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  • The Middle East Could Face A Historic Crisis By Century’s End

    11/10/2015 7:55:54 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 11 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-11-2015 | towelhead
    Regarding the Middle East and its oil, the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saed Al Maktoum, longtime Emir of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, once famously remarked: “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel.” It’s an apt reminder of the finite nature of oil resources, and, of course, the wealth it brings. But, and this is what the Sheikh was getting at, it’s also a call for prudence and thoughtful...
  • Newsom Focuses on Guns Not Water

    11/08/2015 6:43:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    If you have not heard of Gavin Newsom, know that he is currently the Lt. Governor of California and he aims to take over the governor's job from Jerry Brown in 2018. His path was cleared when Kamala Harris decided to move to Washington and take over Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat. Mr. Newsom announced he will be sponsoring a statewide initiative to further strengthen the gun laws in California, which are already the toughest in the nation. (Note: I am neither a gun owner nor member of the NRA. Also, I have read the initiative and interviewed the organization...
  • LA resident infuriates his neighbors by using a 11.8 MILLION GALLONS of water a year...

    11/08/2015 5:49:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/08/15 | Christopher Brennan
    Who is the 'Wet Prince of Bel-Air'? LA resident infuriates his neighbors by using a 11.8 MILLION GALLONS of water a year despite the severe drought as a 'posse' sets out to identify him Residents of a posh Los Angeles neighborhood furious after their neighbor used 11.8million gallons of water while others cut back to preserve the precious resource in the middle of California's drought. Authorities have refused to identify the 'Wet Prince of Bel Air' , whose home used roughly 90 times the amount for an average household during the year that ended in April. Some more rural communities...
  • Interior finds EPA caused mine spill it hoped to avoid

    10/22/2015 5:46:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2015 4:08 PM EDT | Matthew Brown
    Government investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a 3 million gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine, saying an EPA cleanup crew rushed its work and failed to consider the complex engineering involved, triggering the very blowout it hoped to avoid. The spill that fouled rivers in three states would have been avoided had the EPA team checked on water levels inside the Gold King Mine before digging into a collapsed and leaking mine entrance, Interior Department investigators concluded.
  • EPA Employees Load Obama, Dems With Dough

    08/12/2015 8:54:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 11, 2015 | KATHRYN WATSON
    Environmental Protection Agency employees are supposed to work in a non-partisan way but that hasnt kept them from donating more than a quarter of a million dollars to Democrats in recent elections, a Daily News Caller Foundation analysis has found. Data compiled by OpenSecrets.org shows that in the 2012 and 2014 election cycles, contributors who listed EPA as their employer gave 90 percent, or $331,174, of their total federal campaign donations to Democrats, and just nine percent, or $32,891, to Republicans. Those numbers may actually understate the number of EPA employees making political contributions because the analysis doesnt include those...
  • Animas, Animals, Animus! (Abolish the EPA suggests Todd Seavey)

    08/12/2015 7:51:37 AM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Splice Today ^ | August 12, 2015 | Todd Seavey
    The so-called Environmental Protection Agency will face no fines over some of its regulators accidentally dumping a million gallons of mining waste containing heavy metals, as orange as Donald Trump, into the Animas River in Colorado (and points beyond), potentially poisoning fish and livestock alike. Needless to say, when some organization that isnt government causes a disaster like this, theres outrage and there are calls for harsh punishments, even demands that we fundamentally alter our relationship to the earth and renounce greed, devise a whole new economic system run by Al Gore or someone, that sort of thing. In this...
  • Big Government as the New Terminator

    08/20/2015 6:34:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Social observers from Aristotle and Juvenal to James Madison and George Orwell have all warned of the dangers of out-of-control government. Lately, we have seen plenty of proof that they were frighteningly correct.</p> <p>The Environmental Protection Agency spilled 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into a tributary of the Animas River in Colorado. The stinky yellow flume of old mine waste -- rife with cancer-causing mercury and arsenic -- threatens to pollute the drinking and recreational water of three states.</p>
  • Another EPA disaster, this time in rural Georgia

