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  • Water Main Break Next to UCLA Prompts Flooding on Campus, Closure of Sunset Blvd.

    07/29/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 55 replies
    abc ^ | 7/29/14
    LIVE VIDEO AT THE LINK A 102-year-old water main broke in Westwood Tuesday, sending water flooding into streets and the UCLA campus, stranding people and vehicles and prompting the closure of Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday. The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) The water main break sent a geyser gushing into the air on July 29, 2014. (Credit: KTLA) People were stranded by the rising water, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was called to the incident shortly before 3:30 p.m. Three people were rescued from parking structures,...
  • California couple may be charged $500 for not watering lawn, or $500 for watering it

    07/25/2014 4:43:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Ahh, government: In this week’s “Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t” file: A Southern California couple received a letter from Glendora city officials threatening to fine them $500 if they don’t get their sun-scorched brown lawn green again, reports AP. Which Laura Whitney and Michael Korte would gladly do, except for one thing: They could also be fined $500 if they water their lawn too much; they’re currently only watering twice a week. With more than 80% of California in an extreme drought, according to the Los Angeles Times, the state water board voted this week to...
  • Can Simply Being Near the Ocean Wash Away Stress?

    07/23/2014 5:17:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    CBS ^ | July 22, 2014
    A new book sets out to answer some big questions about the brain and bodies of water. "Blue Mind" explores why so many of us are drawn to the ocean, and how this scientifically connects to our health and happiness, CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports. Most of us know that feeling of calm we get when we are on, in or just near the water. "This is what you want if you're in the midst of a stressful week," said Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist and conservationist who lives near the central coast of California. "You just want...
  • California Pot Farms Use 50% More Water than City of San Francisco

    07/23/2014 8:09:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Scientists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are warning that streams harboring endangered salmon and steelhead could go dry because of the heavy water consumption by marijuana growers. During the growing season, California pot farms consume 60 million gallons of water a day. That equals 50% more than is consumed by the entire city of San Francisco. ... Two men were arrested were arrested last week at a Santa Cruz County pot farm that state authorities said used diverted stream water and threatened steelhead trout and endangered Central Coast Coho salmon. The raid netted 180 mature marijuana plants...
  • Detroit Residents of All Colors Need to Pay Their Water Bills

    07/23/2014 6:35:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    Theres nothing in the United States Constitution stating Americans have the right not to pay their bills. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to our nation, notes the only unalienable rights we have are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet thousands of Detroit residents think they have the right not to pay their water bills and demand their water remain on. About 80,000 residential water accounts are past due to the tune of $43 million. The audacity of freeloaders! Detroit is an $18 billion bankrupt mess, struggling quite literally to keep the lights on and...
  • ISIS CUTTING OFF WATER SUPPLY TO CHRISTIANS, KURDS IN REGIONS THEY DO NOT CONTROL

    07/22/2014 11:49:18 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014, 10:22 AM PDT | by FRANCES MARTEL
    The Islamic State-- formerly Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)-- has previously used water as a destructive tool to destroy crops and dams in Shi'ite territory. Now, ISIS is attempting to deprive major Christian strongholds of water through their control of pipe systems. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the city most affected by ISIS's new campaign to deny water to as many Christians and Shi'ites in Iraq as possible is the city of Qaraqosh, currently under control of Kurdish Peshmerga forces and, thus, impenetrable to the terrorist jihadist group. Their only current connection to Qaraqosh is a water pipeline from...
  • Progressives Rally in Detroit Demand Free Water, Where Do You Expect Us to S***??

