Floating Cities—Fantasy or Salvation

It sounds like science fiction, straight from Jules Verne—huge hexagonal platforms that are attached to the seabed and to other platforms in a circular pattern. Each platform would house a few hundred people and each city would have approximately 10,000 …
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E Coli—The Killer in Killer Lettuce

When a rash of people started getting sick at the beginning of 2018 after eating contaminated lettuce, the media was full of jibes about how the US was taking a strong stand against lettuce, which could no longer be found …
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10 Great Innovations in Water Technology: Part 1

It is always fun to look back at the landmark, or should we say watershed, moments in the history of water technology and management. It is amazing to see how even ancient civilizations were very advanced in water innovations, and …
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Antarctica—Melting Faster Than Imagined

For many years the scientific world has been aware that Antarctica is melting. Recent studies, however, show that the ice has been melting three to five times faster than anticipated. Between 1992 and 2017 the Antarctic lost approximately 3.3 trillion …
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Water From Air—A Miracle Solution?

Fact—10% of the Earth’s fresh water, an estimated 13 trillion liters, is found in its atmosphere. Fact—in humid climates up to 6% of the air contains fresh water. In arid climates the air still contains an average of 0.7% water. …
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Raw Water—The Latest Health Trend

Raw water is — simply put — natural, untreated water, typically found in wells, rainwater catchments, rivers, and lakes. Being completely untreated, there is no removal of minerals, particles, bacteria or parasites. It is generally accepted that raw water meets …
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Water Value: Changing Our Perception

The Diamond-Water Paradox There’s nothing like a good paradox, wouldn’t you say? Philosophers as far back as Socrates and Plato have pondered the “paradox of value”. In his documentation of a Socratic dialog, Plato writes: “For only what is rare …
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Water: 21 Surprising Facts + 1 Bonus

For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, summer is here. How could we get through summer without water – drinking it to stay hydrated, swimming in it to stay cool, freezing it into ice cubes to keep our …
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