As summer creeps closer, businesses and government officials in the Washington region are preparing their annual effort to keep residents hydrated and plastic-bottle waste down. TapIt, an app and website run by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, is getting a makeover to let users find nearby places — businesses, restaurants, water fountains — to refill reusable water bottles. Users need to download the app to access its GPS capabilities. Officials believe that’s been a barrier to reaching a wider audience. “People will often download the app and not keep it because they run out of space on their phone or they go a whole season without using it,” said Heidi Bonnaffon, an environmental planner with the COG. “So, we’d like to make the website something people can bookmark and go back to whenever they need it.” Hundreds of businesses across the District, Maryland and Virginia have signed up to participate, which means anyone … [Read more...] about Need a glass of water? There’s an app for that.
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Genevieve Leet stooped over a spring at the edge of a lake deep within New Jersey’s Pinelands on Friday morning. She pumped water up through a filter and it ran into a clear glass jug. Leet took a sip. “It’s kind of sweet,” she noted. That same water might be making its way through your tap right now. Few Philadelphians might realize that the Pinelands feed clean water to the Delaware River by way of the Rancocas Creek. So Don Baugh of the Upstream Alliance, a nonprofit that seeks to connect people to nature, organized a trip this weekend to show just that. He led Leet and 26 others on a 40-mile, three-day kayak expedition to trace Philadelphia’s drinking water to one of its purest sources. The trip started in Brendan Byrne State Forest near historic Whitesbog Village in Pemberton Township. The kayakers paddled at the edge of the Pine Barrens through a series of lakes made by cranberry bog dams. “One of our … [Read more...] about These Pinelands explorers may be paddling their kayaks through your next glass of water
Water is the drink of life, and the mantra of “drink eight glasses a day” has been touted since childhood. Proper hydration and maximum health seem synonymous.However, new studies show that drinking eight glasses of water a day is misleading. The myth started when facts were taken out of context, and this myth has led to serious health effects. The idea of drinking eight glasses of water a day started in 1945. The U.S. Food and Nutrition Board recommended people consume two and a half liters of water a day, which is the approximate eight 8-oz glasses. However, most people have ignored the following sentence after that information in the report. The sentence states, “Mostly this quantity is contained in prepared foods,” meaning vegetables and fruits. Thus, your daily water intake should come from healthy foods.When taken out of the original context, the eight glasses myth opens up a nutritionary loophole. People can avoid water-rich foods and eat whatever they … [Read more...] about OPINION: UGA students should not follow the myth of drinking eight glasses of water a day
One of the most ancient beverages known to the human race is still quite common at most bars. It can be argued that while most people don’t need to drink cocktails everyday, few medical professionals will chastise a person for drinking several glasses of this drink on a regular basis. We’re talking about the glass of water. While severe alcoholics might face unpleasant or even life threatening withdrawals from not drinking alcohol, it is shown that everyone is basically addicted to water in some form or another. The affects of abstaining from water will certainly lead to negative health problems and eventually death in a relatively short period of time for most people. Water is essentially the main ingredient in all cocktails and alcoholic beverages. Area distilleries such as Vikre in Duluth boast that water like the stuff that can be found in Lake Superior is the foundation of their products. Breweries such as Bent Paddle have even made statements of wanting to … [Read more...] about The Glass of Water
PHILADELPHIA -- Pope Francis wasn't the only person to drink from the glass of water he used during his speech to Congress. An enterprising Democratic congressman from Philadelphia also took a sip. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, a Catholic, told the Philadelphia Daily News that as the pope left the chamber Thursday, he headed to the lectern to grab Francis' drinking glass. Brady said he took it to his office and had a drink. So did his wife, Debra, and two staffers, he said. "How many people do you know that drank out of the same glass as the pope?" Brady asked. The congressman said he also invited fellow Catholic and Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania into his office. Casey, his wife and his mother dipped their fingers into the water, Brady said. Brady said he used a bottle to save the rest for his four grandchildren and his great-granddaughter, saying he would bless them with it. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo U.S. congressman grabs pope’s glass, sips water with wife
