Posted on Uncategorized April 8, 2020 by Vittorio Bonomi
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2). The virus has been called “SARS-CoV-2,” and […]
Water, Water Everywhere 70% of the Earth is covered in water. We all learn this statistic when we are still kids, along with another one: we are 70% water as well. On this planet and inside every creature that calls it home, water reigns supreme. There is no denying its ubiquity. At the same time, […]
Old sewage and flood control systems fail during storm surges in Florida, and water overflows onto the streets of major Florida cities. The storm water from those overflows may contain fecal bacteria. Water at Florida beaches must reach over 70 bacteria per 100 ml of beach water (compared to the 35 per 100 ml of […]
Posted on Water Efficiency October 25, 2018 by Vittorio Bonomi
Mention water conservation and most people think about ways to use less for tasks like cleaning, cooking, irrigation and industrial processes. An often overlooked aspect of conserving water is preventing wastage due to leaks. Just how much water is wasted? (And what can we do about it?) According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), […]
Posted on Water Efficiency October 5, 2018 by Vittorio
Roughly 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water. Yet less than 3% is freshwater and not all of that is accessible for use. While climate change receives ongoing attention, the risk of water shortage is severe enough to deserve our focus. Here’s why.