    07/21/2014 3:41:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-19-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A prominent sign at the Detroit water protest..."Where do you expect us to sh**?"Detroit liberals marched to demand free water on Friday. The leftists don’t believe they should have to pay for it. It’s not their responsibility.Hollywood liberal Mark Ruffalo joined the protesters to demand free water as did many attendees from Netroots Nation. Mark Ruffalo is in Detroit fighting water shutoffs. The Avengers actor leading the march downtown. pic.twitter.com/HRik6VWxdn
  • At Detroit Water Rally, Congressman Conyers Tells Water Department To "Keep Your Paws Off The Water"

    07/19/2014 4:11:52 PM PDT · by absentee · 66 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/19/14 | Caleb Howe
    The bankrupt city of Detroit has a water problem. The city is trying to collect over $90 million dollars in unpaid water bills. As part of that effort, thousands of residents have had their service cut off. On Friday, in conjunction with the NetrootsNation conference, a rally and march were held to protest the service interruptions and demand the water be turned back on regardless of any money owed. Congressman John Conyers spoke to the crowd at the march, demanding that corporations pay up what they owe so that residents who owe can have their bills covered. "We're gonna fight...
  • 20 Signs The Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic

    07/17/2014 1:12:09 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 166 replies
    Prophecy Newswatch ^ | July 17, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    20 Signs The Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic July 17, 2014 | Michael Snyder When scientists start using phrases such as "the worst drought" and "as bad as you can imagine" to describe what is going on in the western half of the country, you know that things are bad. Thanks to an epic drought that never seems to end, we are witnessing the beginning of a water crisis that most people never even dreamed was possible in this day and age. The state of California is getting ready to ban people from watering...
  • Pressure builds against EPA water proposal

    07/15/2014 9:49:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    California Farm Bureau Federation ^ | June 18, 2014 | Kate Campbell
    Proposed changes to the federal Clean Water Act have roiled farmers across the nation and created an uproar among many other water usersincluding cities and counties with parks and recreation areas, golf courses and local water agencies. If adopted, the proposed rule changes would expand the definition of "waters of the United States" to potentially allow federal agencies to regulate virtually every area of ground in the nation that gets wet or has flow during rainfall. California Farm Bureau Federation leaders were in Washington, D.C., in mid-May to explain to lawmakers face to face the damage the proposed changes could...
  • Mesa County Opposes Proposed EPA Water Rules ( Colorado )

    07/15/2014 9:34:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    KREX ^ | 15 Jul 2014 | Angel Russell
    Mesa County Commissioners approved a resolution on Monday to oppose the nationwide Clean Water Act, commonly referred to as Waters of the U.S. ... The proposed nationwide rule would expand the jurisdiction of what waters would be regulated by the federal government. This expansion would include dry washes, roadside ditches, and drainage ditches throughout Mesa County. ... the board of commissioners also expressed their concern since they see no apparent public benefit from the proposed rule
  • Drought Shaming Pitting Neighbors Against Neighbors On Social Media

    07/14/2014 5:32:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | July 11, 2014 | Anjali Hemphill
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) Neighbors are tattling on neighbors for wasting water and some are taking their drought shaming to social media. If youve ever had the feeling youre being watched while you water your lawn, theres a good chance you are during this historic drought. In Sacramento, water wasters can face fines, and the enforcer may be someone who lives right next door. Terrance Davis with the city department of utilities says hes seeing a trend of drought shaming. Our water use complaint calls have gone up exponentially from the last 2 years, he said. Karen Halbo lives in River...
  • WATER POLICY: EPA chief reaches out to farmers on muddled rule proposal

    07/10/2014 8:43:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    E&E ^ | July 9, 2014 | Annie Snider
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Obama administration's attempt to assuage farmers' and ranchers' fears about a major Clean Water Act proposal has drawn flak from all corners, forcing the U.S. EPA administrator herself to concede yesterday that there are "legitimate concerns" with the effort. At issue is the interpretive rule for agriculture that the Obama administration released in March in tandem with a major proposal to increase the number of streams and wetlands that receive automatic Clean Water Act protection following years of regulatory uncertainty. Administrator Gina McCarthy said on a call with reporters yesterday that the interpretive rule was intended...
  • It Begins US Citizen Goes to Jail for Collecting Rain Water

    07/09/2014 1:57:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 117 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 9, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property, went to jail today. ... Gary Harrington will be serving in jail until September 2014 for collecting rainwater. ... Im sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty, Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.
  • Detroit Water Shutoffs: A Human Rights Crisis Turning to Tragedy

