Category: Global Water

Water Supply and Energy Reserves

Energy, in absolute terms, is not in short supply in the world. The world’s total annual use of commercial energy is on the order of 400 quadrillion BTUs (Quads), and the sun pours about 6 million Quads of radiant energy into the earth’s atmosphere ...

Millions Drink Dirty Water

Millions of Americans have been drinking tap water contaminated with chemical byproducts from chlorine that are far more than what studies suggest may be safe for pregnant women, two environmental groups say. Chlorine is commonly used to ...

Drinking Water: Key Facts

In 2015, 71% of the global population (5.2 billion people) used a safely managed drinking-water service – that is, one located on premises, available when needed, and free from contamination.89% of the global population (6.5 billion people) used at ...

Newark Faces Water Crisis

After lead seeped into the drinking water in Flint, Mich., in 2014, Newark, N.J., is facing a similar public health crisis, The New York Times reports. Five things to know: 1. For almost a year and a half, Newark officials denied their water ...

Growing Problem Water Shortage

Water is a basic human need. Each person on world require at least 20 to 50 liters of clean safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean. Polluted water is not just dirty we can say it is deadly. Today, nearly one ...

Where Does Fresh Water Come From

At birth, our bodies are roughly 75% water. We remain mostly water for the rest of our lives. We cannot survive even a week without fresh water. There’s no life without it for ecosystems, societies, and individuals.So, how much usable water is there ...

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