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Flammable Water

The sight of flammable drinking water is affecting a Colorado couple. The couple says that a nearby natural gas well has been leaking into their drinking water well. This is causing their drinking water to be flammable. Stories like this one are on the rise as water becomes increasingly polluted. This event should bring light to the United States drinking water problem. The problem is that as companies pollute the environment around them, they also end up polluting a valuable resource, water. A resource so valuable we can’t live without it, yet we continue our progress towards polluting our nations water supplies.

Sam G.

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Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water

Who’s the winner in this debate?  All of my life I have always preferred tap water compared to bottled water because to me bottled water always taste weird.  However, most of my friends prefer bottled water to tap. Now needless to say they are on city water when I have a well and the difference in taste is very noticable. For example the other day while I was in Portland I needed to refill my water bottle so i went over to the tap to do it and once my water bottle was full i took a drink, and it was some of the most gross water i had ever had the pleasure of drinking.

So what I’m trying to get at is, if people buy a case of watter bottles lets say like every two weeks or so think of all that money and plastic bottles that are ending up in the trash. Instead of buying a case of water bottles why not just buy a water cooler for your home? That way you dont have to keep throwing away the water bottles just get a reusable one, and if there is another e coli scare or the power goes out or some other reason the tap water is not safe to drink you will have a supply of good drinking water handy. Now that’s what I call thinking ahead without really any planning. Also you have to get water less regularly because there is much more water in a water cooler than in a case of water bottles.

-Melissa L.

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Small Serving Sizes?

I decided to google what a serving size really looks like because my guess and go didn’t seem exactly accurate. The article I read showed how small our serving sizes really are. Who knows maybe it’s not the serving sizes that are too small, maybe everyone everywhere is just getting too big. We weren’t always this obese. I’m sure everyone at this point has seen Super Size Me. And if you haven’t maybe it’s time to watch it and be informed. People are getting HUGE, and that is a fact. Maybe if we stuck to the real serving sizes we wouldn’t have so many health problems, not to mention there would be more food to go around to other people.

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-Aspen B

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Sustainable Transportation

   Many people within the world today have taken an oath to being more sustainable by riding their bike as their form of transportation. People that drive cars go an average 40 miles per day. Not only do cars put off alot of bad chemicals to our environment and contribute to global warming but you use alot of money to drive them. If they rode a bicycle instead, they would save on average 14 gallons of gas (and over $45) each week, burn many calories, keep almost six tons of greenhouse gas emissions from going into the environment. Everyone should try to contribute to being more sustainable and dust your bike off and take it for a spin.

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