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Five folding hacks to make life easier

STUFFHOMED<p>Is your room messy? Are your drawers disorganised? Can you not fit your life into a suitcase? Here are the garment folding hacks you …

Plastic Water Bottles Might Have Poisoned Ancient Californians

You've heard the PSA: Recycle that plastic water bottle, or else archaeologists will be digging it up thousands of years from now. What you probably …

Pollution

Tipping Points For Coal

Recent years have seen dramatic pullback from coal, with several major US companies filing for bankruptcy. These companies have shed much of their …

Fossil Fuels

Some Louisiana Water Is So Contaminated That Pastors Are Suspending Baptisms

Lead? Copper? You name it, it's coming out of the faucet.<p>Outside of Washington, and beyond Camp Runamuck in Manhattan, there are still stories out there in the country that are part of larger stories that, in two weeks, are going to be the province of the president-elect and the people that he is …

13 Killer At-Home Workouts To Help You Avoid The Crowds At The Gym

Everyone in Louisiana to pay more in water bills in 2017, here's why | NOLA.com

Louisiana residents should prepare for an increase to their drinking water bill Jan. 1, 2017, following changes made this year by the state …

The Global Water Crisis

Capital Acumen Issue 30<p>As California (and the world) grows thirstier, investors are looking at water in a new way.<p>BY JOSEPH QUINLAN, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, U.S. Trust<p>The United Nations predicts that about half the world’s population will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030, with some …

Investing

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend | Inc.com

<i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses science-backed evidence at willyoulaugh.com,</b> …

Motivation

Big Oil’s Nightmare Comes True

"This was retail politics and oil lost," was how Adrienne Alvord of Union of Concerned Scientists summed up the stunning environmental victory …

Oil & Gas Industry

Awash in Awareness: Knowing a Product's "Water Footprint" May Help Consumers Conserve H2O

If you think your morning cup of joe only has 12 ounces (35 centiliters) of water in it, you're sorely mistaken—it has closer to 40 gallons (150 …

Our Drinking-Water Crisis Goes Far Beyond Flint

Millions of Americans could be drinking contaminated water — and not even know it.<p>At least 18 million Americans are drinking tap water from water …

Water

6 human activities that pose the biggest threat to the world’s drinking water

Clean, drinkable water is more than a precious resource — it’s crucial to human life. Unfortunately, population growth and pollution are threatening …

Wheels4Water: How Creatives Are Bringing Safe Drinking Water to Thousands

<i>Editor’s note: The following article was featured in the Summer 2016 Issue of HOW Magazine. Subscribe today to get industry insights, creative</i> …

New Study Shows High Potential for Groundwater to be Corrosive in Half of U.S. States

Release Date: July 13, 2016<p>An analysis of more than 20,000 wells nationwide shows 25 states have groundwater that has either high or very high …

Schools Are Racing To Test Their Water For Lead

But there is still reason to be concerned about weak regulations for water testing in schools.<p>It may have started in Portland, where elevated levels of lead were found in the drinking water at two public elementary schools last month. High levels were later detected in more schools.<p>Schools in …

Pacific Northwest Schools Respond To Lead In Drinking Water

School leaders in the Pacific Northwest are scrambling this summer to deal with lead in school drinking water. Problems first surfaced after parents in Portland, Ore., asked questions about water safety following news from Flint, Mich. Now districts across Oregon and Washington are testing the …

House Hearing On EPA Rule Turns Ugly As Rep Calls Regulations ‘Un-American’

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee harshly questioned the EPA’s acting assistant administrator, Janet McCabe, on Wednesday, saying …

Children Are Most At Risk For Lead Poisoning. So Why Don’t Schools Have To Test Their Water?

Lead poisoning hurts kids the most. Children and infants absorb more lead on average than adults when they’re exposed, and developing brains are the …

Is fluoride in drinking water safe? (video) - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

WASHINGTON, July 5, 2016 — It's in our tap water, toothpaste and even in tea. Fluoride has helped reduce cavities in children for decades. Still, …

Rotary Hosts Panel on Drinking Water Safety

<b>Panelists discuss the effects of high lead levels in the water supply: From left, Dave Stoneback, Joel Brammeier, Monica Eng, Jamie Gaskin, Dr.</b> …

Water

Home Improvement, Home Repair And Home Renovation

Check This Out<p>10 Closet Cures That Cost Less Than $100<p>1 of 11<p>Watch Bob Vila TV<p>Bob and roofer Paul Morris demonstrate gutter installation techniques, …

Where you live matters: Assessing unequal access to healthy environments

[The following is adapted from a presentation to the National Fair Housing Alliance‘s national conference on June 27, 2016.] Where you live matters. …

Parents Say They Weren't Informed About Lead in School's Drinking Water

At an April D.C. Council hearing, parents of children at J.O. Wilson Elementary learned for the first time about lead in a drinking water source at …

EPA says filtered Flint, Michigan drinking water safe to drink | Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) - Federal officials said on Thursday it is safe for anyone to drink properly filtered water in Flint, Michigan, where a public health crisis erupted after residents were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead.<p>The top of the Flint Water Plant tower is seen in Flint, Michigan …

Legislator ‘appalled’ that NC schools haven’t tested for lead in water

Schools and child care centers would be required to test their drinking water for lead under a bill moving forward in the N.C. House.<p>House Majority …

Best Chrome extensions for productivity

Whether you're a notorious procrastinator or just looking to block out some unwanted distractions when you need to buckle down and focus, here are …