    08/20/2015 3:37:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Watchdog ^ | August 20, 2015 | Tori Richards
    Still reeling from a disaster it created at a Colorado gold mine, the EPA has so far avoided criticism for a similar toxic waste spill in Georgia. In Greensboro, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sending the deadly sediment into a nearby creek. Though that accident took place five months ago, the hazard continues ... The sediment flows carry dangerous mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium downstream to the Lake Oconee and then to Oconee River home to many federally and state protected species. Lead in the soil is 20,000 times higher than...
  • EPA admits never planned for worst-case scenario at site of toxic mine spill(also edited tapes)

    09/10/2015 5:49:20 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    foxnews ^ | 9/9/15
    The Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Wednesday that it did not plan for the "worst-case scenario" at a Colorado mine clean-up operation -- where that scenario unfolded last month when a toxic mine spill sent millions of gallons of sludge into Western rivers. Mathy Stanislaus, an EPA assistant administrator, testified at the first congressional hearing on the mine disaster. He defended the agency's transparency but said a team has concluded the agency's response plan did not account for a blowout. ADVERTISEMENT "The investigation team also concluded that the emergency response component of the plan did not include the worst-case scenario of...
  • Gold King spill leads to state-control discussion ( EPA: Colorado )

    09/16/2015 5:05:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Herald ^ | September 15, 2015 | Peter Marcus
    The recent Gold King Mine wastewater spill could breathe new life into a conversation about state control over federal lands. A meeting of the Water Resources Review Committee on Tuesday offered a glimpse into the issue, as state lawmakers had their first opportunity since the Aug. 5 spill to ask questions as an official panel. An Environmental Protection Agency-contracted team was performing reclamation work on the Gold King Mine near Silverton when an error during excavation caused an estimated 3 million gallons of orange sludge to pour into the Animas River. The water initially tested for spikes in heavy metals....
  • BUSTED! EPA Violated Endangered Species Law in Animas Spill

    09/17/2015 12:06:55 PM PDT · by kitchen · 13 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | September 17, 2015 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    Sweet Gods of Karma, we cried nerd tears of joy today watching the EPA getting nailed for violating the sacred Endangered Species Act for their negligence in the Animas River spill. Turns out that it is very illegal, as in, criminal and civil charges illegal, when someone does not consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service prior to undertaking a project that poses a threat to endangered critters. In this case, downstream fish. But, but, but, we didnt mean to spill all of that acid and lead and whatnot into the river, stammered EPA Chief Gina McCarthy. That didnt satisfy...
  • New Mexico official: EPA kept water data secret after spill

    09/17/2015 1:36:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2015 4:20 PM EDT | Matthew Brown
    Federal officials refused to share water-quality data for weeks following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, New Mexicos top environmental regulator said Thursday. The move by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency aimed to downplay the severity of the spill, hobbling the states response, said Ryan Flynn, New Mexico secretary of Environment. His criticisms, aired before a U.S. House committee investigating the Aug. 5 accident, offered more fodder for congressional Republicans eager to find fault with a federal agency they perceive as having an anti-business agenda. An EPA cleanup team accidentally triggered...
  • New Mexico official: EPA kept water data secret after spill

    09/18/2015 1:11:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 9/17/15 | MATTHEW BROWN
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials refused for weeks to share water-quality data with their state counterparts following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, New Mexico's top environmental regulator testified Thursday. The move by federal agencies aimed to downplay the severity of the spill, hobbling the state's response to the high levels of arsenic, lead and other contaminants involved in the spill, New Mexico Secretary of Environment Ryan Flynn said. His criticisms, aired before a U.S. House committee investigating the Aug. 5 accident, offered more fodder for congressional Republicans eager to find...
  • Navajo Nation Furious Over Government Inaction Over Animas River Spill

    09/18/2015 6:00:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    In August, the Environmental Protection Agency, in their infinite wisdom, decided to let three million gallons of toxic water from the abandoned Gold King Mine contaminate the Animas River. The EPA was sent there on a clean up mission, as the mine had been abandoned for nearly a decadeand accumulating hazardous water waste as a result. All told, the arsenic levels in the river are now 300 times the normal rate, with lead levels at 3,500 times what is considered healthy. The Navajo nation slammed the presidents inaction over the Animas river spill in Colorado that is threatening their...
  • SIDING WITH THE EPA: Bennet Votes for Waters of The U.S. Rule ( Colorado )

