On Wednesday, 30 schools were ordered to shut off their drinking fountains, after elevated levels of lead were detected. The lead is reportedly coming from within the schools, not the Newark Water Department’s source water.
Two cross-breed dogs in the Flint, Michigan area have tested positive for lead toxicity, the Detroit Free Press reported. One is a pet and the other is a stray.
On Saturday, January 30, over 300 Michigan plumbers descended upon Flint to aid their local colleagues in ameliorating the current water crisis.
While many drought-concerned residents of California are using leftover bongwater to water their plants and wait for a second or third pee to occur before flushing toilets, some piece of shit in Bel-Air has used almost 12 million gallons of precious agua — in one year alone.
California Assembly Member Shannon Grove is generating cascades of headlines over the last couple days for her very reasonable, well thought-out, scientific point of view that her state’s crippling drought is caused by abortion. She’s been defending that view to her constituents on Facebook, which, again — great plan.
Good news for every lazy motherfucker out there: Turns out that washing your dishes by hand is not only useless but it’s also a complete and utter waste of water. You need to stop doing it immediately, regardless of whether you have a dishwasher or not. Time to buy one or invest in paper plates.
Thanks to a festival called "Spring Scream" Taiwan's water supply is now spiked with all manner of drugs (least of which is caffeine) which are not being removed during the water purification process and finding their way into drinking water and the bellies of fish.
The water bottle market is flooded with options, but which vessel is the best for toting around the liquid you need to stay alive? Head for the comments and let us know.
Humanity is Awful-Fest 2014 is still going strong! This time, a couple in California are being punished for attempting to conserve water and not watering their lawn.
Yay!!! GoopTalk™! Brand new GoopTalk™! Nothing gets me through a dreary Wednesday afternoon grind like Our Lady of Goop talkin' about stuff. This week on the mind of Goop: Water has feelings and if it gets grumpy it turns to poison! (Goop. Quick Q. Are you sure you aren't thinking of snakes?)
James Spader is a regular, the host informs us as we walk to our table. Oh, and Will Ferrell sat right there with his family just yesterday. All lovely people; great tippers. My friend and I slide into the modern red wing chairs in Los Angeles' Ray's & Stark Bar and ask for the water menu. We're here to drink flights…
But don't shit in the ocean, because then you're just a monster.
A University of Virginia student had just bought some bottled water, cookie dough and ice cream for a sorority fundraiser when a group of people in plainclothes approached her car. One person jumped on her hood, another pulled a gun on her, and the student, logically, began trying to drive her car as fast as she could…
Living in the modern world, it's difficult not to be saddened and disturbed by the scarcity of water that imperils millions of humans on a daily basis. Oh, did you think I was talking about global water shortages? No, sorry, I was referring to the fact that there were only three premium brands of still water…
While New Yorkers were dealing with the large soda kerfuffle, something kooky was happening in America: Water is now the most popular drink in the country.
Mother Jones brings us their usual cheery fare in the form of some fairly staggering statistics about worldwide food and water consumption and waste. Spoiler alert on rotten food: We're a bunch of wasteful assholes.