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Rutt the moose making his way North.
Minnesota Moose, Rutt, is on His Way North
Erin McGinty, Columnist • December 4, 2023

Rutt the Moose was found traveling north and social media has made it their duty to keep an eye on him....

The three students shot.
Three Palestinian Students Shot in Vermont
Jameson Kowalski, Columnist • December 4, 2023

The Israel-Hamas conflict taking place in Gaza has caused tens of thousands of deaths in a short time...

Delicious, home made gallo pinto.
Gallo Pinto Recipe
Amanda Mourelo, Editor of Student Opinion and Features and Extras • November 28, 2023

Gallo pinto is a rice dish that elevates any meal but is especially great to eat for breakfast. The dish...

Sweet potato casserole made by this recipe.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Canon Grant, Columnist • November 22, 2023

Sweet potato casserole isn’t just any old casserole; it’s full of cheer and joy. Sweet potato casserole...

Delicious bruschetta paired with homemade spaghetti.
Bruschetta Recipe
Addyson Gauer, Editor of Campus Life and Sports • November 22, 2023

Appetizers are a great way to elevate any meal, and one that stands out among the rest is bruschetta....

The finished cornbread in a bag.
Sweet Pumpkin Cornbread Recipe
Jameson Kowalski, Columnist • November 22, 2023

  Cornbread is a classic Thanksgiving dish that has been a part of many family traditions for...

Brent Faiyazs new album, Larger Than Life
Brent’s Success is Larger Than Life
Maya Zappa, Columnist • November 20, 2023

Brent Faiyaz is one of the top Rhythm and Blues (R&B) artists in the game. All over the media, he...

Weather Data Source: 30 tage Phoenix wetter

The Fresh Water Countdown

Planet Earth only has about 16 years of fresh water left, and the only hope is human change.
Glass-globe-faucet dripping out water.
Ielts Juice
Glass-globe-faucet dripping out water.

Few people know that there is less water than they might think there is.


Water is an essential source of hydration that all living things need to survive. However, the Earth is nearing the end of its supply. According to The World Counts, four trillion gallons of water are used worldwide everyday. About 100 gallons of water are used by the average Phoenix citizen everyday. At this rate, planet Earth will run out of water in 16 years, or by 2040.


To slow the rate of wasteful water use, more people can start by reducing the amount of water they use. For instance, you can choose to make showers shorter or just take a bath, turn off the water when shaving, or finish a glass of water instead of pouring it down the drain, only to fill the cup again later. In addition, Volusia says to keep an eye on the sprinklers so they only hit the garden and not the road or anywhere that doesn’t need water. Sprinklers use a lot of water so it’s good to make sure that they aren’t being used if it’s not necessary. People can also get involved politically by urging lawmakers to implement policies targeting the water crisis.


If society is bright enough, water shortage won’t be what kills humanity. There are few options of what to do once the freshwater supply is gone but there are still a few solutions that can hold humanity over until a better solution is found. For instance, desalination, the process of turning water from sources with salt water (saline water) into fresh water to drink, is one option. There are already many factories or plants that are dedicated to this process. According to Cosmos, desalination plants work by pumping water through a membrane with incredibly small holes that are only big enough to let water through, and not any other materials like salt or bacteria. This method is called reverse osmosis, which has been used for thousands of years. Soon, it will be very important. 


Eventually, the time will come when there is no natural fresh water at the rate humanity is going. Until then, people can work to reduce the amount of water used. Even the little things can help. Hopefully, the closer humanity gets to that point, the more people will start to help, whether that’s making more desalination plants or doing more research on saving the planet.

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