Why Australia’s water softeners are bad news for the environment

Water softener makers are being accused of contributing to global warming by cutting water, and even reducing rainfall, which is good news for water quality.Key points: The water softening industry claims that reducing the amount of water used for drinking or cooking is a more environmentally sound use of water The Australian Institute of Water …

Why do zodiac signs have water signs?

When zodiacs are first released to the public, they can be extremely difficult to interpret.In the wild, it is common to encounter an adult male zodiac and a female, and these signs often show signs of distress or anger.While there are plenty of zodiac sign variations out there, this is one that has been particularly …

Why do the water parks in your backyard stink?

People have been complaining about their outdoor water parks for years, but now they’re starting to get a real sense of how it really works.While water parks can get pretty expensive, most of them are cheap enough that even the cheapest can be worth it for most people.Here’s a look at what the average water …

Water cycle diagram: Water flows through the globe as the earth rotates, from South America to the Caribbean, the Alps, the Arctic, the Middle East, and Asia, in this interactive graphic

In a nutshell, water flows through an oceanic system that connects the poles and circumpolar oceans.The oceanic cycle is a geologic phenomenon that has fascinated scientists for thousands of years.This diagram shows how water circulates through the planet and through its surface and oceanic systems.

What is the clean water bill and what can be done?

The Clean Water Act of 1972 requires the US to protect the drinking water supply from harmful pollution, and this is what the White House and the US Senate are trying to do today.The Clean Waters Act passed by the House of Representatives in 2015, but was vetoed by President Donald Trump, and then amended …

Trump administration plans to release water from West Coast of West Virginia

The Trump administration is planning to release nearly a billion gallons of water from the West Coast over the next three weeks from a reservoir that has been deemed contaminated by lead.The agency’s announcement Thursday is the latest in a series of moves to address the health concerns that have swirled around the aging reservoir …

New Zealand’s water bear to have skin-covered body after being trapped for eight months

A water bear has become the latest animal to have its skin covered by plastic after it was trapped for more than eight months in a shallow, cold, rainforest area of South Australia.Key points:The bear was trapped in a remote area of the remote south-east KimberleyA new seal is being used to help protect the …

New York Water, Water-Proofing: $3 Million for Water Tanks

NEW YORK, N.Y. — New York Water and Water-Supply Authority officials announced Monday that they had raised $3 million to build a $2.6 million water tank that will protect New Yorkers against the effects of chlorine-containing water in their tap water.The tank is the latest in a string of water tank purchases in the city, …

How to stop a flood with a little help

Flushing out the overflowing floodwaters from a city and the surrounding area is the best way to save money and improve the quality of life, a new study has found.The results were published Thursday in the journal Water Quality Science and Policy.They also raise the possibility that we could see similar results in other cities.“If …

Why does the government have no idea what it’s doing when it comes to water?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is getting ready to launch a new initiative that will help Americans keep their water in check while the drought hits, but the agency is not exactly sure how to go about it.It’s also got a lot of water, but not much of it.And the agency’s been grappling with how …