Environment

Above are two of the rightfully angry questions being asked by West Virginia residents this week that are living through an unprecedented water contamination incident.  The most common questions being, of course, ‘when can I drink my tap water again?’ and ‘whose fault is this?’ Without speculating on blame, or unfortunately, when your tap water […]

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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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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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A Grassroots Anti-Bottled Water Movement

by wfnblog on January 10, 2013

In Arlington, Virginia, a county board member is crusading to ban bottled water and plastic bags in his city. In his campaign, he will use the argument that it takes 17 million barrels of oil to produce bottled water each year. In Virginia, local municipalities cannot regulate or tax any product without first having General […]

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Water is a High Priority in China

by wfnblog on January 7, 2013

China is a growing global power in many ways and they are not afraid to spend money to increase their presence and power in the world. The 2008 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies demonstrated that, if nothing else, the Chinese are precise, dedicated, and committed to the country’s cause. With a massive push to entice […]

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Climate Change and Water Quality

by wfnblog on December 28, 2012

By now, most of the world understands what climate change is. Formerly touted as “global warming,” we now know it’s much more than the Earth getting a tad warmer. After years of extensive testing and research, few can deny that our weather patterns are drastically changing. Many factors contribute to this, including fossil fuel use, […]

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The Truth about Tap Water

by wfnblog on December 27, 2012

It seems that no matter how hard municipalities work, people still spend tons of money on bottled water. The cost of bottled water is anywhere from 750- 2700 times more expensive than tap water, but chemically, it is no different than what usually comes from your faucet. In addition to bottled water being significantly more […]

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What’s A Pollutant?

by wfnblog on December 18, 2012

The word “pollutant” is common when discussing water filtration. Customers frequently want pollutants removed from their water for drinking, showering, and watering their plants. However, pollutants has become a catch-all word used to describe a complex situation. Water pollution or pollutants are terms used when undesirable elements, chemicals, sediment, and items show up at high […]

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How Can Gray Water Keep Landscapes Green

by wfnblog on December 18, 2012

Hearing the term ‘gray water’ might cause your stomach to turn a bit, but in Texas, it’s quickly becoming a great way to conserve clean drinking water. Gray water is the leftover tap water from bathtubs, showers, washing machines, and other “soapy” water used in the house. It should not contain serious contaminants. Water from […]

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What would you do if you found out your water was contaminated? Unfortunately, it happens to hundreds of Americans every day. Peggy Wise from Pelion, SC had an undersink filter system installed in her kitchen to give her family access to clean drinking water. As with many systems, the clean water is stored in a […]

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