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Join us in honoring National Skip the Straw Day

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There’s nothing quite like a refreshing drink of water. But today, we’re hoping you enjoy yours without using a straw.

That’s because Feb. 23...

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Beer, booze, wine and water: Is your favorite drink made sustainably?

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The next time you sip an adult beverage, you may want to consider how it was created — and whether its maker is taking steps to address water pollution.

According to an article in Pollution Online, two Tennessee distilleries — Jack Daniels and George Dickel — are under scrutiny for exceeding allowable limits on...

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Plastic bottle pollution expected to reach crisis level by 2021

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The good: “Most plastic bottles used for soft drinks and water are made from polyethylene terephthalate (Pet), which is highly recyclable,” states an article in The Guardian

The bad: Recycling efforts can’t keep pace. “Fewer than half of the bottles bought in 2016 were collected for recycling and just 7% of those collected...

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U.S. creates first Global Water Strategy

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For the first time in history, the...

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Talking turkey about water footprints

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It’s almost Thanksgiving, and as usual, we’ve got water on our mind. With all the cooking (and dishes to clean), we were wondering how much H20 is involved in the annual festival...

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Algae: Green menace or green solution?

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algae in a lake

For all that we’ve written here about algae — like the fish-killing, toxic effect algal blooms have on Lake Erie and other waterways, and the role that nutrient pollution has on accelerating its growth — you’d think we absolutely detest the...

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Islands in the stream are making it clean

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In the land-locked state of Iowa, there’s a whole new twist on island life: the city of Dubuque is installing floating...

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On Oct. 12, Imagine a Day Without Water

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Can you even begin to imagine a day without water? That's what we'd like you to do on Oct. 12:  imagine a day without water oct 12 LCA"Imagine a Day Without Water." Not just your personal use of water – brushing your teeth, flushing your toilet, taking...

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County has new, safer options for prescription drug disposal

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If you’ve been flushing unused medications down the toilet, it’s time to stop.

Doing so in the past has led to widespread contamination of water supplies, because wastewater treatment plants were not designed to remove these compounds.

Throwing drugs into the...

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12 projects selected to apply for WIFIA loans

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The nation’s water infrastructure got some great news in July: The Environmental Protection Agency chose 12 projects to apply for the first Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans.

You may recall that we wrote extensively about WIFIA, starting back in 2012. Former LCA general manager and chief financial officer, Aurel Arndt,...

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