    07/07/2014 9:14:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Non-Profit Quarterly ^ | July 7, 2014 | Rick Cohen
    Why spend so much time commenting on Detroit? Because the city of more than 700,000 people is bankrupt, turning the water off on over one hundred thousand water customers, and now axing the contracts of nonprofit human service groups that have been providing safety net services for Detroits legions of poor people residing in devastated neighborhoods. Is there any hope? Inell Byrd, a 41-year-old home health aide still living in Detroits North End, told New York Times writer James Eligon, I know the city is coming back. That was the concluding sentence of Eligons moving portrait of residents of the...
  • California Flooded With People Tattling on 'Water Wasters'

    07/06/2014 7:16:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    California's drought is creating a deluge of tattletales, after government officials encouraged residents to snitch on their neighbors for wasting water. The state declared a drought emergency five months ago, but residents have only cut their water usage by about 5 percent, reports The New York Times, cutting back much less than the 20 percent Gov. Jerry Brown asked for in January. And since people aren't heeding the warnings from the state, cities in the state are asking residents to report their neighbors for wasting water, and are finding that people are all too willing to tell on each other....
  • 9 Misdemeanors, $1500 in Fines and 30 Days in Jail, All Over Disputed Rainwater Rights

    07/05/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | July 4 2014 | Tim Walker
    One has to ask you who owns the rainwater that falls from the sky? If you said the property owner then Im sorry to say you are dead wrong. Gary Harrington has been in the news as of late and this week he entered a local jail to serve 30 days for collecting rainwater on his property. The issue at heart is the dispute of who really owns the water, snow and collective run-off that falls from the sky. Gary Harrington will begin serving a 30 day jail sentence for refusing to back down on that issue that surrounds his...
  • NM ranching family tells feds: Dont fence us out

    07/03/2014 9:51:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rob Nikolewski
    Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species. Now, the U.S. Forest Service, which oversees the Santa Fe National Forest, is considering erecting a series of 8-foot high fences to protect the mouses habitat. The Luceros, members of the San Diego Cattlemans Association and holders of grazing permits with the federal government, say the fences will lock out their cattle as well as those of other permit holders from ever returning to the meadow where the livestock graze for 20 days in the spring and up to 40 days...
  • I almost hit a Deer last night. How are they surviving this drought?

    07/03/2014 4:32:07 PM PDT · by lee martell · 58 replies
    July, 3, 2014 | lee martell
    I was heading home after visiting friends in Emmeryville, a small industrial town near the Oakland/ Berkeley borders. It was a little after 11pm when I made a left turn off the freeway, onto my neighborhood block. The night fog had begun to gather, floating slightly above the cooling earth. I was approaching the first traffic stop at a four way intersection when I saw something spring up near the passenger side of my car. What I first thought was a very large Great Dane turned out to be a mature adult deer. Although I should have known no one...
  • IN DRY CALIFORNIA, WATER FETCHING RECORD PRICES

    07/03/2014 12:51:38 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 2, 2014 1:32 AM EDT | GARANCE BURKE
    Home California In dry California, water fetching record prices SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in. As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, two water districts and a pair of landowners in the heart of the state's farmland are making millions of dollars by auctioning off their private caches. Nearly 40 others also are seeking to sell their surplus water this year, according to state and federal records. Economists say it's been decades since the water market has been this...
  • Why trading water futures could be in our future

    07/02/2014 2:29:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/02/2014 | Patti Domm
    Water is the one natural resource required to sustain all life on the planet, making it already the most important commodity on Earth. Although it has been fought over, sold, diverted, dammed, claimed by governments and overseen by authorities, Wall Street has never really gotten its hands in it the way it has with, say, oil. Looking ahead into the next quarter century, clean drinkable water is expected to become more scarce as the human population grows and climate change shifts the shorelines and weather patterns. So the question is, Will this most precious commodity become a traded resource that...
  • U.N. to intervene in Detroit water shutoffs: Talks on 'human-rights violations' planned w/Obama

    07/02/2014 11:53:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 30, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Watch out, Detroit. Here comes the United Nations. WND has learned that after issuing a statement last week condemning Detroits decision to send water shut-off notices to tens of thousands of customers behind in their payments, the U.N now plans to conduct confidential policy discussions with the Obama administration to be followed by a formal public report to the U.N. Human Rights Council. On Monday, the U.N. Human Rights Councils office in Geneva confirmed to WND that the U.N. plans to intervene directly in the Detroit water crisis, determined to apply international law to judge the U.S. in violation of...
  • Lake Michigan water levels rising: dilemma or not?

