in co-ownership of a gun shop beforehand, he goes on a local news program to warn […]

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We’ve covered a lot of stories on this blog as of late sharing how small and craft breweries are adhering to water usage best practices.  That makes the video above all the more special.  Fox affiliate WFXL in Georgia shares how one of the nation’s largest breweries – MillerCoors – has implemented water sustainability initiatives […]

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Solving the global water shortage crisis will require good ideas from all directions.  We’ve helped to support this need with our recent Future of Water scholarship, awarding $500 for a solution proposed by Duke University student Mona Dai.  In response to the solution provided by Dai and our first and second runners-up, we received the […]

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I love eBay. Why wouldn’t I? With eBay, you can find nearly anything in the world you could ever possibly want – from rare bluegrass records to the vintage kids toys you used to play with that your kids just need to have. (Rubik’s Cubes count as vintage now, right?) But just because I love […]

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