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Pandemics: Introduction and major concerns

Introduction Updated 3/19/20 to reflect the latest pandemic status per the World Health Organization This is a primer for our Instagram followers who are new to the topic. What is a pandemic? The World Health Organization defines a pandemic as the worldwide spread of a new disease. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March [...]

March 2nd, 2020|Articles|

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Pandemics: Introduction and major concerns

Introduction Updated 3/19/20 to reflect the latest pandemic status per the World Health Organization This is a primer for our Instagram followers who are new to the topic. What is a pandemic? The World Health Organization defines a pandemic as the worldwide spread of a new disease. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March [...]

March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Understanding a Drinking Water Quality Report

Why Is It Important to Understand What's In My Water? Aging water infrastructure, natural disasters, and improper waste disposal can all lead to contaminants reaching the water that’s piped into your home. Many of these contaminants, even in small amounts, can pose a threat to your family’s health. A drinking water quality report from an accredited lab can [...]

February 14th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Meet Chris and Rebecca Lioi of PureWater4Kids

There are millions of children all over the planet who don’t have the option to turn on a faucet to get their water. After meeting a group of these children on a mission trip, Chris and Rebecca Lioi decided to change lives. Where did your inspiration come from? Rebecca and I went to Nicaragua on [...]

February 5th, 2020|Categories: Stories|

Unsafe Levels of PFASs In Drinking Water Pose Health Risks, Study Says

Higher-than-recommended concentrations of industrial chemicals known as PFASs have been found in American drinking water, according to a 2016 study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been linked to cancer, obesity, hormone suppression and high cholesterol. The highest levels of PFASs were found near industrial sites, military bases and wastewater treatment plants. The [...]

January 30th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Quakes Rock Puerto Rico for Second Day in a Row

Early-Morning Earthquake Awakens Residents A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Puerto Rico at 4:24 a.m. Tuesday, damaging buildings and causing a widespread power blackout. The earthquake was centered in the southwest part of the island, about 8 miles from Ponce, Puerto Rico’s second largest city. The quake was followed by a 6.0-magnitude aftershock about three hours later, along with a [...]

January 7th, 2020|Categories: Newsroom|

Understanding the Tropical Cyclone Cone of Uncertainty

Make sure you understand what the "cone of uncertainty" can—and can't—tell you about tropical weather threats. Image: NWS National Hurricane Center What Is the Cone of Uncertainty? The cone of uncertainty is a graphic depicting the path that a tropical cyclone (such as a tropical storm or hurricane) is forecast [...]

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Fluoride: It’s In The News Again

Study Raises Questions About Fluoridation A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that higher levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with lower levels of IQ in some children. While more research is needed on the topic, the study did note that “these findings indicate the possible need to reduce fluoride intake during pregnancy.” Know [...]

August 29th, 2019|Categories: Newsroom|

NOAA Now Predicting Above-Normal Hurricane Season

The end of this year's El Nino could set the stage for an increased hurricane threat in the Atlantic Ocean. After a relatively quiet start to the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA has announced that the end of El Nino has helped increase the chances of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season to 45%. This is [...]

August 9th, 2019|Categories: Newsroom|

What is the difference between a tropical depression, a tropical storm, and a hurricane?

Every year people are caught off-guard and unprepared during hurricane season. Know your weather terminology, and take steps to prepare today. Avoid storm-panicked crowds at the grocery store, gridlocked evacuation routes, and last-minute preparation by being informed. Knowing even basic weather terminology will help you know how to respond to weather activity [...]

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

Near-Record ‘Dead Zone’ Forecast for Gulf of Mexico

Dead zone's large size blamed on this year’s rainy spring A large hypoxic zone (also known as a dead zone) the size of the land mass of Massachusetts is expected to develop in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, according to a recent NOAA report. A hypoxic zone, also known as a dead zone, is an area containing [...]

July 10th, 2019|Categories: Newsroom|
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