How green is the dyed-green Chicago River?

Every year a bunch of journeymen plumbers in Chicago use a secret recipe to dye the river green, on the day much of the city goes bonkers over the St. Patrick's Day Parade. It's nice to see people having a good time, but it's also registered as one of those, "ooh, I don't want to know what they'r...

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Tags: Holiday, St patrick's day, Water purity, Water quality

Bottled water has contaminants too, researchers say

The label may picture a pristine mountain stream or a bubbling spring, but bottled water's squeaky-clean image doesn't show the big picture: the contaminants that may be hidden in every swig. A two-year study by the Washington-based Environmental Working Group, an organization founded by scientis...

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Tags: Water contaminants, Water preservation, Water quality


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