Reader Questions – May 2020

Can the same lake have different pH levels in different parts? Absolutely, and actually you will find this to be the norm and not the exception. In a simplistic statement, pH of water measures the amount of Hydrogen available. Many different chemicals, physical conditions, and substances affect the pH of water.For the pH in a body of water to be even close to the same everywhere, it would have to…

The Water Apocalypse!

Over the ages we have seen men migrate and build great cities and resorts around water. We read in science books that all life comes from water, and that without water there can be no life. We read about the unimaginable shortage of water that so many poor African nations suffer, and we shake our heads in horror when the water that we do have is abused and poisoned by…

10 Ways Clean Water Can Change The World

As I look back at my college science classes one of the memories that has stood out and remained with me was an oft repeated statement that “water is the source of life.” I think the reason that this stood out is because I heard this from different professors teaching different disciplines of science. What I am writing about this morning however, is not the age-old argument about where life…