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Hidden Water Consumption- Surprising Facts

We’ve all probably been made aware of some startling water-use statistics that are more ‘apparent’, but have we ever considered the water use/waste that is involved in less ‘obvious’ human activities?? One may be surprised to learn of some of the facts below… Diet The water it takes to produce the average American diet alone—approximately […]

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The Pros and Cons of Biofuels

There are many eco-benefits to replacing oil with biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel. For one, since such fuels are derived from agricultural crops, they are inherently renewable–and our own farmers typically produce them domestically, reducing our dependence on unstable foreign sources of oil. Additionally, ethanol and biodiesel emit less particulate pollution than traditional petroleum-based gasoline […]

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Ultraviolet Water Treatment

Best Ultraviolet-Wavelength for Keeping Water Free of Microorganisms Determined Does your drinking water smell foul, or are you worried that chemicals might be damaging your family’s health? Water treatment facilities currently use chlorine that produces carcinogenic by-products to keep your tap water clean, but Tel Aviv University scientists have determined that ultra-violet (UV) light might […]

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