Oakland News Now

Dozens of leaders recently came together at Allendale Elementary School to announce the lead issues that had existed in some OUSD school water fixtures have been largely mitigated. In front of dozens of students in the cafeteria, the leaders also revealed the joint City-County-District effort to install hydration stations in all District-run schools is nearly…

10 Crazy Plastic Pollution Facts

Plastic is an integral part of the human experience and has become a foundational product in our daily lives. We use plastic for almost everything; it’s in our cars, we brush our teeth with it, 90% of our food comes wrapped in or surrounded by it. Plastic has taken over our planet and is now…

AP News

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FloWater, on target to disrupt the drinking water sector, today announces the addition of water industry heavyweight Will Sarni to its Board of Directors. Sarni is an internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation and advisor on sustainability and water solutions to multinationals, water technology companies and NGOs. Silicon Valley-incubated FloWater, makers…

The Environmental Impact of Plastic Straws

If you haven’t noticed or heard, single-use plastic straws are killing turtles, and plenty of other sea-life, birds and marine plant life. After a single use,the straws you use to drink out of soft drinks, iced coffee, smoothies, and more are polluting our oceans and killing its inhabitants. These types of single-use plastics have become…

BusinessWire

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FloWater, on target to disrupt the drinking water sector, today announces the addition of water industry heavyweight Will Sarni to its Board of Directors. Sarni is an internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation and advisor on sustainability and water solutions to multinationals, water technology companies and NGOs. Silicon Valley-incubated FloWater, makers…

Less Soda /More Water

OAKLAND — After years of public outcry and the discovery of dozens of lead-tainted drinking water taps throughout the city’s public schools, Oakland Unified has tested every single drinking water tap at its schools, and is fixing or replacing those with dangerous lead levels. Charles Smith, director of Oakland Unified’s Buildings and Grounds department, said…

Airline Reporter

No matter how much you love flying, you’ve got to admit it can take a toll on your body and mind. Arriving at the airport late is stressful, TSA security checkpoints are hectic, and airplanes are dry. Air travel can bump your blood pressure up a few points and leave you feeling exhausted and dehydrated. And…