    07/02/2014 10:54:51 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 28 replies
    FOX32 Chicago ^ | 7-1-14 | By Larry Yellen, FOX 32 News Legal Analyst
    "A wet spring, and heavy winter snows, also raised lake levels. So, what's ahead? Researcher Olga Lyandres of the Alliance for the Great Lakes said that it's difficult to say, but fluctuations are a sign of a healthy ecosystem. The most recent models suggest that it could either rise or fall, compared to the long term average, said Lyandres."
  • This Woman Wants the UN to Keep Detroit from Shutting Off People's Water (Boo-hoo)

    06/30/2014 10:54:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Vice ^ | June 28, 2014 | Muna Mire
    As Detroit prepares for a sweltering summer, thousands of residents are having their water shut off by the city because they cannot afford it. At a rate of 3,000 households per week since March, Detroit has made the executive decision to shut off the tap of some 150,000 of its residents for as little as being behind by two payments. On the ground, groups like Detroit Water Brigade have popped up with emergency plans to stockpile donated drinkable water, implement affordable rainwater collection systems for potable and sanitary use, and strategies to create networks for distribution. Detroit is a struggling...
  • Majority Of Delinquent Detroit Water Customers In Culture Of: Youre Not Making Me Pay

    06/30/2014 7:36:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    WWJ-AM Newsradio 950 ^ | June 26, 2014 | Marie Osborne
    Several people protested outside the Detroit Water And Sewerage Department building Thursday, saying customers are having service cut off at an alarming rate and the practice is inhumane. Organizer David Bullock with the Change Agent Consortium says the water department is going after customers that may be as little as $150 delinquent and says the department ignores large corporations which are behind. People always want to attack the poor why are we attacking poor people? he asked. But when asked which large companies are behind in their payments, Bullock would only say that WWJ should research the issue. I...
  • Cutting off water to Detroit's poor 'an affront to human rights,' says UN

    06/29/2014 8:22:34 PM PDT · by RC one · 32 replies
    RT ^ | June 27, 2014 22:55
    Residents of Detroit, Michigan who are $150 or two months past-due on their water bills are having their water shut off by the bankrupt city. Now, even the United Nations has stepped in, saying Detroit is in violation of the human right to water.
  • Thousands go without water as Detroit cuts service for nonpayment

    06/29/2014 4:54:35 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 277 replies
    LA Times ^ | 28 June 14 | Alana Semuels
    Nicole Hill holds up her past-due water bill at her home in Detroit. Her water has been off for about six weeks. It has been six weeks since the city turned off Nicole Hill's water. Dirty dishes are piled in the sink of her crowded kitchen, where the yellow-and-green linoleum floor is soiled and sticky. A small garbage can is filled with water from a neighbor, while a bigger one sits outside in the yard, where she hopes it will collect some rain. She's developed an intricate recycling system of washing the dishes, cleaning the floor and flushing the...
  • Cutting off water to Detroit's poor 'an affront to human rights,' says UN

    06/29/2014 1:53:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    RT ^ | June 27, 2014
    Residents of Detroit, Michigan who are $150 or two months past-due on their water bills are having their water shut off by the bankrupt city. Now, even the United Nations has stepped in, saying Detroit is in violation of the human right to water. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is facing $5 billion in bad debt, and is scrambling to recoup its losses. The city, which filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in history last year, argues that the financial burden of paying water bills has been put on the back burner by many families who didnt believe services...
  • We are hiding out with no water: Detroit privatizers deny poor people their right to water

