As water resources are nearing a critical point, with population growth and environmental factors putting the squeeze on supplies, water scarcity has been an emerging concern across the globe. Now, big business is starting to pay attention.
As COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to inch upward across the U.S., office buildings and other businesses that remained closed are now springing back to life. However, because nobody has been around — to flush toilets, wash their hands, and drink from the water fountains — the water inside these facilities that remained stagnant long enough to harm those who return, if not properly addressed.
With temperatures rising and summer just around the corner, water meters are about to be speeding up. Not only can that get expensive, but water utilities in many parts of the country are struggling to keep up with demand.
Microplastics are a hot topic these days. Spawned by everything from plastic bags to laundered clothing, the volume of tiny particles that pollute our oceans has exploded in recent years.
Modern technology is a big reason that municipal utilities can provide clean and safe drinking water for customers, but even contemporary water professionals might be awestruck at the effectiveness of some ancient Mayan treatment systems.
When you think about water efficiency, it might be difficult to fathom that humans have an advantage over their closest living animal relatives. However, a new study shows that people…
You might not be able to tell with a casual look, but rivers across the U.S. have been changing color. And that’s not necessarily a good thing. A recent study shows that of the tens of thousands of mile-long river segments across the country, approximately a third have noticeably shifted color in satellite images during the last 35 years. More than 11,000 miles became greener or moved toward the violet end of the spectrum, and people are the cause of many of the shifts.
Surviving a trip to Mars will be a tricky proposition. Based on the distance and resources needed for any journey, it will be necessary for astronauts to produce some of their own supplies, like fuel and water, after they arrive on the surface of our closest planetary neighbor.
Just off the coast of Georgetown, SC, a retired 65-foot fishing boat was recently sunk 50 feet underwater, where it joins a barge and nearly two dozen Army vehicles. Off the coast of Charleston, a short distance to the south, eight concrete towers of various heights have been installed on the sea floor.
Switzerland spends more than $200 million annually to combat littering, but this year its cleanup efforts feature a new type of rubbish: discarded face masks used for COVID-19 protection.