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Four Scary Facts about Leaks

It's getting warmer, and that means it's time to think about watering lawns, gardens, and enjoying the spring!  Unfortunately, this can also be an expensive time for outdoor water use.  Here are some facts to keep in mind as we move towards "lawn care" season.  Here are some facts about leaks from the EPA: A typical [...]

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Enviro News: Lead Problems in Sebring, Ohio

Lead poisoning in Sebring Ohio has prompted community distribution of bottled water, as well as the firing of two Ohio Environmental Protection Agency employees, according to NBC News.  This incident, as well as the water crisis in Flint, MI, points to the importance of protecting our water supplies, for both enviromental and health reasons.  

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Enviro News: Digest

Catch up on environmental and conservation news stories you may have missed with our handy enviro news digest!"The Environmental Legacy of the Steel City" by Jonathan Blaustein discusses the photography projects that capture the effects of industrial pollution in Pittsburgh, an industrial city with a history of pollution problems.  "Carbon-Rule Stay Puts Obama Environmental Legacy on the [...]

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Enviro News: California Fails to Meet December 2015 Water Conservation Goal

The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.California reduced its water consumption only 18% compared to December of 2013, seven points short of the 25% reduction goal, according [...]

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Enviro News: Winter Storm Jonas

Winter Storm Jonas, the storm that hit the east cost on Saturday, January 23rd, has had a large impact on many environments and the communities that depend on them.   Some towns in NJ are reporting greater flooding from Winter Storm Jonas than from Hurricane Sandy, according to CBS news. Meanwhile, in the south, Philotown Virginia recorded a stunning [...]

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Enviro News: Flint Water Crisis

No community should have to forego water.  There is not a particularly severe drought in Michigan, as the map from the US Drought Monitor Service demonstrates.  However, there is an water shortage in Flint, MI due to contamination.  The water situation in Michigan is a reminder that water is a vital resource and that access to [...]

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Enviro News: Drought in California

The table and graph below, from the US Drought Monitor, provides an update on the current drought situation in California.  Note that it also provides comparison data from previous weeks and years.  The map shows drought in the state by severity, and also makes note of populations affected.  For more detailed info, interactive maps and [...]

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Curious About US Drought? The United States Drought Monitor Has Answers (and Data)

How bad is the drought in California right now?  Are there droughts elsewhere in the US?  Is there a water conservation crisis in my hometown or state?  How does the water situation now compared to last week, or even last year?   Fortunately, the United States Drought Monitor provides real time data on droughts through the country. [...]

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California Drought Could Kill Millions of Trees

According to a report from Newsweek, the continuing drought in California may have disastrous implications for California's trees, possibly wiping out as many as 58 million large trees.  Click here to read the full article. The article also explores the possible consequences of mass tree loss, which include increased CO2 emissions, elimination of wild [...]

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Which aerator do I need for my faucet? Our Video Guide

Fixing your fixture problem can be tricky since it's hard to tell what aerator your size your faucet needs.  There are lots of different kinds of aerators out there, and buying a different aerator over and over to get the right one isn't the best fix.  Our video guides explains aerator sizing in straight forward, [...]

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