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UN chief urges 'game-changing' commitments on clean water

The United Nations chief urged the first world conference on water in over 45 years on Wednesday to address the '21st century emergency' that is wasting the world's most important resource and has left billions of people without clean water and basic sanitation.

More companies are making concentrated detergent, here's why

Laundry detergent is looking a little different these days. A growing number of companies are making bulky plastic jugs smaller and concentrating the detergent or soap. Without all that water, less fossil fuels are required for transport, because the products are lighter and more can be shipped in a single trip.