This innovative skylight uses light from the sun to desalinate water for drinking

Designer Henry Glogau has developed a skylight that uses seawater to provide natural ambient light and clean drinking water. The device is charged by a mini solar panel during the day. The remaining sea salt is also funneled into a dozen zinc and copper batteries that power a strip of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Glogau’s device, which he dubbed Solar … Continue reading This innovative skylight uses light from the sun to desalinate water for drinking

Survival essentials: Tips for storing water in your car

Nearly all of the body’s major systems rely on water to function and survive. In fact, a person can survive for up to 21 days without food but only three days without water. It’s not at all unusual for people to get stranded in or with their cars, such as during a snowstorm or when their … Continue reading Survival essentials: Tips for storing water in your car

Prepping 101: Emergency water storage for beginners

Storing an emergency water supply prepares you for scenarios in which access to water is restricted. In order to be prepared, you need to keep an adequate supply not only for your family’s drinking needs but also for sanitation, cooking, cleaning and the like. This will require food-grade water containers, as well as a backup plan, should … Continue reading Prepping 101: Emergency water storage for beginners

Homesteading 101: How to purify dirty well water

Having a well as a primary or additional source of water on a homestead is important whether you’re a prepper or not. This is because natural disasters may cut off water supplies for days or even weeks. Thus, having a well helps you to become self-sufficient when it comes to your water supply. But having … Continue reading Homesteading 101: How to purify dirty well water

Earth may have been a “water world” three billion years ago, new research suggests

Earlier studies have suggested that the Earth was once engulfed by water and had few or no landmasses at all some three billion years ago. A recent analysis of the Earth’s mantle provides evidence in support of that idea. Published in the journal AGU Advances, it suggested that back when the planet was a molten ball of magma, its mantle held far less … Continue reading Earth may have been a “water world” three billion years ago, new research suggests

Prepper must-haves: Securing your water supply before disaster strikes

Ensuring you have adequate water supply is an absolute must if you wish to make it through a disaster. For starters, you will not last a few days if you don’t drink enough water. Additionally, you need to get rid of dirty dishes, wash your hands and deal with human waste, among other things. So it’s … Continue reading Prepper must-haves: Securing your water supply before disaster strikes

Rose water is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory remedy for skin infections

Rosa damascena, commonly known as Damask rose, is one of the most important and medicinally useful members of the Rosaceae (rose) family. It is an ornamental plant widely used to make perfumes and is reported to have plenty of beneficial properties. According to multiple studies, Damask rose has anti-HIV, antibacterial, antioxidant, antitussive, hypnotic and antidiabetic properties. It … Continue reading Rose water is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory remedy for skin infections

Japan to dump radioactive Fukushima water into the ocean, says it’s “unavoidable”

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the government has put off figuring out what to do with all of the radioactive water at the now-defunct Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant for long enough. The prime minister will decide next week whether to dump the radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean in spite of strong opposition from fishermen in Fukushima. Officials … Continue reading Japan to dump radioactive Fukushima water into the ocean, says it’s “unavoidable”

Healthy habits: 6 Reasons to drink more lemon water

Sugary drinks have become a standard part of the diet of many Americans. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 2011 and 2014, six in 10 American youth and five in 10 American adults drank a sugar-sweetened beverage on any given day. Unfortunately, studies have linked the frequent consumption of sweetened beverages to serious conditions like … Continue reading Healthy habits: 6 Reasons to drink more lemon water

EPA pledges to regulate PFAS in drinking water

On Tuesday, Jan. 19, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new action items that would put the agency one step closer to regulating “forever chemicals” in drinking water. The toxic chemicals, known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), have contaminated drinking water in the U.S. over the past few decades. More than two years ago, a former EPA administrator … Continue reading EPA pledges to regulate PFAS in drinking water