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Water Cartons

Paper Can Easily Replace Plastic The Boxed Water is Better company was launched in 2009 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to provide a more sustainable alternative to the ubiquitous plastic containers that are made from petroleum products, have big carbon footprints and clog U.S. landfills. Boxed Water containers resemble milk cartons and are far more sustainable because about 75 percent of ... Read More »

Water Fluoridation Gets Another Thumbs-Down

An extensive review of research from the UK’s University of Kent has concluded that fluoridation of municipal water supplies may be more harmful than helpful, because the reduction in dental cavities from fluoride is due primarily from its topical application instead of its ingestion. Published in the Scientific World Journal earlier this year, the review, which covered 92 studies and ... Read More »

Ice Cubed

Greenland a Big Contributor to Sea Level Rise New research by University of California-Irvine and NASA glaciologists published in Nature Geoscience shows that Greenland is more vulnerable to warm ocean waters from climate change than previously thought. Newly discovered deep valleys stretch for dozens of miles under the Greenland ice sheet in bedrock well below sea level. As subtropical Atlantic ... Read More »

Harvesting Fog

Simple Device Provides Safe Water in Africa The WarkaWater tower is providing an innovative new way to harvest safe drinking water, normally an onerous task in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. Obtaining water via repeated trips to the nearest source is extremely time-consuming and what’s collected is often highly contaminated and harmful to drink. Also, this task is commonly ... Read More »

Fracking versus Farming

Rural Lands Have Become Industrial Zones by Harriet Shugarman What if farmers couldn’t confirm what they grow and produce was devoid of toxins, cancer-causing chemicals, radioactive materials and other pollutants? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other federal and state agencies set standards and enforce regulations to ensure what we eat is safe ... Read More »

Clean Water Acts

Paddlers Clean Up Ocean, Lake and River Debris by Avery Mack “The ocean is my bliss. My job lets me do what I love and call it work,” says Andrea Neal, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Sciences, a scientific collaboration seeking healthy water solutions, in Ojai, California. “When I surf, I’m in sync with water and air at ... Read More »

Preserving and Enjoying Waterways in Central Ohio

by Susan Post While Columbus may not be home to an ocean or a lake, there are plenty of waterways and wetlands for city residents to enjoy. To fully enjoy nature’s beauty, however, everyone has to do his or her part to keep Columbus’s water clean. The City of Columbus is taking strides to improve the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers ... Read More »

Staying Hydrated During the Summer Months

by Trudy Pieper, ND Hydration is essential for good health. We can live for up to two months without food, but only two to three days without water. On average, water makes up 60 to 70 percent of our body weight. “Dehydration” is defined by scientists as when fluid loss is greater than 1 percent of total body weight, and ... Read More »

Five Simple Steps to Improved Health

by Kelli Parrish, RN According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States has the most expensive medical system in the world. Most Americans take at least one medication, and the number of prescriptions only increases with age. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the average 65-year-old takes 14 different medications. Some healthcare providers prescribe medications that ... Read More »

Unleash Unlimited Potential

with Panache Desai by April Thompson Born into an East Indian family in London, England, Panache Desai grew up steeped in spiritual practices like meditation. Though recognized by spiritual teachers as possessing a special gift, Desai rejected his spiritual foundation as a teenager, trading it for the excitement of London’s rave music scene of the 1990s before moving to America. ... Read More »

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