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  • Man Caught on Tape Allegedly Poisoning Couple's Water Jugs

    08/10/2017 10:42:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Authorities in the San Diego area are looking for a man who allegedly poured liquid plant food onto an unopened water jug. The jugs, delivered by Sparkletts, were sitting on the couple's front porch when their home surveillance camera captured the trespasser, saving them from potential harm. ... Tina Gagne said the incident occurred just after midnight Tuesday. Gagne and her wife said they did not recognize the man and don't know why he would have targeted their home.
  • French court rules government must supply water to migrants

    07/31/2017 7:27:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 31 July 2017 13:44 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    France’s highest administrative court on Monday rejected the government’s appeal against an order to provide water and sanitation facilities for hundreds of migrants sleeping rough in the northern port of Calais. In a written decision seen by AFP, the Council of State said the state’s failure to provide for the migrants’ basic needs “exposed them to inhuman and degrading treatment, dealing a serious and clearly illegal blow to a basic right.” […] The court upheld a June 26 order by a court in the northern city of Lille for the state to supply the migrants with running water, toilets and...
  • Israeli water desalination unit makes a worldwide hit

    07/11/2017 3:35:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/17
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday witnessed the demonstration of sea water purification technology pioneered by Israel at a water desalination unit on Olga Beach in Haifa. Gal-Mobile is an independent, integrated water purification vehicle, designed to produce high-quality drinking water. It can be useful in natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, military use in difficult terrain and rural areas to provide drinkable water, the Indian Prime Minister’s Office said. “It can purify up to 20,000 litres per day of sea water and 80,000 litres per day of brackish/muddy or contaminated river water and...
  • In Flint,Michigan People Are Sick From Drinking & Showering In Their Water–Its A National Disgrace

    07/09/2017 4:50:09 PM PDT · by davikkm · 51 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    The media is keeping quiet about the devastation in Flint, Michigan. It is only being reported by a few news outlets. The stories of suffering from Flint residents seem to be unbelievable in a country like America, given its level of resources. President Trump has spoken about rebuilding our Nation’s infrastructure, and now I realize how much this is needed. Every citizen in this Country has a right to drink and bathe in clean water. No child should be threatened with lead poison by worn out pipes. One senior citizen reports she has lived in Flint since 1963 and now...
  • Trump’s WOTUS Repeal Has Yet to Help Modesto Farmer Who Faces $2.8 Million Fine for Plowing

    07/02/2017 3:29:15 PM PDT · by ptsal · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/01/2017 | Susan Crabtree
    John Duarte, a fourth-generation California farmer, was disappointed this week when President Trump's repeal of the Waters of the United States rule didn't translate into immediate legal relief from an Obama administration's environmental case against him. Duarte says he has spent $2 million and five years fighting charges that he violated provisions of the Clean Water Act by plowing too deeply on watery areas of a 450-acre parcel of land he purchased to grow winter wheat for at least one year. ========== "I'm still trying to figure out how a plowing method that doesn't not move soil," Duarte said, referring...
  • Study: Solar panels a looming toxic 'crisis'

    07/01/2017 6:53:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/30/2017 | Alicia Powe
    The solar-energy industry has been touted for years as the environmentally safe alternative. After all, solar panels merely absorb the sun’s energy and transfer it to consumers. No oily pipelines, no obstructions to the nation’s waterways. But it appears all is not well for fans of the industry. Discarded solar panels, piling up around the world, are detrimental to the environment, according to a new study by Environmental Progress. And carcinogenic. And teratogenic. While environmentalist have warned for decades of the hazard of nuclear power, solar panels produce 300 times more toxic waste per unity of energy than nuclear power...
  • EPA moves to kill Waters of the U.S. rule