    11/05/2015 6:59:42 AM PST · by george76 · 2 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | November 4, 2015
    While everyone was voting in Colorado elections Tuesday, scant attention was paid to how our U.S. Senators voted on a measure that is extremely important to our entire way of life. We'll give you a hint - it's water. A bill by our Wyoming neighbor, Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, would have required the EPA to rewrite the egregious Waters of the United States rule to give states and the agriculture industry more protection. WOTUS, as it's known, is the latest and worstest regulation issued by the Obama administration to regulate ponds and ditches in neighborhoods and farms as navigable...
  • Saudi Arabia buys up land in Arizona; using desert water after drought concerns at home

    11/03/2015 12:04:32 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    abc 15 ^ | Nov 2, 2015 | Joe Bartels
    VICKSBURG, AZ - Like a desert mirage, the Almarai hay farm about 100 miles west of the Valley sprawls out on almost 10,000 acres. Buildings rise from the dust, and an endless stream of delivery trucks come and go. The bustle of activity is from alfalfa feeds as far as the eye can see. Saudi Arabian state-run media reports Almarai bought the land last year. That was after a Saudi government directive to conserve that nation's natural resources. Experts say underground reservoirs and ancient aquifers have almost dried up in Saudi Arabia after decades of modern farming. And since Almarai...
  • Beverly Hills Fined for Not Conserving Enough Water in Drought

    10/31/2015 7:32:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 30, 2015 | Thomson/Reuters
    Upscale Beverly Hills is among four California cities whose water utilities have been fined for not forcing residents to conserve enough water during California's unrelenting four-year drought, officials said on Friday. The wealthy Los Angeles area municipality was fined $61,000 on Thursday, making it the only community not located in a desert to be assessed penalties, the California State Water Resources Board said. "Some urban water suppliers simply have not met the requirements laid before them," said Cris Carrigan, director of the water board's Office of Enforcement. "For these four suppliers, it's been too little too late."
  • Owens Valley at mercy of LA, drought

    10/31/2015 12:35:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Manteca Bulletin ^ | October 28, 2015
    Water in the aqueduct that helped fuel Los Angeles' growth was flowing toward the city Wednesday for the first time in six months after workers removed an earthen and concrete dam that had diverted runoff to the parched Owens Valley. ... Owens Valley ranchers are .. at the mercy of Los Angeles .. LA owns most of the water rights it furtively bought in the early 1900s in a widely chronicled land grab loosely recounted in the movie Chinatown. William Mulholland conceived the gravity-fed channel to slake the growing city's thirst and famously quipped, "There it is. Take it," as...
  • Study reveals hidden talent of mushrooms: They can make it rain

    10/30/2015 12:40:13 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2015 | Michael Harthorne
    Discovery reports researchers documented a previously unknown system in which rain makes mushrooms grow, mushrooms release spores into the atmosphere, and those spores create moisture droplets that could lead to rain. “We can watch big water droplets grow as vapor condenses on (the mushroom spore’s) surface,” study author Nicholas Money tells Discovery. “Nothing else works like this in nature.” This process could be influencing climate patterns around the world, especially in fungus-heavy tropical forests like the Amazon, Gizmodo reports. According to Gizmodo, a single mushroom can "catapult" up to 30,000 spores per second at speeds of up to 4mph. And...
  • Lovely: The EPA Spill In Colorado Was Completely Preventable

    10/25/2015 7:29:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    <p>The Colorado spill would have been avoided had the EPA team checked on water levels inside the inactive Gold King Mine before digging into its collapsed and leaking entrance, a team of engineers from Interior's Bureau of Reclamation concluded in a 132-page report released Thursday.</p>
  • 'Cloud' over Mars leaves scientists baffled

    02/16/2015 5:29:57 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 63 replies
    Phys dot Org ^ | February 16, 2015 | unattributed
    Plumes seen reaching high above the surface of Mars are causing a stir among scientists studying the atmosphere on the Red Planet. On two separate occasions in March and April 2012, amateur astronomers reported definite plume-like features developing on the planet. The plumes were seen rising to altitudes of over 250 km above the same region of Mars on both occasions. By comparison, similar features seen in the past have not exceeded 100 km. "At about 250 km, the division between the atmosphere and outer space is very thin, so the reported plumes are extremely unexpected," says Agustin Sanchez-Lavega of...
  • Rosetta Instrument Reignites Debate on Earth's Oceans

