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  • Not all the Earth’s Water Came From Comets

    11/10/2018 10:32:24 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 11/9/18 | Evan Gough
    Posted on November 9, 2018November 9, 2018 by Evan Gough Not all the Earth’s Water Came From Comets We have comets and asteroids to thank for Earth’s water, according to the most widely-held theory among scientists. But it’s not that cut-and-dried. It’s still a bit of a mystery, and a new study suggests that not all of Earth’s water was delivered to our planet that way.Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and it’s at the center of the question surrounding Earth’s water. This new study was co-led by Peter Buseck, Regents’ Professor in the School of...
  • SF leaders hate Trump enough they just voted to limit the city's water rather than do this

    10/31/2018 10:50:52 AM PDT · by ptsal · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee & MSN News ^ | 30 Oct 2018 | Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler
    [full title -San Francisco leaders hate Trump enough they just voted to limit the city's water rather than do this ] For months, San Francisco, a hotbed of anti-Donald Trump sentiment, has found itself in the awkward position of being aligned with his administration over California water policy. On Tuesday, the city's leaders said the alliance was unbearable. In an 11-0 vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors agreed in a resolution to support the State Water Resources Control Board's proposal to leave more water in the San Joaquin River and its tributaries to benefit struggling fish populations. The supervisors'...
  • Trump Signs Bill Authorizing Construction of Second Poe-Sized Lock in Great Lakes

    10/24/2018 7:50:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    gCaptain ^ | October 24, 2018 | gCaptain
    President Trump has signed into law sweeping bipartisan legislation that authorizes federal funding for a wide range of water infrastructure projects across the United States, including construction of a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
  • Flushed wipes cause Charleston Water System backup

    10/17/2018 6:33:25 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 86 replies
    News 2 (Charleston SC) ^ | 10/17/2018 | Natalie Price
    AMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) - Workers at the Charleston Water System Plum Island Facility had their hands full over the weekend when the system was clogged by a massive amount of wipes. "It took a few days for us to get divers in here to actually dive down about 80 feet into raw sewage with their bare hands and feel around in total darkness," said Mike Saia, Communications Manager, Charleston Water System. Those divers found mounds and mounds of flushed wipes. They clogged the system and caused a huge backup. While the system is clear now, there are still wipes...
  • Colonizing Mars: What To Do If There Is Life In The Ground Water (9min video w/ Dr. Robert Zubrin)

    09/07/2018 4:34:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/6/18
    In this final preview clip before the premiere episode of John Michael Godier's Event Horizon. We discuss the possibility of there being life on Mars, specifically in the ground water, and what we should do with it if we colonize Mars, with Dr. Robert Zubrin the founder and President of the Mars Society, an international organization dedicated to furthering the exploration and settlement of Mars by both public and private means.
  • The US Geological Survey Is Getting Serious About Space Resources and Mining

    09/06/2018 9:36:42 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    Space.com ^ | Sept 4, 2018 | Leonard David, Space.com's Space Insider Columnist
    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is starting to earnestly evaluate space resources for future mining.  Since its establishment in the 1870s, the USGS has focused pretty much solely on Earth. But now it's also investigating what benefits may or may not exist in tapping extraterrestrial water, minerals and metals. The agency seeks to portray accurately how humanity could exploit off-Earth assets — a no-nonsense approach that contrasts with the pie-in-the-sky estimates of trillions of dollars of profit proffered by some less scientifically minded space-mining advocates.Proven expertise This past June, several USGS experts took part in a Space Resources Roundtable held at...
  • US Southwest set for water crisis as levels continue to drop at Lake Mead and Lake Powell

    09/04/2018 7:51:39 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2018 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    Two major lakes in the Colorado River Basin that operate as one huge reservoir to supply millions of people with water are drying up
  • How do you make California water wars worse? Get the Trump administration involved

    08/31/2018 6:25:47 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 31st, 2018 | Sacramento Bee Editorial Board
    Anyone who has spent much time in California knows that our water policies and politics are immensely complicated and contentious. Leave it to the Trump administration to muck up the water wars even more. His Bureau of Reclamation told state officials on Aug. 17 that it wants to renegotiate the landmark 1986 agreement for the sprawling federal and state water projects and how they pump water through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The goal is to get more water to Central Valley farmers, at the expense of millions of Southern California residents, The Sacramento Bee’s Dale Kasler reports. This unexpected move...
  • Federal judge orders Trump to reinstate Obama's Waters of the US rule

    08/17/2018 7:03:55 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08-17-2018 | Josh Siegel
    A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Thursday against the Trump administration for delaying the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule, dealing a setback to a key piece of President Trump's deregulatory agenda. The decision by the U.S. District Court in South Carolina means that the so-called Clean Water Rule is again operative in 26 states where district courts have not halted the regulation.
  • The End of South Africa. Prepare Yourself.

    08/21/2018 11:54:34 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 84 replies
    Stefan Molyneux (YouTube channel) ^ | Aug 21, 2018 | Stefan Molyneux
    "The farms aren't just owned. They were created." The track record is that irrigation technology transfer hasn't worked; and transferred land mostly ends up lying fallow. "Let's say 15,000 farmers decide to stop farming in South Africa. That's 30,000,000 fewer meals every day."
  • Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water

    08/19/2018 12:03:41 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 8/17/18
    Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times the size of Earth. It will have implications for the search of life in our Galaxy. The work is presented at the Goldschmidt Conference in Boston. The 1992 discovery of exoplanets orbiting other stars has sparked interest in understanding the composition of these planets to determine, among other goals, whether they are suitable for the development of life. Now a new evaluation of data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission...
  • Governor Jerry Brown must allow the Free Flow of the vast amounts of water coming from the North...

