Water Hardness News

  • Americans` carbon emissions twice as big as others, says new MIT research

    Whether you live in a mansion or you are homeless on the street, whether you enjoy eating only raw fruits and vegetables or you must have filet mignon, whether you are a jet-setter or a home-bound retiree - anyone who lives in the United States contributes more than twice as much greenhouse gas to the atmosphere as the per capita global average. A class at the Massachusetts Institute of ...

  • Do consumers control the greening of business?

    A survey conducted by Buzzback Market Research of US and UK consumers is just the latest in a growing number of reports that indicate consumers want greener products. Evidence is mounting that suggests consumer power is the strongest force in the greening of industry. Buzzback, a New York City Internet consumer research and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California cities and counties invited to low-carbon workshops

    California's cities and counties must take action now to combat global warming by limiting emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, says California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr.  In 534 letters mailed statewide, Brown invited mayors, local planning directors, and county supervisors to attend workshops this spring where they can learn practical ways of reducing greenhouse ...

  • UK`s Ciwem calls for zero VAT on digital publications to reduce CO2 emissions

    In March 2007, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) in the UK encouraged Gordon Brown to extend proposed reduced VAT rates for energy efficient products to digital publications. Although Gordon Brown has committed the UK to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050, online publications are still being charged the normal rate of VAT. As long ago as ...


  • Climate change, water sharing could damage Great Lakes

    Midwesterners might be known for their manners, but when it comes to sharing water, they have some issues. As climate change affects the Great Lakes, it's important to ensure the fresh water bodies are protected from being pillaged by dry parts of the country, a report released by the National Wildlife Federation on Tuesday concluded. The Great Lakes contain about 20 percent of the world's fresh ...


    By Axcess News

  • Cholera Outbreak in Iraqi Kurdistan Blamed on Dirty Water

    SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq, September 21, 2007 (ENS) - The Kurdistan Regional Government's health minister has warned that cholera outbreaks in the north could spread if the government does not improve its water supply. 'If the government doesn't fix the dirty water problem, the cholera outbreak will continue and a huge disaster will occur,' said KRG minister of health Zryan Osman.Dr. ...

  • Global Warming Will Hit Northeast Hard Without Quick Action

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, July 12, 2007 (ENS) - If heat-trapping emissions are not limited now, global warming will change critical aspects of the Northeast's character and economy, finds a new report by the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment, NECIA, a two year collaboration between the Union of Concerned Scientists, UCS, and a team of more than 50 scientists and economists. Near-term choices ...

  • New Improved KALCRET® Hard Compound from Abresist

    Urbana, IN – Abresist Corporation introduces the new and improved KALCRET® hard compound, cement bonded wear protection for system components and pipes. The new KALCRET features a reduced mixing time of approximately 5 minutes, is easier to handle and offers a faster installation time. The new compound can also be easily applied overhead. KALCRET is made up of a hard aggregate material, ...

  • Dirtiest 30 Power Plants Spew 10 Percent of Europe`s Carbon

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - The 30 dirtiest power stations in Europe were responsible for 10 percent of all European Union emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in 2006, finds a new analysis issued Thursday by the global conservation group WWF. The title of dirtiest power stations goes to Greece's Agios Dimitrios and Kardia, owned by DEH, the Public Power Corporation ...

  • Communicating biodiversity: Hard work and no fear of figures

    Even from the top of Europe the outlook is bleak, participants of a three-day course on environmental journalism in Gudauri, Georgia concluded. To overcome low public interest, stories need to be relevant for the audience, easily understandable and supplemented by real-life examples, the twelve journalists from Central and Eastern Europe recommended. This does not mean that biodiversity ...

  • Carbon Cartridge Market to Exceed $6 Billion by 2009

    Due to the booming residential market, the sales of carbon cartridges to purify drinking water will exceed $6 billion worldwide in 2009. This is the latest forecast in the online McIlvaine report, Cartridge Filters: World Markets. The total cartridge market in 2009 ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • First Steps on the Hard Road to Environmental Restoration

    Untitled Document BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, September 12, 2005 (ENS) - The total environmental impact of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina on August 29 is still unknown, but it is currently being evaluated ...

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