    12/11/2014 2:15:28 AM PST · by iowamark · 27 replies
    NASA ^ | 12/10/14
    The question about the origin of oceans on Earth is one of the most important questions with respect to the formation of our planet and the origin of life. The most popular theory is that water was brought by impacts of comets and asteroids. Data from the Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) instrument aboard the European Space Agencys Rosetta spacecraft indicate that terrestrial water did not come from comets like 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The findings were published today in the journal Science. Researchers agree that water must have been delivered to Earth by small bodies at a later...
  • Water Hidden in the Moon May Have Proto-Earth Origin

    09/15/2013 4:30:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Science News ^ | Sep. 10, 2013 | Europlanet Media Centre
    Water found in ancient Moon rocks might have actually originated from the proto-Earth and even survived the Moon-forming event. Latest research into the amount of water within lunar rocks returned during the Apollo missions is being presented by Jessica Barnes at the European Planetary Science Congress in London on Monday 9th September. The Moon, including its interior, is believed to be much wetter than was envisaged during the Apollo era. The study by Barnes and colleagues at The Open University, UK, investigated the amount of water present in the mineral apatite, a calcium phosphate mineral found in samples of the...
  • We are all made of comet dust

    06/16/2013 12:50:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    The National ^ | Jun 16, 2013
    Man owes a lot to chunks of rock and ice floating through space. From ancient jewellery to water and possibly even the beginnings of life itself, scientists are discovering that comets have contributed in many ways to the development of life on the planet, Robert Matthews writes Since their discovery in an Egyptian cemetery more than a century ago, a handful of metal beads have perplexed archaeologists. As jewellery, the beads seem decidedly downmarket, being made of nothing more glamorous than iron. Yet clearly their owner, dead for more than 5,000 years, held them in great esteem - as do...
  • Man Captures Video Of Strange Explosion In The Sky

    01/03/2013 2:55:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    CBS13) ^ | December 30, 2012 11:59 PM
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) A Sacramento man scanning the night sky caught a sudden burst of light through his telescope. He recorded that strange sight with his smart phone. CBS13 shared the video with experts to see if they could solve the mystery. This mysterious little tale begins earlier this week when Good Day Sacramentos Cody Stark got this message on Facebook: I have something on video no one has ever seen. I had my telescope out, caught an explosion in space. Wanna see the video? Codys response? Absolutely! The video was shot with an iPhone through the eyepiece of a...
  • Comet's water 'like that of Earth's oceans'

    10/05/2011 6:41:44 PM PDT · by decimon · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | October 5, 2011 | Jason Palmer
    Comet Hartley 2 contains water more like that found on Earth than prior comets seem to have, researchers say. A study using the Herschel space telescope aimed to measure the quantity of deuterium, a rare type of hydrogen, present in the comet's water. The comet had just half the amount of deuterium seen in comets. The result, published in Nature, hints at the idea that much of the Earth's water could have initially came from cometary impacts. Just a few million years after its formation, the early Earth was rocky and dry; something must have brought the water that covers...
  • Telescope shoots video of heavenly halo ("mystery flash" filmed from Mauna Kea, Hawaii)

    07/01/2011 1:24:50 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 41 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | July 2, 2011 | By Jim Borg
    The pre-dawn phenomenon, which looks like a huge bubble expanding and then popping, was recorded June 22 by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and the Subaru Telescope. Since then, speculation has run rampant about the source of the early morning flash. Ichi Tanaka, a support astronomer at Subaru Telescope, describes it as "a huge halo of light above the eastern horizon," adding, "It was slowly expanding to over 45 degrees in five minutes or more."
  • Military Covering Up Fireballs From Space

    06/14/2009 2:45:28 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,289+ views
    foxnews ^ | June 11, 2009 | Leonard David
    For 15 years, scientists have benefited from data gleaned by U.S. classified satellites of natural fireball events in Earth's atmosphere but no longer. A recent U.S. military policy decision now explicitly states that observations by hush-hush government spacecraft of incoming bolides and fireballs are classified secret and are not to be released, SPACE.com has learned. The satellites' main objectives include detecting nuclear bomb tests, and their characterizations of asteroids and lesser meteoroids as they crash through the atmosphere has been a byproduct data bonanza for scientists. The upshot: Space rocks that explode in the atmosphere are now classified.
  • Military Covering Up Fireballs From Space....

