Tag Archives: Water

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Geoengineering makes climate change less polarizing! It’s still a bad idea.

About 20 minutes after I posted my piece yesterday arguing that we are nowhere near ready to begin researching geoengineering, the Washington Post‘s new Energy and Environment section ran its own… Read more »

Road salt is costly & harms our environment. Here’s what can you do about it.

Originally posted on Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc.’s  blog. It’s been another wicked winter here in Cleveland. January’s average temperature was just 23°F, according to the National Weather Service, making… Read more »

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In the wake of the Detroit shutoffs, do Americans have a right to water?

Originally posted on Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc’s blog. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly formally recognized there exists a human right to water and sanitation. The body called… Read more »

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Your driveway is making you sick: On the health risks of coal tar sealants

Originally posted on Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc’s blog. Coal constitutes a hellish cocktail of toxic substances, ranging from heavy metals like mercury and lead to known carcinogens like cadmium… Read more »

lakeshore power plant

If you care about water, you need to worry about energy production

This article is cross-posted from Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. Saturday was World Water Day 2014. This year’s theme centered on the water-energy nexus, a topic which has become increasingly important… Read more »

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Africa’s Great Lakes were central to human evolution

Cross-posted from Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. If you’ve ever felt inexplicably drawn to Lake Erie or any of the other Great Lakes, you’re not alone. In fact, that attraction… Read more »

dead fish algae bloom

Recent court case could help address toxic algae issues in Lake Erie, around the country

Cross posted from Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc.: The federal district court for the Eastern District of Louisiana issued a decision (PDF) on Friday, September 20 that could have wide-reaching implications… Read more »