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  • The Flint Water Dept. Failed Its Chemistry Test

    01/09/2022 7:53:00 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 4 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 01/04/2022 | Susan Goldhaber MPH
    The Flint, MI lead water crisis caught the attention of Americans to a degree that is rarely seen these days on local issues. The media picked up on it because it had everything that makes for a compelling story: vulnerable children, racial injustice, corrupt bureaucrats and city officials, lawsuits, and outraged citizens. But few people know that a failure to understand basic chemistry is at the heart of the water crisis that unfolded in Flint.
  • California adopts drought rules outlawing water wasting, with fines of up to $500

    01/05/2022 8:48:26 AM PST · by bgill · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jan. 4, 2022 | Ian James
    In an effort to discourage wasteful water practices such as hosing off driveways or allowing irrigation water to run down streets, California water officials have imposed new drought rules for cities and towns throughout the state. The regulations, adopted Tuesday by the State Water Resources Control Board, prohibit overwatering yards, washing cars without a shutoff nozzle, hosing down sidewalks or watering grass within 48 hours after rainfall.... Violators could face fines of up to $500.
  • Ten Joe Biden 2021 Blunders that Killed the American Energy Renaissance

    01/01/2022 3:40:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jan 2022 | PENNY STARR
    Joe Biden wasted no time after being sworn in as president in destroying the U.S energy renaissance ushered in during Donald Trump’s presidency which made the country energy independent and a net annual petroleum exporter for the first time since at least 1949.Through regulations, executive orders, and other means, Biden has driven up the cost of energy for Americans and made the country more dependent on foreign and often unfriendly entities for its energy needs.Here are ten Biden policies that have ended abundant and affordable energy in America:1. On his first day as president, Biden canceled completion of the Keystone...
  • Bizarre World Economic Forum Video Orders Citizens to Stop Washing Their Clothes to Fight Climate Change

    12/26/2021 9:06:54 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Dec 26, 2021 | Richard Moorhead
    A bizarre new video of the globalist World Economic Forum is ordering citizens of western countries to cease washing their clothes in order to fight climate change, following the WEF’s commands that the populace of developed nations eat bugs and renounce all possessions in order to lower carbon emissions. The strange missive appeared on the WEF’s Twitter feed on Sunday morning. The World Economic Forum, chaired by infamous “Great Reset” architect Klaus Schwab, routinely insists that decreasing the quality of life of average citizens is the way forward to deter climate change and supposed catastrophe. Twitter users chimed in to...
  • The Real Reason China Wants Tibet

    12/19/2021 8:38:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/19/2021 | John Mac Ghlionn
    CommentaryAs I write this, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is committing cultural genocide in Tibet. Chinese leader Xi Jinping has demanded a “new modern socialist” Tibet, as well as the “sinicization” of the Tibetan people.To ensure mass compliance, the CCP has implemented a string of new policies in the supposedly autonomous region. In Tibet, banned activities and practices now include visiting temples and the use of rosary beads, or any other religious objects.According to the Policy Research Group (POREG), Beijing “has appointed special agents in each office and community to report on Tibetan cadres and officials who break these laws.”...
  • NASA is changing the structure and frequency of water

    12/13/2021 10:48:05 AM PST · by kjam22 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12-12-21 | William mount
    They are changing the structure of water....
  • Test detects petroleum product in Pearl Harbor-Hickam water but big questions remain

    12/02/2021 5:24:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | December 1, 2021 | HNN Staff
    Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) -- A Hawaii lab has detected a petroleum product in a water sample collected from the Pearl Harbor-Hickam system -- a worrisome finding that comes as the investigation into the source of the fuel-like odor and oily sheen from the water continues. It’s the first confirmation of what military households and other impacted residents have been reporting for days: That their water smells like fuel and has made them sick. But the results also raise more questions, including how much petroleum is present and what kind it is. Environmental Health Deputy Director Kathleen Ho stressed the results are...
  • Scientists may have discovered unexpected cosmic origin of Earth's water

