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  • 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 · 74 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...
  • Israel to top up Sea of Galilee after years of drough

    06/12/2018 5:07:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Guardian ^ | 6-11-18
    Inland lake where Christians believe Jesus walked on water has reached its lowest level in a century The shrinking Sea of Galilee, the inland lake where Christians believe Jesus walked on water, is to be topped up with desalinated seawater. A plan given Israeli cabinet approval will pump 100 million cubic metres of water annually by 2022 into the lake in the Galilee region, said Yechezkel Lifshitz, from the country’s energy and water ministry. In 2017 Israel’s water authority said the sea, hit by years of drought, had reached its lowest level in a century. Situated 200 metres (656ft) below...
  • Netanyahu: My unprecedented offer to Iran

    06/10/2018 6:34:57 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 90 replies
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a video Sunday in which made an "unprecedented offer" to the Iranian people to help solve Iran's water crisis by creating a Farsi website with detailed plans on Israeli water conservation technologies and strategies. "The Iranian people are victims of a cruel and tyrannical regime that denies them vital water," Netanyahu stated. "Israel stands with the people of Iran, and that is why I want to help save countless Iranian lives." He noted that "Iran's meteorological organization says that nearly 96% of Iran suffers from some level of drought" and that Iran;s Environmental Minister had...
  • This box sucks pure water out of dry desert air

    06/10/2018 9:47:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 63 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | June 9, 2018 | Devin Coldewey
    For many of us, clean, drinkable water comes right out of the tap. But for billions it’s not that simple, and all over the world researchers are looking into ways to fix that. Today brings work from Berkeley, where a team is working on a water-harvesting apparatus that requires no power and can produce water even in the dry air of the desert. *snip* It’s essentially a powder made of tiny crystals in which water molecules get caught as the temperature decreases. Then, when the temperature increases again, the water is released into the air again.
  • California's Delta Tunnels: An Unnecessary $15 billion, 15-Year Jobs Program

    06/08/2018 11:09:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/18 | Katy Grimes
    In the California central valley, much of America's breadbasket has been reduced to a dustbowl by destructive leftist politics which shut off water to farmers. Is the historic Delta Region next just so Jerry Brown can have his pathetic legacy? Last weekend as my husband and I were enjoying vin rouge and fromage at one of our favorite Delta wineries in Clarksburg, CA, we discussed Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed Delta Tunnels project, and how it would destroy the historical, rich agricultural region. Some of our favorite wineries, and all of the Delta agriculture could end up under water and/or the...
  • New Law Makes it Illegal to Shower and Do Laundry on Same Day (CA)

    06/05/2018 8:55:28 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 133 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | June 5, 2018 | Steve Straub
    California Governor Jerry Brown just signed a draconian new law that makes it illegal to take a shower, and do laundry on the same day: Assembly Bill 1668 establishes a limit of 55 gallons per person daily as the standard for indoor residential water use, starting in the year 2022. Violators will have to pay a fine of $1,000 per day during normal seasons and $10,000 per day if “the violation occurs in a critically dry year immediately preceded by two or more consecutive below normal, dry, or critically dry years,” the law states. According to the attentive folks at...
  • New California Law Limits How Much Water People Can Use – Including Monitoring Toilet Flushes,

    06/05/2018 6:38:05 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 113 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 4, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    FULL TITLE: New California Law Limits How Much Water People Can Use – Including Monitoring Toilet Flushes, Showers California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law that would severely restrict the amount of water people can use inside of their homes. The government of California will now be monitoring people’s toilet flushes, showers and laundry use. Under the new water use limits, each person will barely have enough ‘daily water allowance’ to do one load of laundry and take an 8 minute shower. This also covers outdoor use so no watering your lawns or gardens, peasants. There will soon be...
  • IS OREGON WATER SAFE TO DRINK? GOVERNOR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY AFTER DISCOVERY OF TOXINS

    06/02/2018 11:22:11 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 76 replies
    News-weak ^ | 6-1-18 | Brendan Cole
    state of emergency has been declared in parts of Salem, Oregon, after toxins were found in tap water. Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued the declaration for Marion and Polk Counties and the National Guard will deliver water via 2,000-gallon tankers to 10 water stations in the state capital. Other cities affected include Turner and Stayton. Small amounts of cyanotoxins were found in the Detroit Reservoir on Tuesday, deriving from algae bloom in Detroit Lake that have appeared in water sources throughout the Pacific Northwest. However some expressed anger at the delay in the state of emergency announcement. One unnamed pregnant...
  • New California Law Limits How Much Water People Can Use