Last Updated Nov 15, 2017 7:27 PM EST While addressing the nation Wednesday afternoon following his 12-day trip to Asia, President Trump abruptly paused his remarks -- twice -- to take a sip of water.Speaking at the White House, Mr. Trump initially fumbled in looking for the Fiji water bottle and then ducked below the lectern in search of refreshment. Someone off-camera pointed out the bottle to his right on a nearby table. Once he located the water, he took a sip. A few minutes later, he took another break from his remarks to sip a second time.The incident recalled Mr. Trump's mockery during the 2016 campaign of then-opponent Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, for his own awkward water break. The senator, who clearly needed water, awkwardly paused his 2013 response to then-president Barack Obama's State of the Union address to parch his thirst."It's Rubio!" Mr. Trump shouted as he held up an open water bottle, then splashing it on the crowd gathered for his February 2016 … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Trump pauses during remarks for sip of water
For decades, scientists have thought the moon was a dry, dusty place, but it may be time to re-write the astronomy books. New findings are upending decades of understanding about our closest neighbor in space; an analysis of satellite data suggests the moon's interior may actually be pretty wet, which could help make it easier to fly to the moon and back, or even stay there awhile, reports CBS News' Jan Crawford. Using a recent picture of the moon's surface, and measuring the reflecting light, researchers at Brown University were able to detect water molecules in the colored areas. Red and yellow indicates a high concentration. The researchers say there could be as much water there as what is found under the earth's crust. Planetary geologist Ralph Milliken is the lead author of the study. "Some of these deposits that we observe on the moon span thousands of square kilometers. They're absolutely enormous," Milliken said. It works like this: when the moon was young and still … [Read more...] about There may be a lot of water hiding under the moon’s dusty surface, researchers say
DIRECTOR Guillermo del Toro double-checked his Oscar winner's envelope to make sure there hadn't been another balls up. The Shape of Water helmer had viewers in stitches as he verified the win after grabbing the envelope from Warren Beatty at tonight's Academy Awards. A strong year saw del Toro’s fantasy romance take the big gongs - winning big in Best Picture and Best Director categories. But the shadow of last year's gaffe hung over the ceremony. In unprecedented scenes at last year's ceremony, confusion reigned as La La Land was wrongly called as the Best Picture winner before it was eventually announced that Moonlight had won. This year Beatty, 80, and Bonnie and Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway, 77, returned to make up for the error. Faye joked about it as they took to the stage, quipping: "As they say...presenting is lovelier second time around." This time Warren made no such mistake, but Guillermo just needed that extra peak to be sure. Guillermo del Toro … [Read more...] about Hilarious moment Guillermo Del Toro double-checks his Oscars Best Film envelope after winning for The Shape of Water
Another year of movies has been in the books for a while, but Oscar night finally has arrived.It was looking like a pretty underwhelming year for Best Picture-worthy films for a long stretch of 2017. But when all was said and done, the nine nominees are very, very strong, and I'd be hard-pressed to figure out what to bump in place of something else.It's going to be hard to to top the drama we saw a year ago when "La La Land" was announced as Best Picture, only to have it discovered moments later it really was "Moonlight." But that doesn't mean there's no drama leading into the show when it comes to predicting the ballots. With the Oscars, it's best to predict unpredictability.Best Picture seems like a race between "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." But both likely have their detractors. There's a camp that doesn't like the way "Three Billboards" wrapped up its story. And there's a camp that won't want to vote for what essentially is a monster movie in … [Read more...] about Times forecasts the 90th Annual Academy Awards: Can ‘Get Out’ push out ‘Shape of Water’ and ‘Three Billboards’ for Best Picture?
Story highlights The film is up for a best picture Oscar Studio said in a statement the suit has no merit (CNN)One of the Oscar frontrunners has been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit. David Zindel is alleging the creators behind "The Shape of Water" plagiarized the play "Let Me Hear You Whisper," which was written by his late father, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Zindel. According to the suit, the 1969 play "tells the story of a lonely janitorial cleaning woman who works the graveyard shift at a scientific laboratory facility that performs animal experiments for military use." "She becomes fascinated by a fantastic intelligent aquatic creature, held captive in a glass tank," the suit states. "To the sounds of romantic vintage music playing on a record player, she forms a deep, loving bond with the creature, discovering that it can communicate -- but chooses to do so only with her." "The Shape of Water" stars Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer in what Fox … [Read more...] about ‘Shape of Water’ suit filed right before Oscars