    08/06/2018 11:05:40 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 84 replies
    Twitter ^ | Augist 6, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Governor Jerry Brown must allow the Free Flow of the vast amounts of water coming from the North and foolishly being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Can be used for fires, farming and everything else. Think of California with plenty of Water - Nice! Fast Federal govt. approvals.
  • Now There's a Water Gun That Shoots Liquid Bullets and Refills Itself

    07/29/2018 5:32:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 25JUL18 | Andrew Liszewski
    Until the Super Soaker came along in 1990, water guns hadn’t changed much in over a century. But the Super Soaker was 28 years ago, and a group of German engineers and designers think it’s finally time for water guns to evolve again. They’ve created the self-filling Spyra One that fires quick bursts of water instead of a steady stream, which promises to improve accuracy and distance. The Super Soaker was a staple of my childhood, as it was for millions of other kids, but most of my summer afternoons were either spent refilling the blaster, or endlessly pumping air...
  • Mars shocker: Liquid water lake found on the Red Planet

    07/25/2018 10:02:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2018 | Chris Ciaccia
    Scientists have uncovered a "a stable body of liquid water" on Mars, in what some are calling a "game changer" in the search for alien life. What is believed to be liquid water is sitting below Mars' southern polar ice cap and is described as a "well-defined, 20-kilometer-wide zone." 20 kilometers is roughly 12.5 miles. The findings, which are published in the journal Science, were made possibly by Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS), an instrument that resides on the Mars Express spacecraft. MARSIS surveyed Mars' Planum Australe region between May 2012 and December 2015 and utilized...
  • Dems are livid over Flint’s lead-laced water — but de Blasio gets a pass

    07/18/2018 4:37:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/17/18 | Corey M. Stern
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is a Republican. Mayor Bill de Blasio is a Democrat. Both men find themselves at the center of crises, which collectively involve thousands of children likely brain-damaged from exposure to lead. **SNIP** On Nov. 7, 2017, de Blasio was re-elected to a second term. Two weeks later, he admitted he knew one year earlier that NYCHA was falsifying documents regarding lead-based paint inspections. Sanders could have called for de Blasio’s resignation, as he did with Snyder. Instead, he personally swore in de Blasio for his second term on Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Don't Drink the Water: DC Warns Thousands of Contamination Risk

    07/13/2018 7:40:54 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | July 13, 2018 | Andrea Swalec
    If you live in D.C., you may have to boil your water. DC Water is advising tens of thousands of residents and businesses in a major portion of the city not to drink or cook with tap water without boiling it because of a contamination risk. A problem with the water system Thursday night made it "possible for contaminants to enter the water," DC Water said in a statement early Friday. Officials say there is no information indicating that any water was contaminated; the "boil water advisory" is a precaution. DC Water says it is safe to bathe or shower,...
  • EPA Scandals Under the Obama Administration

    07/05/2018 4:15:36 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    grabien.com ^ | 7/5/2018 | Tom (Staff)
    List of 43 scandals with links to news articles at the link. Below I'll past an excerpt of the table but the links here won't be active. The EPA illegally used social media to push for new EPA regulations 06/28/2017 Judicial Watch A subpoena was issued after McCarthy deleted nearly 6,000 text messages 03/26/2015 The Washington Times Articles of impeachment were introduced against McCarthy after she was caught repeatedly lying to Congress 09/09/2015 Rep. Paul Gosar The EPA inspector general said McCarthy was lying when she said Michigan deserved blame for the Flint crisis 10/20/2016 The Washington Post After the...
  • Venezuela: Further Protests as Country Begins Running Out of Water

    07/02/2018 2:34:51 PM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jul 2018 | Ben Kew
    Local residents in Venezuela staged further protests on Monday as the failed socialist country now appears to be running out of clean water. Multiple groups of demonstrators blocked highways around the capital of Caracas to protest the lack of clean water supplies. On the Avenida Baralt in central Caracas, protesters complained that they had not received water for two days and, as a result, were forced to use stagnant water, exposing them to infectious diseases. “At 7:05 am we are in Santa Teresa area of Glorieta protesting for water. #CaracasWantsWater,” wrote local councilor Jesús Armas on Twitter. “The residents of...
  • Florida wins the water war against Georgia.

    06/27/2018 7:47:25 AM PDT · by Dacula · 43 replies
    US Supreme Court ^ | June 27, 2018 | US Supreme Court
    Florida has made a legally sufficient showing as to the possibility of fashioning an effective remedial decree equitably apportioning the water from an interstate river basin.
  • Korea claims superior way of distilling seawater

    06/26/2018 6:37:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Korea JoongAng Daily ^ | June 27, 2018 | Lee Ho-Jeong and Lee Sang-Jai
    The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology Tuesday announced that it has developed the world’s first next generation seawater distillation technology that allows consumable water to be produced in low temperatures and under low pressure, which increases energy efficiency and production capacity. Additionally, the institution has set up the world’s largest seawater distillation plant. According to the institution, it developed a membrane distillation that only allows vapor to pass through while keeping the liquids contained. The vapor is compressed to create a liquid that can be consumed or used for industrial purposes such as irrigation by removing salt...