People In Pompeii Were Pretty Screwed Even Before The Eruption

People In Pompeii Were Pretty Screwed Even Before The Eruption

Living in the shadow of a volcano isn’t easy. Just ask the ancient Romans living near Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii. Their untimely demise came in 79 CE, when the volcano erupted and showered the town in meters of volcanic ash and pumice. While this might have been the volcano’s most troublesome moment, new research suggests it had…

Trump Administration Reverses Obama-Era Ban On Plastic Bottle Sales In National Parks

Trump Administration Reverses Obama-Era Ban On Plastic Bottle Sales In National Parks

In yet another move that favors big business over the environment, the Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era policy prohibiting the sale of plastic water bottles in some of America’s national parks. This follows a review “in close consultation with Department of the Interior leadership,” says a statement issued by the National Park Services. First, let’s be clear,…

Is Your Drinking Water Safe? Here's How You Can Find Out

Is Your Drinking Water Safe? Here's How You Can Find Out

America’s drinking water infrastructure is aging and in serious need of modernization. Pipes are overdue for replacement, and water and wastewater treatment systems need upgrades to deal with new classes of pollutants. Changing a drinking water standard or adding a new substance to the list of contaminants regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency is time-consuming….