    06/11/2009 7:42:50 PM PDT · by TaraP · 27 replies · 1,520+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 12th, 2009
    For 15 years, scientists have benefited from data gleaned by U.S. classified satellites of natural fireball events in Earth's atmosphere but no longer. A recent U.S. military policy decision now explicitly states that observations by hush-hush government spacecraft of incoming bolides and fireballs are classified secret and are not to be released, SPACE.com has learned. The satellites' main objectives include detecting nuclear bomb tests, and their characterizations of asteroids and lesser meteoroids as they crash through the atmosphere has been a byproduct data bonanza for scientists. The upshot: Space rocks that explode in the atmosphere are now classified
  • Did Comets Contain Key Ingredients For Life On Earth?

    06/06/2009 10:52:58 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 51 replies · 817+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | April 29, 2009 | Adapted from materials provided by Tel Aviv University
    While investigating the chemical make-up of comets, Prof. Akiva Bar-Nun of the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences at Tel Aviv University found they were the source of missing ingredients needed for life in Earth's ancient primordial soup. "When comets slammed into the Earth through the atmosphere about four billion years ago, they delivered a payload of organic materials to the young Earth, adding materials that combined with Earth's own large reservoir of organics and led to the emergence of life," says Prof. Bar-Nun.
  • Unseen dark comets 'could pose deadly threat to earth'

    02/12/2009 3:29:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies · 403+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Thursday, February 12, 2009 | Kate Devlin
    The comets, of which there could be thousands, are not currently monitored by observatories and space agencies. Most comets and asteroids are monitored in case they start to travel towards earth. But Bill Napier, from Cardiff University, said that many could be going by unnoticed. "There is a case to be made that dark, dormant comets are a significant but largely unseen hazard," he said Scientists estimate that there should be around 3,000 comets in the solar system, but only 25 have so far been identified. "Dark" comets happen when the water on their surface has evaporated, causing them to...
  • Clandestine comets found in main asteroid belt - Earth oceans origin

    03/24/2006 2:26:05 AM PST · by S0122017 · 10 replies · 901+ views
    newscientist space ^ | 23 March 2006
    Clandestine comets found in main asteroid belt 19:00 23 March 2006 NewScientist.com news service Kimm Groshong You do not have to look to the outer edges of the solar system, or even out beyond Neptune to observe a reservoir of comets. A bevy of the ice-containing bodies lies disguised as main-belt asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, claim astronomers from the University of Hawaii, US. David Jewitt and Henry Hsieh have dubbed the new population "main belt comets". They describe three objects with near circular, flat orbits in the asteroid belt that stream volatile materials, producing an observable tail for weeks...
  • The Comet and the Future of Science

    03/10/2006 12:31:00 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies · 367+ views
    Thunderbolts.info ^ | Feb 27, 2006
    Though NASA officials have said nothing on the subject, astronomy today is on the edge of a critical shift in perceptiona revolution that could redefine our view of the heavens. Credit NASA Above, the Great Comet of 1996, Hyakutake. The stunning discovery of X-ray emissions from the visitor was a milestone in comet science, as was the discovery that the comet's coherent and filamentary ion tail spanned more than 350 million miles. Proponents of the Electric Universe say that a revolution in the sciences is inescapable, and they believe the failure of modern comet theory could be the tipping point....
  • Satellite Photo: What is this?

    05/17/2005 10:16:11 AM PDT · by demlosers · 41 replies · 1,137+ views
    Google Maps FL 33409 ^ | 17 May 2005 | Digital Globe, EarthSat
    Click here to see: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=33409&ll=26.748651,-80.074550&spn=0.005622,0.007875&t=k&hl=en
  • Ancient civilization: Cracking the Indus script

    10/21/2015 3:47:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Nature ^ | Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | Andrew Robinson
    Whatever their differences, all Indus researchers agree that there is no consensus on the meaning of the script. There are three main problems. First, no firm information is available about its underlying language. Was this an ancestor of Sanskrit or Dravidian, or of some other Indian language family, such as Munda, or was it a language that has disappeared? Linear B was deciphered because the tablets turned out to be in an archaic form of Greek; Mayan glyphs because Mayan languages are still spoken. Second, no names of Indus rulers or personages are known from myths or historical records: no...
  • Yale Study On Fracking Contaminating Drinking Water Finds Surprising Results

