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Video Games Versus Playing Outside
Bottles vs. Tap: Which tastes better?
Check out this article from Boston University, which looks at the difference in taste between bottled and tap water, and which is safest to drink.
How Safe is Bottled Water?
The article examines safety concerns related to bottled water in the U.S. despite its popularity compared to tap water.
Bottled Water Makes a 3-peat
7 in 10 Americans prefer bottled water is their most preferred beverage.
What's in Your Bottled Water?
The article reports on the discovery of higher levels of arsenic in bottled water in the U.S.
Plastic Waste and Ocean Pollution
Follows a team of researchers as they estimate how much plastic waste goes into oceans annually. The segment then reveals how much plastic waste will increase by 2025 if humans continue to use plastic at the present rate.
The Debate Over Water
This articles looks at bottled vs tap, as well as cities with "dirty water."
The Problem with Bottled Water
The article focuses on problems that have arisen due to the use of bottled water in parks and recreation areas in the U.S. Topics discussed include problems associated will large consumption of energy in the packaging and transport of bottled water, the impact of using of polyethylene terephthalate plastic in the U.S. and the consent of U.S. national conservation and health organizations regarding the adverse impact of bottled water. It mentions the promotion of public drinking water.
Evaluating Arguments about the Environment by
Publication Date: 2018-09-25
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Does bottled water do more harm than good? Should clear-cutting for agriculture be allowed? Every day, we hear arguments about environmental issues in the media. This book gives readers the tools to make sense of and evaluate some of these arguments. Using relatable and accessible environment-related examples, this book introduces readers to the parts of an effective argument and prompts them to use the knowledge they have gained to evaluate the effectiveness of arguments on opposing sides of the issues.
Trash Talk by
Publication Date: 2015-04-01
STOP BY THE LIBRARY TO PICK THIS UP TODAY! Humans have always generated garbage, whether it's a chewed-on bone or a broken cell phone. Our landfills are overflowing, but with some creative thinking, stuff we once threw away can become a collection of valuable resources just waiting to be harvested. Trash Talk digs deep into the history of garbage, from Minoan trash pits to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and uncovers some of the many innovative ways people all over the world are dealing with waste.
What a Waste by
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
STOP BY THE LIBRARY TO PICK THIS UP TODAY! Hold your nose while you read about the disgustingly fascinating world of garbage!What a Waste! answers the question: when we throw something away, where is "away"? Ever since cave people cracked open seafood shells for dinner, humans have produced garbage, and we've had to figure out what to do with it. What a Waste! explores the history of garbage from earliest times to today, covering subjects including dumps, human waste, water pollution, "problem" garbage, and modern "throwaway" culture. From islands made out of 5,000-year-old garbage in the Florida Everglades and sophisticated waste-disposal systems in ancient Pakistan to "fatbergs" the size of a city bus in sewers today, What a Waste! delves into the fascinating, weird, and often disgusting world of garbage, and shows why it's a growing problem. Creative solutions are showcased, like Repair Cafés to fix broken items, grocery stores that specialize in "imperfect" fruits and vegetables, and filtration systems in Kenya made from discarded water bottles.
How Can We Reduce Household Waste? by
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
STOP BY THE LIBRARY TO PICK THIS UP TODAY! Americans throw away millions of tons of waste at home every year. But did you know that much of this household waste can be recycled? Or that there are ways to turn this waste into energy? Learn how you can be part of the solution.
Your Water Footprint by
Publication Date: 2014-10-17
STOP BY THE LIBRARY TO PICK THIS UP TODAY! The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. The numbers are shocking. Your Water Footprint reveals the true cost of our lifestyle.