    06/27/2017 12:30:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Trump administration on Tuesday began the process of formally rescinding the highly controversial “Waters of the U.S.” rule, an Obama-era regulation that gave Washington broad powers over streams and other small bodies of water across the country. The rule, put forth in 2015 but subsequently stayed by the Supreme Court before going into effect, was one of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s top targets when he took the helm at the agency. President Trump earlier this year signed an executive order directing Mr. Pruitt to review the rule, and with Tuesday’s action, the EPA says it’s finalized that review and...
  • An Inch of Water. What's it Worth? (maritime shipping)

    06/23/2017 7:29:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    National Ocean Service ^ | June 23, 2017 | NOS News
    Our nation’s ports are the lifelines of our economy. In 2016, foreign trades through U.S. ports were valued at $1.5 trillion—$475 billion exports and $1.0 trillion imports were moved by vessels. When goods travel through ports, it means they are traveling via ship. NOS is in the business of making sure that mariners—and the goods they are transporting—make it to their destinations safely and quickly. Just as airplane pilots need to know current weather and ground conditions, ship captains need to know exactly what's going on in the water and in the air. NOS monitoring systems supply mariners with the...
  • Dam washed away - June Lake, near Mammoth CA

    06/19/2017 8:33:31 AM PDT · by null and void · 58 replies
    Local firefighter | nully
    The dam at June lake started to fail at about 10:00 last night. Hot weather, snow melt, followed by thunderstorms. Many cabins washed away, evacuation orders in place. More hot weather due.
  • Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress

    06/15/2017 5:41:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WXOW News 19 ^ | June 6, 2017 | Erica Werner (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Repairing the nation's crumbling roads and bridges was supposed to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump. Instead, Democrats are panning Trump's proposed $1 trillion overhaul and even Republicans are balking at some aspects of the emerging plan. The White House's self-proclaimed "Infrastructure Week" began with Trump appearing Monday with aviation officials and some prominent GOP lawmakers to announce plans to privatize the nation's air traffic control system and separate operations from the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • http://aranews.net/2017/06/syrian-kurds-accuse-turkey-using-water-weapon-war/

    06/13/2017 9:54:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    ARA News ^ | June 13, 2017 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    SDF fighters take position on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in southwestern Kobane during clashes with ISIS militants. File photo: ARA News A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Monday accused Turkey of cutting of the water of the Euphrates River, causing a drop in water levels in the Kurdish town of Kobane and in Tabqa.“The Turkish government cut off the waters of the Al-Furat [Euphrates] River, causing a significant drop in the Tishreen Dam [near Kobane] and the dam of the Al-Tabqa [in Raqqa province],” said Abdulkarim Omer, the head of foreign relations for the Cezire Canton...
  • BLM ditches obligations as Oregon ranchers’ water rights lawsuit dismissed

    06/08/2017 7:33:49 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Freerange Report ^ | June 8, 2017 | Mateusz Perkowski
    PORTLAND — An Oregon ranching couple claims their lawsuit over grazing and water rights against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management was wrongly dismissed. Jesse and Pamela White of Malheur County have asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a federal judge’s decision to throw out the case for jurisdictional reasons. During oral arguments in Portland on June 6, attorneys for the Whites and BLM sparred over whether the federal agency had a legal duty to alter or remove water reservoirs before reducing the ranch’s grazing levels. The dispute originated in the 1960s, when BLM constructed 20...
  • Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/03/2017 8:10:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Cato At Liberty (Cato Institute) ^ | May 31, 2017 | Randal O'Toole
    Greater reliance on user fees, federal loans rather than grants, and corporatization are three keys to the Trump administration’s infrastructure initiative released as a part of its 2018 budget. The plan will “seek long-term reforms on how infrastructure projects are regulated, funded, delivered, and maintained,” says the six-page document. More federal funding “is not the solution,” the document says; instead, it is to “fix underlying incentives, procedures, and policies.”In building the Interstate Highway System, the fact sheet observes, “the Federal Government played a key role” in collecting and distributing monies to “fund a project with a Federal purpose.” Since then,...
  • Swamp-draining: More on Waters of the United States rule

