The Global Water Crisis

DDT

What Is DDT? DDT, the abbreviation for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, is a well-known chemical pesticide with a controversial history. The Properties of DDT DDT does not naturally occur. Instead, it must be chemically synthesized. Because DDT has caused so much controversy, it has been […]

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Water and the Environment

Xylem and Phloem

The xylem and phloem are the two kinds of tissues that transport water and other nutrients within plants. The xylem carries water up through the plant. The phloem transports nutrients, most notably glucose, down throughout the plant. Xylem and Phloem: The Xylem In Classical Greek, […]

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Water and the Environment

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters Natural disasters are a natural hazards that causes human loss. Just a few natural disasters include hydrological disasters, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. What Is a Natural Disaster? A natural disaster is a natural hazard, but a natural hazard is not […]

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Health

What Is a Water Tower?

What Is a Water Tower: An Introduction We see water towers all of the time, yet many of us are unsure what exactly they do. Just what is a water tower, anyway? Put succinctly, a water tower is an elevated water storage […]

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The Global Water Crisis

Chemicals in Water

An Introduction to Chemicals in Water Chemicals in water come in a variety of forms, safe and unsafe, organic and inorganic. They also come from a variety of sources, from pollution to water treatment. Organic and Inorganic Chemicals in Water While some chemicals […]

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Health

Water to Prevent Disease

You can drink water to prevent disease. Water is the building block of the human body, which is made up of 60% to 70% water. Drinking water has long been linked to health benefits. The health-conscious individual might ask, “How much water should […]

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Featured

The Role of Water in the Rainforest

Tropical Rainforests: The Good, The Bad, and The Facts Rainforests are some of the most incredible ecosystems on Earth. They contain unique structures which allow for massive amounts of growth in both plant and animal life. Many plants and animals on Earth can only […]

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Conservation

What is the Safe Drinking Water Act?

Passed by Congress in 1974, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is the bedrock of all other US federal laws regulating the quality and safety of drinking water. It authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set standards for the safety of public […]

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