Stay Hydrated While Celebrating St. Paddy’s

Stay Hydrated While Celebrating St. Paddy’s

St. Patrick’s Day is a beloved holiday in America. While the day is full of fun and festivities, it’s also important to note the holiday comes with its own set of issues, most having to do with the drinking habits of some celebrants. Paddy’s Day is the fourth-most...
EPA’s Plan of Attack for PFAS

EPA’s Plan of Attack for PFAS

This past Valentine’s Day, the EPA showed a little love to the nation’s water systems by proposing a new plan to regulate the presence of PFAS, a harmful set of chemicals sometimes found in U.S. drinking water. What are PFAS, how did they get into our water, what’s...
How Climate Change is Altering Our Oceans

How Climate Change is Altering Our Oceans

Everyone knows climate change is affecting our world in unexpected ways. From melting glaciers to lack of access to safe water in parts of the globe, we’ve explored a number of these effects in previously published blogs. This week, though, we’re talking about what’s...
What Led to the Polar Vortex?

What Led to the Polar Vortex?

While we may have escaped the worst of it here in Lincoln, Nebraska, the polar vortex has been dominating the national and international conversation the last two weeks. As officials scrambled to warn of the dangers of frigid temps dominating the upper Midwest, many...
Desalination Plants Doing More Harm than Good

Desalination Plants Doing More Harm than Good

We hope you like your water extra salty! A new report released by the Canadian-based United Nations University’s Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) found that desalination plants across the globe are discharging toxic levels of brine on an annual...