    10/19/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 10/14/2015 | Andrew Follett
    The Sierra Club should start printing retractions (something theyve been getting a lot of practice doing), because researchers from Yale University have concluded that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, doesnt contaminate drinking water! [There is] no evidence of association with deeper brines or long-range migration of these compounds to the shallow aquifers concludes the new study, which was published in the highly prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The study, the largest of its kind, sampled 64 private water wells near fracking sites to determine if they could be contaminated by fracking fluids. [The chemicals] are likely not a...
  • Hunter survives 6 days without water in Australian Outback

    10/13/2015 7:47:21 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    news10.com ^ | 10-13-15 | Ali Stewart
    A 62-year-old recreational hunter lost in a hot and arid region of the Australian Outback survived without water for six days by eating ants, police said Tuesday. Reg Foggerdy left a car driven by his brother late Wednesday in pursuit of a camel in the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia state, Police Superintendent Andy Greatwood said. After his brother alerted authorities, police trackers found the former miner sitting under a tree on Tuesday morning 15 kilometers (9 miles) from where he became lost. He just spent the last two days under a tree eating black ants and that sustained...
  • Can making seawater drinkable quench the world's thirst?

    10/13/2015 6:36:11 AM PDT · by moose07 · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 October 2015 | By Padraig Belton
    Producing fresh drinking water from the sea - desalination - has always seemed to be the most obvious answer to water shortages.Our oceans cover more than 70% of the earth's surface and contain 97% of its water. But the energy needed to achieve this seemingly simple process has been costly. Now, thanks to new technologies, costs have been halved and huge desalination plants are opening around the world.The largest seawater desalination plant ever, Israel's Sorek plant near Tel Aviv, just ramped up to full production. It will make 624 million litres of drinkable water daily, and sell 1,000 litres -...
  • The universe's most miraculous molecule

    10/10/2015 3:26:57 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 42 replies
    The Conversation, Phys.org ^ | October 9, 2015 | Richard Gunderman
    It's the second most abundant substance in the universe. It dissolves more materials than any other solvent. It stores incredible amounts of energy. Life as we know it would not be possible without it. And although it covers more than 70% of the Earth's surface, many parts of the world are in dire straits for lack of it. What is it? The answer, of course, is water. In some ways, water is one of the substances we know best, in part because it makes up 75% of our bodies. Every day we drink it, bathe in it, clean with it...
  • Sixth Circuit Court Court blocks Obamas EPA water rule nationwide

    10/09/2015 2:03:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/2015 | By Timothy Cama
    A federal court ruled Friday that President Obamas regulation to protect small waterways from pollution cannot be enforced nationwide. In a 2-1 ruling, the Cincinnati-based Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit delivered a stinging defeat to Obamas most ambitious effort to keep streams and wetlands clean, saying it looks likely that the rule, dubbed Waters of the United States, is illegal. We conclude that petitioners have demonstrated a substantial possibility of success on the merits of their claims, the judges wrote in their decision, explaining that the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) new guidelines for determining whether water is subject...
  • EPA triggers another toxic spill in Colorado

    10/09/2015 9:25:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/9/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Once again, the EPA, rather than preventing pollution, is causing toxic spill at a mine in Colorado. Last August 5th it was the Gold King Mine, and the 3 million gallon spill polluted the Animas River. This time, it was the Standard Mine, near Crested Butte, and 2000 gallons of wastewater flowed into a nearby creek. And the EPA, once again, is guilty of misconduct.
  • EPA triggers another wastewater spill at Colorado superfund site ( Crested Butte )

    10/08/2015 9:28:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 8, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Once again the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] has failed to notify the appropriate local officials and agencies of the spill in a timely manner. These are the words of U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) of Colorados 3rd Congressional District in response to another toxic spill resulting from EPA activities at an abandoned mine in western Colorado. According to the Denver Post, an EPA mine crew working Thursday at the Standard Mine in the mountains near Crested Butte, triggered another spill of some 2,000 gallons of wastewater into a nearby mountain creek. Supporting Tiptons remarks to Watchdog Arena, the Denver Post...
  • Breaking: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals puts a NATIONAL stay on Obamas EPA Water Power Grab

