Archive for April, 2018

The Biggest Threats to the Ocean and What We Can Do About Them

For a species that makes up less than 1% of the earth’s population, humans have done more harm than could have been imagined to our fellow creatures and the planet that accommodates us. From pollution to intensive and unethical animal farming, we are destroying everything that makes our lives possible, including, of course, water. All

How Safe Are Swimming Pools?

A trip to the beach is more than just a weekend activity and an opportunity to tan; it provides us with a much deeper need: the need to be connected to the ocean. It’s one of the rare experiences that allows us to completely immerse ourself in nature and truly appreciate the vastness of the

What Water Shortage Means for the Environment

For millions of years, clean fresh water was plentiful enough for humans, animals, and plants to thrive, each getting their fair share and more, up until human waste started creeping into every corner of the world. In under 400 years, “civilized society” has managed to make life worse for all living things. Water pollution, water

Why Water in Cosmetics Is Ruining Your Skin

Water, or as it’s usually called on the labels of cosmetics, aqua, is almost always listed at the top of the ingredients list of beauty, skincare, and haircare products. The labels usually list the ingredients in descending order of concentration, which means that the anti-aging cream you just paid $50 for is 70% to 90%

12 Ways You Can Help Protect Our Water Resources

Much of our water supply comes from rivers, lakes and reserves. Yet half of the world’s most important rivers are severely depleted and polluted. The flora and fauna that naturally filter our groundwater are rapidly disappearing, and climate change and population growth compound the pressure on our water resources. It is an increasingly discussed fact

What Would Happen If We Didn’t Drink Enough Water

We all know that, along with oxygen, water is the essential substance for our body, but have you ever wondered why? Water does a whole lot more than just quench our thirst; it makes all our bodily functions possible. Let’s take a closer look at the effect of dehydration on each of our organs. What

Never Thought About How Much Water it Takes to Produce Energy? You Will Now.

When we think about protecting our water, we often think of direct pollution. There’s been viral pictures and videos of the plastic accumulation, of the sewage run off, of the oil spills. Those are all, obviously, incredibly bad and require our attention. But another thing that has a massive impact on our oceans and freshwater

What to Check when Buying Bottled Water

Although it’s always better to steer away from bottled water, we often have no other choice. In some countries where tap water is extremely contaminated, people consume a large quantity of bottled water, and many of us have never thought of checking the labels to know what we’re ingesting. Behind the advertisements and brand promises,

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