    11/30/2021 10:09:39 PM PST · by blueplum · 34 replies
    CNET ^ | 30 November 2021 | Monisha Ravisetti
    Five billion years ago, the universe was Earth-less. It remained that way till a vast number of asteroids smashed together and compacted into a giant rocky orb. But that raises a question: The Earth's surface is 70% water, so where'd the liquid come from? A long-standing theory is that a water-rich class of asteroids, called carbonaceous or C-type asteroids, could've pelted the Earth during its creation and brought along water. There's a caveat though, and the C-type asteroids may be only half the story....
  • San Francisco Declares Water Emergency, 5% Surcharge on Users

    11/24/2021 6:27:35 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/24/2021 | Joel B Pollack
    The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission voted Tuesday to declare a water shortage emergency amid a crushing drought in the state that threatens water supplies throughout the region, slapping a 5% surcharge on water users in the city. California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in its history. The drought from 2011- 2017 was so intense that rainy seasons in 2017 and 2018 barely reversed the damage. Mountain snow in 2020 was not enough to fill the state’s reservoirs.
  • Mushballs – Giant, Slushy Hailstones – Stash Away Missing Ammonia at Uranus and Neptune

    10/06/2021 6:58:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies ^ | 6 OCTOBER 2021 | By EUROPLANET
    Composite image of Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter. Credit: Jupiter from Juno: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran; Saturn from Cassini: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute; Uranus and Neptune from HST: NASA/ESA/A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong and A. Hsu (University of California, Berkeley). ========================================================================================== Mushballs – giant, slushy hailstones made from a mixture of ammonia and water – may be responsible for an atmospheric anomaly at Neptune and Uranus that has been puzzling scientists. A study presented by Tristan Guillot at the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2021 shows that mushballs could be highly effective at carrying ammonia deep into the...
  • Biden administration acts to restore clean-water safeguards

    11/18/2021 3:20:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2021 | By SUMAN NAISHADHAM and MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON — The Biden administration took action Thursday to restore federal protections for hundreds of thousands of small streams, wetlands and other waterways, undoing a Trump-era rule that was considered one of that administration’s hallmark environmental rollbacks. At issue is a regulation sometimes referred to as “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS, that defines the types of waterways qualifying for federal protection under the Clean Water Act. The regulation has long been a point of contention among environmental groups, farmers, homebuilders, lawmakers and the courts. The announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army reinstates a rule in...
  • EPA overturns approval of Mississippi Yazoo Pumps Project

    11/17/2021 11:09:52 PM PST · by blueplum · 7 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 17 November 2021 | LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/Report for America -
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it has overturned the approval of a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta that officials said was erroneously greenlit in the final days of the Trump administration. In a letter to the Army for Civil Works, EPA officials said the past administration's November 2020 decision to approve the Yazoo Pumps Project was in violation of the Clean Water Act and “failed to reflect the recommendations from the career scientists and technical staff.”
  • H2O: What You Need To Know

    11/14/2021 7:17:52 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 13 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 11/09/21 | Susan Goldhaber MPH
    The EWG wrote their own in those cases where the EPA did not have a standard for a contaminant. The EWG wrote their own standards for several contaminants already regulated by the EPA, with most about a 100-fold lower than EPA’s standard. For example, the EPA standard for a group of disinfection by-products (trihalomethanes) is 80 parts per billion (ppb); the EWG’s 0.15 ppb. Total trihalomethanes were detected at 28.3 ppb in my drinking water supply, so it complied with EPA’s regulations but exceeded the EWG’s. Anyone can make a standard look bad by writing a lower one.
  • Let Them Eat Renewables

    11/08/2021 4:36:09 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOV 08, 2021 | Lincoln Brown
    If you ever needed any proof for your left-wing friends that the current administration or, for that matter, progressives in general care nothing for anyone but themselves, look no further than the latest potential move by the Biden administration to rob Americans of their ability to heat their homes or run their cars this coming winter. The administration (and I use that term loosely) is mulling shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan as the Midwest moves into the coldest time of the year. I grew up in Ohio and did my undergrad work in Michigan and I can tell...
  • A Quick, Compelling Bible Study Vol. 80: Earthquakes, Plague, Drought, Floods, Fire - Oh My God!

