drinking water

Students at Foulks Ranch Elementary School, with teacher and National Geographic Education Fellow Jim Bentley, completed the final phase of their Geo-Inquiry project to address the question, “How can we make water more accessible and reduce plastic waste in our parks and school?”. The students helped Cosumnes Community Services District park administrators install a bottle-filling station...

For those who’ve lost their teeth to accidents and decay, there may be a new way to restore your pearly whites: urine.   Scientists in China have successfully used cells found in human urine to regrow teeth. If that’s not enough of an ick factor, the scientists grew the teeth in mouse kidneys. The researchers,...

At least one aspect of fracking’s risks to drinking water became a little clearer this week. A study led by Rob Jackson of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that drinking water wells located within 1 kilometer of a shale gas well...