    06/28/2014 5:50:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 163 replies
    The San Francisco Bay View - A National Black Newspaper ^ | June 28, 2014 | Tiny aka Lisa Gray-Garcia, Poor News Network
    Every week, as some 3,000 additional families water is shut off by their public utility, Detroiters protest on Freedom Friday. We are hiding out in our own house with no water, Shelah, a 15-year-old youth and poverty skola whispered on the phone to me. She went on to tell me she and her mama and 9-year-old brother were among thousands of poor families who have had their water service cut off in the last few months by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. Since spring, up to 3,000 Detroit households per week have been getting their water shut off ...
  • Detroit: How the Left Made Water More Expensive Than Cell Phones

    Detroit: How the Left Made Water More Expensive Than Cell PhonesPosted By Arnold Ahlert On June 24, 2014 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The latest news from Detroit, the poster child for failed progressive policies that have dominated that city for more than a half-century, is not good. In March of 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced it would begin cutting off water service for customers at least 60 days overdue or more than $150 behind in their water bill payments. Activists outraged by the decision have taken their case outside the city—all the way...
  • Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Cant Pay Their Bill

    06/23/2014 12:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 06/23/2014
    Its a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers? Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says its a possibility but for now, the water bills must be paid. We do have programs that do help those that are just totally in need; cant afford it but we also know that there are also people who cant afford it would can not pay and we know this because, once we shut water off, the next day they are in paying the bill in full....
  • Detroit activists call for UN help as city shuts off water for thousands

    06/22/2014 6:32:43 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 75 replies
    AlJezeera ^ | June 22, 2014 12:51PM ET | by Peter Moskowitz @ptrmsk
    Detroit has too much of some things stray dogs, abandoned houses and not enough of others, such as residents who pay their water bills. The latest sign of Detroits decline came from the citys water department, when it said in March it would begin shutting off water for up to 3,000 homes and businesses a week in an attempt to stop the utility from sliding even further into debt. The announcement sparked outrage among activists groups, who say the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is going after the citys most vulnerable citizens to shore up its bottom...
  • Fears of EPA land grab create groundswell against water rule

    06/21/2014 12:21:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 21, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Lawmakers are up in arms over an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal that they fear could give federal officials expansive new powers over private property and farmland. The EPA is seeking to redefine what bodies of water fall under the agencys jurisdiction for controlling pollution. The scope of the final Clean Water Act (CWA) rule is of critical importance, as any area covered would require a federal permit for certain activities. The rule is facing a groundswell of opposition from lawmakers, who fear the EPA is engaged in a land grab that could stop farmers and others from building fences,...
  • Inflation? Only If You Look At Food, Water, Gas, Electricity And Everything Else

    06/20/2014 8:49:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/20/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Have you noticed that prices are going up rapidly? If so, you are certainly not alone. But Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, the Obama administration and the mainstream media would have us believe that inflation is completely under control and exactly where it should be. Perhaps if the highly manipulated numbers that they quote us were real, everything would be fine. But of course the way that the inflation rate is calculated has been changed more than 20 times since the 1970s, and at this point it bears so little relation to reality that it is essentially meaningless. Anyone that...
  • FUBAR II: China must import more water than the US imports oil

    06/18/2014 9:51:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 06/18/2014 | Simon Black
    In one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted of Chinas bubblicious property market, Professor Gan Li at Texas A&M University estimates that there are a whopping 49 million vacant homes in China right now. As a percentage, this is twice the vacancy rate that the US housing market experienced at the peak of its recent bubble suggesting that China has a rather painful housing collapse in store. This should be a brutal blow to the economy given that housing comprised 15% of GDP last year. And the slowdown is already apparent. In fact, Chinas president Xi Jinping uncharacteristically announced...
  • Rare Mineral Ringwoodite Included within Diamond Points to Oceans beneath Earth

