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Let's Not Cut Corners: Why We Need to Adapt in a Climate-Smart Way

Renat Heuberger | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
Renat Heuberger

The world needs to adapt to the changing climate. But done the wrong way, adaptation measures can actually increase emission levels, ultimately aggrav...

A Public Health Crisis in Flint: What Is in Your Glass/Bathing Water?

Patti R. Rose | Posted 01.19.2017 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

Raise your voices, do what you can from every venue, with whatever skill set you have and let's make sure that this never happens again, because next time, it may be your city/community. What's in your glass/bathing water?

Does Pouring Cheap Vodka Through A Filter Actually Work?

Food52 | Posted 08.26.2016 | HuffPost Home

If you ever went to a frat party in college, you most likely encountered cheap vodka. It's named something generically Russian, comes in a plastic bottle, and is often poured into a vat of Jungle Juice. We've all been there.

Montezuma's Revenge: How to Avoid Getting Sick From Water

Sonia Gil | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

T.D., or traveler's diarrhea, is the most common illness affecting travelers today. Ten million people are affected by T.D. every year, which means that 20-50 percent of international travelers are a possible target.

What's in Your Water

Mike Del Ponte | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Mike Del Ponte

Did you know that the majority of U.S. cities are home to contaminated water sources?

In God's Hammock: Cuisine and Water Filters in the Dominican Republic

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 05.27.2013 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

Many consider ongoing change as fundamental for economic success, but what happens when innovation is hard to envision, let alone implement? And what if innovation needs to overcome deeply rooted social and economic divides?

Water Is Life

Claire Fordham | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Claire Fordham

World Water Day is March 22 -- the perfect time for us westerners to raise our chilled, thirst-quenching glass of it (or our refreshing cup of tea) to the almost one billion people around the world without access to clean drinking water.

Shit Happens: Breaking the Silence on Fecal Contamination

Michaela Haas | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Michaela Haas

According to the World Health Organization, diarrhea alone kills 2.2 million people each year, and causes 8.5% of all deaths in Southeast Asia -- with children under five being disproportionately affected.

A New Water Filter Both Al Gore and Steve Jobs Could Love

Max Lugavere | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Max Lugavere

Launching on Kickstarter last week, Soma is a new company out of San Francisco that aims to make Brita and other plastic water filters obsolete with t...

Beautiful, Clean Water, Delivered Right To Your Door

Posted 12.10.2012 | Taste

The Soma Water Filter might give Brita a run for their money.

Army Lieutenant Brings Water Filters To Afghanistan Women

Alpharetta-Milton Patch | Posted 02.01.2012 | Impact

Lauren Luckey might have been designated as her battalion's chemical officer, but just about the only chemical she's been working with in Afghanistan ...

The Man Who Turns Water Into Gold

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

You can invest in chips, toys, cars and steel, and everyone knows the name of the biggest player. But not so in water -- which is a trillion-dollar business.

Is Your Home Toxic? A Total Energy Makeover That May Improve Your Health

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

In order to have a healthy home it makes sense to consider things like air and water quality as well as natural lighting, food and access to healthy recreation as environmental factors that help us feel better in our homes.

What is EVIAN Spelled Backward? Don't Be That Person. Get a Bobble

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Kornbluth

Here's the craziest thing about bottled water: 25% to 40% comes from a public tap. If you're going to pay for tap water, why not start with tap water and filter it yourself? That is the light bulb idea behind Bobble Water Bottles.

Guinness Teams With Ashoka In Support Of 30 New Social Endeavors

Tonic | Sam Brand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2009 Guinness & Co. established the Arthur Guinness Fund to improve the communities where the 250-year-old stout is sold. Currently, the fund suppl...

Filterpure: Nonprofit Uses Clay Water Filters To Bring Clean Water To Haitians

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The January 12 earthquake in Haiti damaged the already weak infrastructure on the island nation. As a result, thousands of Haitian families were left ...