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Researchers Work to Solve Clean Water Problems

Mother Earth has no shortage of environmental problems, but the fight for clean water may dominate environmental issues of the 21st century. Consider this fact: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately one-sixth of humanity lacks access to any form of safe and improved water supply within 1 kilometer of their homes. That’s more than a billion people, roughly three times the population of the United States, who must walk more than half a mile to find water that is clean enough to drink or bathe in. This barrier is killing people, mostly children, because they are forced...

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What’s NOT on the Menu?

Americans consume 54 billion meals a year at fast-food and table-service restaurants. This means that, on average, they eat a meal outside the home about every other day. Research has shown that these meals have contributed to the rise in obesity. Scot Burton and Betsy Creyer are willing to bet that if Americans knew the number of calories and amount of fat and sodium in many meals consumed outside the home, they might choose a more nutritious menu item. They aren’t psychologists, but Burton and Creyer think many people would consider modifying their behavior if restaurants provided nutrition information...

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