    06/16/2014 3:14:38 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Mar 14, 2014 | Sci-News.com
    First terrestrial discovery of an extremely rare mineral called ringwoodite confirms theory about huge water reservoirs 410 to 660 km beneath the surface of our planet, says a team of researchers led by Prof Graham Pearson from the University of Alberta, Canada.
  • Earth may have underground 'ocean' three times that on surface

    06/13/2014 12:23:50 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 69 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 13 June 2014 04.53 BST | Melissa Davey
    Scientists say rock layer hundreds of miles down holds vast amount of water, opening up new theories on how planet formed After decades of searching scientists have discovered that a vast reservoir of water, enough to fill the Earths oceans three times over, may be trapped hundreds of miles beneath the surface, potentially transforming our understanding of how the planet was formed. The water is locked up in a mineral called ringwoodite about 660km (400 miles) beneath the crust of the Earth, researchers say. Geophysicist Steve Jacobsen from Northwestern University in the US co-authored the study published in the journal...
  • World's largest water reservoir found deep in earth

    06/13/2014 3:41:21 AM PDT · by rjbemsha · 30 replies
    Indo Asian News Service ^ | 13 June 2014 | Anon
    In what could quench the thirst of billions of people in the future, researchers have discovered our planet's largest water reservoir 640 km beneath our feet - bound up in rock deep in the earth's mantle. This water is not in a form familiar to us - it is not liquid, ice or vapour. This fourth form is water trapped inside the molecular structure of the minerals in the mantle rock. Scientists have been looking for this missing deep water for decades," explained geophysicist Steve Jacobsen from Northwestern University.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: Mean words hurt water's feelings

    06/05/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/5/2014 | Fox News
    First she consciously uncoupled from her husband. Then she said being criticized on social media was just like war. Now Gwyneth Paltrow has somehow trumped both! The Oscar winning actor and mother of two believes bad vibes can bum out water. Yes, were talking H2O.
  • Israel solves water woes with desalination

    05/31/2014 9:25:52 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 60 replies
    omaha.com ^ | Friday, May 30, 2014 12:33 am | Updated: 11:46 pm, Fri May 30, 2014.
    Israel solves water woes with desalination   Previous Next Dan BaliltyIn this Sunday, May 4, 2014 photo, workers climb stairs at the Sorek desalination plant in Rishon Letzion, Israel. Israel's aggressive desalination program that has transformed this perennially parched country into perhaps the most well-hydrated country in the region. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)  Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 12:33 am | Updated: 11:46 pm, Fri May 30, 2014. Associated Press | SOREK, Israel (AP) — After experiencing its driest winter on record, Israel is responding as never before — by doing nothing.While previous droughts have been accompanied by impassioned public service...
  • New EPA rules may reclassify the meaning of water

    06/02/2014 2:34:24 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 18 replies
    Allen West ^ | June 2 2014 | Allen West
    No one wants dirty water, but at a time when our economy is struggling, why is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pursuing new rules on water which place greater restrictions and financial penalties on law-abiding Americans? The new rules reclassify the meaning of water and expand government intrusion onto private lands. According to a report in the Washington Post, at issue is the definition of federally protected waters. In March, the Environmental Protection Agency pitched new rules meant to clarify and expand its regulatory reach under the Clean Water Act to include small streams, riverbanks, wetlands and floodplains. Gina McCarthy,...
  • Economist finds EPA analysis of water rule flawed

    05/31/2014 2:17:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The EPA's proposed Clean Water Act rule is rife with errors, lacks transparency and would greatly expand strict federal control over land that was previously not regulated by the federal government, according to a report by economist and University of California-Berkley faculty member David Sunding, Ph.D. The proposed EPA rule represents an expansion of the Waters of the United States to include waters such as small, isolated wetlands, ephemeral drains and many ditches. In the proposed rules economic analysis, the EPA systematically underestimated the impact on affected communities and businesses, according to the report. Sunding has concluded that the errors...
  • Water Wars: Ankara suspends pumping Euphrates water, cutting off the water supply to Syria and Iraq

    05/30/2014 6:14:12 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 15 replies
    StratRisks ^ | May 30, 2014 | ?
    "The Turkish government recently cut off the flow of the Euphrates River, threatening primarily Syria but also Iraq with a major water crisis."
  • GOP: Water rule is murky. EPA is urged to make revisions