    05/27/2017 8:10:33 PM PDT · by kindred · 8 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | May 27, 2017 | Dale Leuck
    On May 25, Rick Moran detailed the plight of California-located Duarte Nursery, being sued by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) for plowing a small portion of a recently purchased 450-acre farm for the purpose of planting wheat. Mr. Duarte purchased the land in recognition that significant portions were to remain fallow because they were wetlands protected by the Clean Water Act (CWA). But, after planting wheat for harvest in 2013 on a portion determined by a paid consultant not to be such protected wetlands, Mr. Duarte was sued by the Corps for "not obtaining a permit to discharge dredged...
  • ‘I can’t lose my house’: Outrage after Flint sends foreclosure warnings over tainted-water bills

    05/04/2017 6:58:01 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 17 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | MAY 4 2017 | By Avi Selk
    Thousands of Flint, Mich., residents have been warned that they could lose their homes if they don’t pay outstanding water bills — even as the city has just begun replacing lead-tainted pipes after a contamination crisis linked to a dozen deaths. Warning letters were mailed to 8,002 residents in April, according to the city, a few weeks after state officials ended a program that was paying the majority of their water bills. But many Flint residents still don’t trust their taps — lining up for free bottled water or installing city-recommended filters after revelations in 2014 and 2015 that dangerous...
  • California’s Current Snowpack Is Larger Than the Previous 4 Years Combined, NASA Says

    04/19/2017 1:20:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    KTLA ^ | 04/19/2017 | Tracy Bloom
    As of April 1, when it was last measured by NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory, the snowpack in the Sierra’s Tuolumne River Basin came in at 1.2 million acre-feet, according to the latest data. To put the amount in perspective, the figure is enough to fill the 92,000-seat Rose Bowl in Pasadena almost 1,600 times. “The 2017 California snowpack is close to the largest on the record, which consists of decades’ worth of snow measurements made at ground level,” according to a NASA news release. The snowpack, which is made up of layers of snow that accumulate in the winter and...
  • 'This is Not Good': Oroville Dam Managers Made Missteps in Handling Crisis

    04/19/2017 3:09:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 19, 2017
    Late in the afternoon of Feb. 12, Sheriff Kory Honea was at the emergency operations center for the tallest dam in America when he overheard someone say something that stopped him in his tracks: "This is not good." Over six straight days, the operators of the Oroville Dam had been saying there was no immediate danger after water surging down the main spillway gouged a hole the size of a football field in the concrete chute. But now suddenly they realized that the dam's emergency backup spillway — essentially an unpaved hillside — was falling apart, too, and could unleash...
  • Democrats bristle at Trump infrastructure plans

    04/16/2017 8:10:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | April 6, 2017 | Joan Lowy (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats had hoped the one big policy area they could find common ground with President Donald Trump on was infrastructure, but they don't like what they're hearing from administration officials about the transportation portion of the plan that's still in the works. Trump has promised to generate $1 trillion in infrastructure spending over 10 years. With two of his other top campaign pledges in trouble - an effort to repeal and replace the Obama administration health care law has failed so far, and without savings to the government from health care changes there may not be enough...
  • This new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air

    04/13/2017 7:55:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | Apr. 13, 2017 | Robert Service
    You can’t squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity. The device can produce nearly 3 liters of water per day, and researchers say future versions will be even better. That means homes in the driest parts of the world could soon have a solar-powered appliance capable of delivering all the water they need, offering relief to billions of people.   There are an estimated 13 trillion liters of water floating in the atmosphere...
  • This new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air [ Can MOFs pull in Co2? ]

    04/13/2017 1:42:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 76 replies
    sciencemag.org ^ | April 13,2017 | Robert Service
    You can’t squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity. The device can produce nearly 3 liters of water per day, and researchers say future versions will be even better. That means homes in the driest parts of the world could soon have a solar-powered appliance capable of delivering all the water they need, offering relief to billions of people. To find an all-purpose solution, researchers led by Omar Yaghi, a chemist at the...