The Water Cycle

The Water Cycle

♫MUSIC♫ ANNE THOMPSON: All the water on Earth today, every drop, is all the water there has ever been on the planet. Freshwater is actually millions of years old. The same water, flowing in a continuous loop- falling as rain and snow from clouds to the Earth’s surface, running in rivers, pooling in ponds, flowing

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Big 12 Higher Education Making A Difference | K-State

Big 12 Higher Education Making A Difference | K-State

Higher education is the key to solving issues for the future. Ten universities are committed to making dynamic change in STEM and research. Education is current flowing beneath Kansas State University’s research efforts. Preparing students for careers that will safeguard our natural resources is vital. Water sustainability in our state and nation determines the future

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The Story of Bottled Water

The Story of Bottled Water

This is a story about a world obsessed with stuff. It’s a story about a system in crisis. We’re trashing the planet. We’re trashing each other. And we’re not even having fun. The good thing is that when we start to understand the system, we start to see lots of places to step in and

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Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

What is hydraulic fracturing – or fracking ? Since the industrial revolution our energy consumption has risen unceasingly. The majority of this energy consumption is supplied by fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. Recently there has been a lot of talk about a controversial method of extracting natural gas: Hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Put

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Flint’s water crisis, explained in 3 minutes

Flint’s water crisis, explained in 3 minutes

The images of the water are shocking enough. And then come the headlines: An American city failed to provide basic protections to its citizens, and now the children of Flint have much higher than normal levels of lead in their blood. Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan has apologized. President Obama declared a national emergency starting

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