    06/02/2018 12:05:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 128 replies
    sacramento.cbslocal.com ^ | June 1, 2018 | Jennifer McGraw
    There will soon be more focus on flushes and scrutiny over showers with a new law signed in by the governor. California is now the first state in the nation to enact tough new water-efficiency standards. The controversial rules limit how many gallons a person can use inside their home per day. “So that everyone in California is at least integrating efficiency into our preparations for climate change,” said Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. So, what are the new rules? In 2022, the new indoor water standard will be 55 gallons per person, per day....
  • Why Voters Need to Care About More Water Bonds on June/Nov CA Ballots

    05/30/2018 7:19:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/18 | Katy Grimes
    There's no money in either bond measure to fix California's deficient and decrepit water infrastructure or to provide new water to fix California's chronic water shortage Droughts are naturally occurring; water shortages are government-created and political. Examples of this can be found in every water bond in recent history, put on the ballot by politicians, and passed by emotional voters. California voters will be facing two more ballot initiatives claiming to be water bonds this year, totaling $13 billion. But the overall cost will be much higher for taxpayers. One water bond is on the June 5 ballot and a...
  • Graphene: the wonder material that could solve the world's water crisis

    05/25/2018 3:37:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 3, 2018 | Aisha Majid
    Graphene, the much-hailed wonder material, may be the solution to the world’s water crisis. One in nine people around the world do not have access to clean, safe water close to their homes and at least 2 billion people are forced to use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces. Dirty water is a serious public health concern and drinking or washing in dirty water spreads diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera and typhoid. Contaminated drinking water causes over 500,000 deaths each year from diarrhoea, a leading killer of children under five. First developed by scientists at the University of Manchester...
  • Coast Guard searching for cruise passenger who fell overboard

    05/22/2018 9:55:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | 7:45pm | Alexandra Deabler, Fox News
    The man, identified as Brian Lamonds of Greensboro, NC, was reported missing Tuesday morning as the ship was sailing from Tampa to Key West. The Coast Guard was notified of the missing guest and is conducting a search, Carnival Cruise said in a statement to Fox News. … Coast Guard Key West watch was notified of the missing passenger around 10 a.m. and sent out a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo to aid in the search.
  • WHEN PUBLIC WATER BECOMES PRIVATIZED

    05/22/2018 10:20:53 AM PDT · by June2 · 14 replies
    DISCLOSURE ^ | March 3, 2015 | Jack Howser
    MT. VERNON, Ill.---There's quite the uproar going on in the city of Mt. Vernon and its surrounds as of the past few weeks, all of it having to do with water. Mainstream media has been all over the matter of the public's opposition to Illinois-American Water (IAW) being brought in to the Mt. Vernon area. You can find such stories as this on The Southern this morning following a meeting last night in Mt. V......
  • Huge icebergs could be towed from Antarctica to Cape Town to solve South African drought crisis

    04/30/2018 4:15:31 PM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 55 replies
    The Mirror Newspaper ^ | 04-30-2018 | Anna Verdon
    Huge icebergs could be towed from Antarctica to Cape Town in a bid to solve South Africa's worst drought in a century. Marine salvage experts are floating the plan to tug the icebergs to the region after its seen the worst water shortage in decades. Salvage master Nick Sloane told Reuters news agency he was looking for government and private investors for a scheme to guide huge chunks of ice across the ocean, chop them into a slurry and melt them down into millions of litres of drinking water. "We want to show that if there is no other source...
  • Drinking Fountain? Go ahead, take a drink from the Drinking Fountain.

    Halsey Taylor is one of the leading manufacturers of drinking fountains today. Company founder Halsey W. Taylor invented the non-squirting drinking fountain. In 1896, Taylor's father died from typhoid fever. This illness is principally spread through contaminated drinking water. Several years later, while working as a plant superintendent for the Packard Motor Car Company, Taylor realized numerous workers were becoming sick with dysentery. He believed contaminated drinking water was the chief reason for the spreading illness. Taylor determined to develop a drinking fountain that was sanitary and would not contribute to the spreading of various illnesses. By 1912, he had...