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Scientists warn that plastic debris, including plastic microbeads, could pose a larger environmental threat to the Great Lakes than initially thought. 
In an article recently published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research, scientists warn that plastic debris, including plastic microbeads, could pose a larger environmental threat to the Great Lakes than initially thought.According to co-author, Philippe Van Cappellen, a professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and chair of Canada Excellence Research:"We know more and more about ocean plastics, but, paradoxically, we have little inform...
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The US EPA with financial assistance from NASA are developing a cellphone app that will allow them to track harmful algae species in water sources.
Microalgae are tiny single-celled plants known phytoplankton that can be both a boon and a bane. They form the base of marine and freshwater food chains, providing an essential food source for fish and other freshwater and marine species. Additionally, they absorb roughly half of all carbon dioxide released on Earth through the process of photosynthesis. However, some species (e.g. cyanobacteria) produce phyto-toxins that can be harmful to fish a...
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Two new research studies have found that a third of the world's major groundwater reserves are rapidly becoming depleted due to human demands.
Two new research studies conducted by a research team comprised of scientists from the University of California, Irvine; UC Santa Barbara; National Taiwan University; and NASA, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, who assessed data supplied by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, have found that a third of the world's major groundwater reserves are rapidly becoming depleted due to human demands, despite ther...
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A new study conducted by engineers from the University of Sheffield, England, has proven conclusively that pollutants can enter water pipes via leaks to be transported throughout the distribution network.
A new study conducted by engineers from the University of Sheffield, England, has proven conclusively that pollutants can enter water pipes via leaks to be transported throughout the distribution network.The high pressure usually associated with water mains can force water out of leaks in the pipes, but typically prevents foreign matter from entering. However, when the pressure drops significantly as a result of a damaged pipe section, any water ...
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Check out these 12 tips on how to save water in your home!
Our ecological footprint extends much further than just our carbon footprint. It includes the impacts of all our actions on the environment, and on ecological systems that support life. One of the areas that humans have the biggest environmental impact, is water. We not only pollute our valuable water resources, we very often waste these as well. If everyone made a concerted effort to save water, much of the water that is unnecessarily wasted cou...
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Dams provide an alternative to fossil fuels, but there are substantial environmental impacts to consider, such as the impact on the aquatic life and their surroundings.
Dams are man-made structures built across rivers usually to control the flow, regulate flooding and improve navigation. But due to the effects of climate change, dams are now being built at a greater pace to produce hydroelectric power – toted as an affordable, and greener natural source of renewable energy that produces minimal emissions of greenhouse gases. Researchers have been searching for environmentally friendly alternative sources of ener...
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Contrary to conventional wisdom, like all good things, when consumed in excess water can in fact be bad for you. http://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com/blog/water-health/overhydration-too-much-of-a-good-thing
So in last week's article we covered why water is essential for maintaining good health, but contrary to conventional wisdom, like all good things, when consumed in excess water can in fact be bad for you.While most people are aware of the risks associated with dehydration, the same cannot be said about overhydration. Athletes are particularly vulnerable to the health risks associated with overhydrating, as they are most likely to drink excessive...
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Water is not only essential to maintain our health and well being, it also plays an important role in preventative health.
Water is not only essential to maintain our health and well being, it also plays an important role in preventative health. Doctors recommend that an adult should drink eight glasses of water a day to keep their bodies hydrated by replacing fluids that are naturally lost during the coarse of the day. The kidneys need water to flush waste products from our system. Drinking lots of clean fresh water helps the body eliminate toxins, preventing toxins...
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Methadone, being found in rivers and lakes as a result of wastewater discharge, may be a precursor of NDMA, an extremely potent carcinogen. 
Drinking water is commonly disinfected with chlorine to kill any bacteria that could pose a health threat to those who drink it. This has substantially reduced, if not alleviated waterborne diseases in developed countries; however it has given rise to an emerging problem: These disinfectants produce by-products that are carcinogenic to humans. Health officials are wanting to learn more about the origins of these by-products, especially N-nitrosod...
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What's the Secret of Black Berkey Filters?
We often get asked, "How do the black berkey filters work?"  Below, you'll be find the 3 reasons the Black Berkeys are able to acheive the high filtration results that they do.MicrofiltrationThe first line of defense is that Berkey purification elements are composed of a proprietary formulation of more than six different media types, all constructed into a very compact matrix containing millions of microscopic pores. These pores are so ...
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A recent study has found that growth hormones used in agriculture can persist in natural water systems at higher levels and for longer periods than initially thought.
A recent study conducted by an environmental scientist at Indiana University together with colleagues from universities in Washington and Iowa has found that growth hormones used in agriculture, that are potentially harmful to the environment and to human health, can persist in natural systems at higher levels and for longer periods than initially thought."What we release into the environment is just the starting point for a complex series o...
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We always talk about going green. Let's go blue too!
Everybody that cares for the environment is trying to go green these days. We keep tabs of our carbon footprint, recycle our waste, and try and be as energy-efficient as we can. We do this to minimize our impact on the environment, in the hope that we can collectively make a difference over time.There is a lot of focus on carbon emissions at the moment, and the impact of these emissions on global warming and climate change. We are encouraged to d...
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Big Berkey Water Filters provide the highest quality filtration systems on the market.  We also report on water quality issues across the US and abroad.