Why We Flooded McDonalds

photo: still image from the Flooded McDonalds film by Superflex (Denmark)

What motivates a Danish artists’ group to make a movie in which one of the America’s iconic fast-food restaurants is inexplicably flooded? Superflex here comment on the content of their “post-apocalyptic movie,” Flooded McDonald’s.


Why Water?

video: Why water? educational non-profit

From the respected folks at charity: water.

663 million people on our planet drink dirty and dangerous water. Actually, they don’t just drink it, they work for it. They invest hours every day. And not only does it keep them out of school, or take up time that they could be using to earn money for their family, it also kills them.

That’s not an exaggeration. Diseases from unsafe water … [more…]

Proposed Alaska mine could threaten salmon population

Proposed Alaska mine could threaten salmon population

Alaska has both a surging salmon fishing industry and gold mining industry. But a mining company’s proposal to build what could be the biggest gold and copper mine in the world may be toxic to the salmon population. It’s causing some to question what’s worth more: the salmon or the gold?

More about salmon and water


Millions consumed potentially unsafe drinking water in the past 10 years

Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the U.S. a “D” grade for the quality of its drinking water systems based on an evaluation of their safety, condition, capacity, and other criteria.

This report is part of a project on drinking water contamination in the United States produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program.

WOLFFORTH, Texas – As many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – … [more…]

Why Water Striders Make Terrible Lifeguards

With the drought officially over and the summer heat upon us, people all across California are heading outdoors. For many, that means a day on the river or relaxing by the lake. The wet winter means there’s plenty of habitat for one of nature’s most curious creatures. Water striders, also called pond skaters, seem to defy gravity. You’ve probably seen them flittering across the water’s surface, dodging ripples as they