    09/26/2021 4:35:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 26, 2021 | Myra Kahn Adams
    Thanks for joining us. Today we study what Scripture says about natural disasters, drought, pestilence, and plague. Could God prevent natural disasters and pestilence from happening? Does He cause them to happen? Those are tough questions that I know loyal readers will answer in the comments section. Let’s begin with an account of the Bible’s first epic natural disaster, enacted by God, who boldly proclaimed His objective reasoning: “The LORD said, ‘I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for...
  • Costco limits purchases on paper goods, water & key items amid supply chain delays

    09/23/2021 8:59:38 PM PDT · by blueplum · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | 23 September 2021 | Lucas Manfredi
    Costco confirmed it will start limiting purchases on essential household products for what has become a perfect storm of supply chain delays for many retailers. ...Costco's current supply chain and inflationary pressures, which include port delays, higher labor and freight costs, and shortages on everything from shipping containers, trucks, and drivers to various components, raw materials, and ingredients, have caused most of its general items to sell out within two weeks. ...

    09/20/2021 11:10:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 152 replies
    Researchers believe that mushy blobs on Uranus are hiding lots of gas. More specifically, scientists have discovered that “mushballs,” large slushy hailstones made of ammonia and water, might be causing an odd atmospheric phenomenon on Uranus, according to a press release about the research. The mushballs, which are also present on Neptune, might be carrying ammonia into the two planets’ atmosphere and hiding the gas from detection. The balls might actually be the secret behind why scientists can’t detect ammonia in the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune — which is odd because it’s abundant with other gasses like methane.
  • Water helps assembly of biofibers that could capture sunlight

    09/14/2021 5:12:19 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 8 replies
    Science News ^ | September 13, 2016
    When it comes to water, some materials have a split personality - and some of these materials could hold the key to new ways of harnessing solar energy. These small assemblies of organic molecules have parts that are hydrophobic, or water-fearing, while other parts are hydrophilic, or water-loving. Because of their schizoid nature, micelles organize themselves into spheres that have their hydrophilic parts turned out while their hydrophobic parts are shielded inside. A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory has shown water can serve another previously undiscovered role as these micelles coalesce to spontaneously...
  • Lead-Laced Drinking Water Must Be Addressed in American Schools

    09/12/2021 5:01:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | September 12, 2021 | Madison Dibble
    Summer is winding down, and while students and teachers may be ready to resume classroom sessions, the school buildings themselves may not be prepared. And it has nothing to do with COVID. Throughout the country, schools are suffering from aging infrastructure, especially when it comes to water pipelines. Cities like Flint, Michigan, and Newark, New Jersey, are well aware that lead made their drinking water toxic. But this problem isn’t limited to those two cities. A recent study conducted by the Pittsburgh-based health advocacy nonprofit Women for a Healthy Environment found 91 percent of Pennsylvania schools that tested their drinking...
  • Mars rover's first rock samples reveal lengthy water exposure

    09/11/2021 7:38:34 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    upi ^ | Paul Brinkmann
    The first two rock samples examined by NASA's Mars rover Perseverance give scientists a firm belief that water inundated Jezero Crater for a sustained period of time, the agency announced Friday. "We determined salt granules in the rock indicate it was exposed to water," Julia Goreva, a NASA scientist for the rover program, said in a news conference from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The rocks, drilled Monday and Wednesday, came from an igneous or volcanic rock. The agency previously knew that water once filled the crater, but not for how long. The salt deposits mean NASA can...