    05/30/2014 6:48:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Herald ^ | May 29, 2014 | Mary Bowerman
    Members of the Small Business Committee in the House of Representatives urged the Environmental Protection Agency to go back to the drawing board on a proposed rule aimed at clarifying bodies of water that fall under the Clean Water Act. In March, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to define what waters of the United States fall under federal jurisdiction. The rule would include smaller bodies of water including streams, riverbanks, wetlands and floodplains that may have access to larger bodies of water. Republican lawmakers have opposed the rule since its inception, saying the...
  • Impact of EPAs Waters of the U.S. Proposed Rule on Small Businesses Could Be Significant

    05/30/2014 6:56:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 30, 2014 | U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business
    The Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today conducted a hearing about how small businesses would be affected by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and United States Army Corps of Engineers' proposed rule to expand the Clean Water Act. Last week, Graves and Members of the Committee wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy, who oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to urge withdrawal of the pending rule. Among the witnesses' and Members' concerns, the EPA and Corps of Engineers did not adequately assess the impact of...
  • MARK UDALLs PRICE TAG: Left-Wing Extremist Millions Causes Udall To Sell Out Coloradans

    05/23/2014 12:33:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | May 23, 2014
    We now know how much Sen. Mark Udall was willing to sell Colorado out for- $15 million (give or take). The eco-extremist Tom Steyer is hoping to have a $100 million dollars to spend in just seven races this election cycle. That means if Steyer distributes his hoped for funds evenly, it only took less than $15 million dollars for Udall to choose a San Francisco eco-extremists wishes over what is best for Colorado ... Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is nothing but an extremist issue pushed by those on the margins of the Democratic Party. The chance to...
  • City of Portland issues E. coli boil water alert for entire city

    05/23/2014 11:46:48 AM PDT · by oldfart · 38 replies
    KGW-TV News ^ | May 23, 2014
    The link gives all I know at this time. http://www.kgw.com/home/City-issues-Boil-Water-Alert-for-all-of-Portland-260435871.html
  • Not one drop of poisoned water (Refutes environmentalist claims about fracking)

    05/18/2014 8:32:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Post ^ | May 12, 2014 | Ezra Levant
    All the anti-fracking hype is designed to make you believe that the U.S. government has been asleep at the switch when it comes to monitoring environmental safety. The activists want you to believe that a film director named Josh Fox can grab a video camera and, within a few months of driving around the country, easily expose a catalogue of hazards that all the experienced and educated scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), not to mention all the state regulators, missed. Fox even implies that U.S. President Barack Obama has been naively misled on the issue by the...
  • Anti-fluoridation quacks should know theres no debate

    05/06/2014 7:58:26 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 103 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 05-02-2014 | Jacquielynn Floyd
    An angry reader one of many is impatiently waiting for me to explain myself after an earlier column in which I characterized anti-fluoride activists as delusional cranks. You are promoting the mass medication of your community, she wrote. It makes absolutely no sense to put this hazardous waste into our drinking water. Why are you pushing for this insane practice? I look forward to your response. I have a response, but she wont like it: I am at an honest loss as to how to respond to crazy talk. If someone wants to believe flying saucers are beaming...
  • Pensacola, Florida, Is A Waterworld After Being Hit With 2 Feet Of Rain [PHOTOS]

    04/30/2014 7:03:57 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 4-30-2014 | Pamela Engel
    Pensacola, Florida, Is A Waterworld After Being Hit With 2 Feet Of Rain [PHOTOS] Pamela Engel April 30, 2014, 9:00 AM   Pensacola, Florida, was submerged under more than 2 feet of water overnight as flash floods hit the area. Alabama was also hit by heavy rain, and much of downtown Mobile is flooded, according to the Weather Channel. The downpour is part of the same weather system that has brought dozens of tornadoes to the Midwest and the South, NBC News reports. Downtown Pensacola flooded:(Click to the site for more photo's)