    10/09/2015 9:51:15 AM PDT · by 100American · 20 replies
    Redstate ^ | ctober 9th, 2015 at 12:30 PM | Moe Lane
    OK, heres the background. Once upon a time, the Obama administration decided to implement a ruling without the input of Congress, mind you that defined waters of the U.S. to include virtually any wet area even a rain-fed temporary pool that is close to any other body of water with a physical connection to a navigable waterway. As you can imagine, this was and is a massive attempt to extend the reach of the regulatory State into areas that they do not traditionally have the ability to go into. By making essentially all waters federal waters,...
  • First on CNN: Trump sent prank care package to Rubio (Spring Water)

    10/05/2015 3:08:22 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 211 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Noah Gray
    Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Sen. Marco Rubio with a special delivery for his rival: "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water." Trump has previously trained his fire on Rubio, claiming he has the worst voting attendance record in the U.S. Senate and that he sweats a lot. But CNN learned that the Trump campaign sent a "care package" to Rubio's Washington campaign office that contained a 24-bottle case of "Trump Ice Natural Spring Water," with Trump's face on it, two "Make America Great Again" towels and bumper stickers and a note reading, "Since you're always sweating, we thought you...
  • Smart Meters, Watching Our Lives

    10/05/2015 7:17:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Unbeknownst to most of us, homes are now fitted with smart water meters, smart gas meters, and smart appliances that communicate with each other and with the mother ship. Under the guise of climate change advocacy which pretends to save the planet from a non-existent anthropogenic global warming, people across the globe have been forced by utilities and their governments to accept smart meters as readers of their electricity consumption. I called these smart meters in my book, U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy, drones attached to our homes. Smart meters are being deployed without debate and without the informed consent...
  • Journey to Mars lies through the moon

    10/02/2015 1:11:29 PM PDT · by Marcus · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The discovery of water on the surface of Mars, which just happened to coincide with the premiere of the hit film The Martian, starring Matt Damon as an astronaut marooned on the Red Planet, has caused some degree of excitement for space enthusiasts. NASA is particularly inspired because its central organizing project is the journey to Mars which is scheduled to put astronauts on the Martian surface by the 2030s. The discovery and the movie certainly would not hurt the effort to gin up support for the humans to Mars program.
  • Big NASA Mars mystery announcement gets watered down

    09/28/2015 5:23:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I was seeing tease lines in the news over the weekend and on the NASA twitter feed hinting at a major announcement which would come out today. That spurred the usual rounds of speculation with the most popular candidate being that they turned up some form of life or perhaps a fossil or something along those lines. (Personally I was pitching for a large black obelisk of some sort full of stars, but you can only ask for so much.) I honestly wasn’t getting my hopes up too far because they’ve played these games before. Rather than just announcing what...
  • Life on Mars? NASA Finds Flowing Water on Barren Planet

    09/28/2015 4:27:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/15
    Dark streaks on Mars's surface may indicate liquid water on the barren planet, the National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) revealed Monday. We now know Mars was once a planet very much like Earth with warm salty seas and fresh water lakes, Jim Green, NASA's planetary science director, stated. But something has happened to Mars, it lost its water. But recent photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show long, dark streaks - some as long as 100m - which scientists believe could be a live source of flowing water - and, just maybe, could prove the existence of life (or...
  • Evidence found of "flowing liquid water" on Mars: NASA

    09/28/2015 8:57:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Robert Ferris
    Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence yet that "flowing liquid water" exists on Mars, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Monday morning.
  • Water Is Flowing on Mars

    09/28/2015 8:53:15 AM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    Atlantic ^ | September 28, 2015 | ADRIENNE LAFRANCE
    Right now, 140 million miles away, somewhere on the frigid surface of Mars, there is water forming. Scientists announced they have strong evidence that briny water flows on the planet, a critical step toward identifying possible life on Mars. Water is essential to life as we know it, wrote Lujendra Ojha, Mary Beth Wilhelm, and their co-authors in a paper published Monday in Nature Geoscience. The presence of liquid water on Mars today has astrobiological, geologic and hydrologic implications and may affect future human exploration. If this announcement, which NASA billed as major in the days leading up to...