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  • Wall Street has begun trading water as a commodity, like gold or oil

    12/10/2020 5:10:01 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    SS ^ | 12/9/20 | SS
    What is water trading? The market allows farmers, hedge funds, and municipalities to hedge bets on the future price of water and water availability in the American West. The new trading scheme was announced in September, prompted by the region’s worsening heat, drought, and wildfires. Water trading pros and cons Proponents argue the new market will clear up some of the uncertainty around water prices for farmers and municipalities, helping them budget for the resource. But some experts say treating water as a tradable commodity puts a basic human right into the hands of financial institutions and investors. Wall Street’s...
  • Best thread EVER: USA Today fact-checked The Babylon Bee about Trump wanting a Space Navy for the Moon, but then the real U.S. Navy got involved and ROFL

    10/30/2020 7:05:06 PM PDT · by McGruff · 90 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 30, 2020 | Greg P.
    The Babylon Bee had this really funny satirical article up earlier this week joking that President Trump proposed a Space Navy now that NASA found water on the Moon: With Moon Water Announcement, Trump Proposes Space Navy — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) October 27, 2020 And then the morons at USA Today decided this needed a fact check, which led to an even funnier “retraction” from the Bee: Sadly, we must retract this one. We'd like to thank @USATODAY for calling us out with this fact check. We will strive to do better. — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee)...
  • Ancient Maya Built Sophisticated Water Filter System Light-Years Ahead Of The Rest Of The World

    10/27/2020 10:53:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies ^ | 10/23/2020 | Staff
    The great Maya city of Tikal transported zeolites for water filtration thousands of years before other cultures learned or adopted the idea, archaeologists have found. The filtration was probably much better than anything known to the Europeans who conquered the area 1,500 years later. The Corriental reservoir was one of Tikal’s sources of drinking water. Dr Kenneth Tankersley of the University of Cincinnati found crystalline quartz and zeolite when digging at the reservoir. Neither are local to the area and would have had to be brought a long way by the standards of a people who had no beasts of...
  • Executive Order on Modernizing America’s Water Resource Management and Water Infrastructure

    10/13/2020 3:43:10 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | October 13, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1. Purpose. Abundant, safe, and reliable supplies of water are critical to quality of life for all Americans, fueling our economy, providing food for our citizens and the world, generating energy, protecting public health, supporting rich and diverse wildlife and plant species, and affording recreational opportunities. While America is blessed with abundant natural resources, those resources must be effectively managed, and our water infrastructure must be modernized to meet the needs of current...
  • Water on Mars: discovery of three buried lakes intrigues scientists

    09/28/2020 3:40:56 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 32 replies ^ | 28 SEPTEMBER 2020 | Jonathan O'Callaghan
    Two years ago, planetary scientists reported the discovery of a large saltwater lake under the ice at Mars’s south pole, a finding that was met with excitement and some scepticism. Now, researchers say they’ve confirmed the presence of that lake — and found three more. The discovery, reported on 28 September in Nature Astronomy1, was made using radar data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) orbiting Mars Express spacecraft. It follows the detection of a single subsurface lake in the same region in 2018 — which, if confirmed, would be the first body of liquid water ever detected on the...
  • Brain Eating Amoeba Sparks “Do Not Use Water” Advisory In Part Of Texas

    09/26/2020 1:15:53 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 66 replies ^ | Sep 26, 2020,03:08pm EDT | Victoria ForsterContributor
    Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, several communities in Texas are under a “do not use water” advisory due to fears that a brain-eating amoeba could be in their tap water. According to the CDC, the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is most commonly found in warm freshwater systems such as lakes, rivers and hot springs in warmer parts of the U.S. People often get infected by swimming in these areas, but the CDC lists “contaminated tap water” and “inadequately chlorinated swimming pool water” as “very rare instances.” The amoeba infects people by entering the body through the nose...
  • A Constitutional Affront by Wisconsin’s Attorney General (Josh Kaul, (D))

    09/14/2020 12:27:25 PM PDT · by karpov · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | September 14, 2020 | Ryan J. Owens
    Wisconsin’s attorney general seeks to rob the state’s citizens of their sovereignty. He is trying to grab power that does not belong to him and wants to make mischief while avoiding oversight. This lawless behavior — aimed today at Wisconsin’s farmers and tomorrow at small towns — must be checked. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Attorney General Josh Kaul oppose a number of Wisconsin farmers in a legal dispute that focuses on high-capacity wells. The specific questions in that dispute are whether Wisconsin farmers can use high-capacity wells and under what conditions. (A high-capacity well is one that...
  • Los Angeles to shut off water and power to homes hosting large parties or gatherings

    09/07/2020 5:34:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies ^ | 9/6/2020 |
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Wednesday that he is authorizing the city to shut off utility service to properties where large parties and gatherings are held, CBS Los Angeles reports. Garcetti said that, starting Friday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will cut off water and power service in "egregious" cases where unpermitted large parties and gatherings take place. The announcement came hours after City Councilman David Ryu introduced a motion to increase penalties for property owners who hold large house parties in violation of public health orders. It wasn't clear whether Garcetti's announcement was related...
  • How To Get Emergency Drinking Water From Fire Hydrants

    08/21/2020 9:08:32 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 17 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 08/20/2020 | Doodlebugs (alias)
    In certain situations you may be able to obtain emergency drinking water from fire hydrants. Should you do so, and is this even legal you may ask? For the most part, opening a fire hydrant on a municipal water line is against the law and should never be attempted. Secondly, if the hydrant is still pressurized, the force of the unregulated water could cause injury or even death. Also, if citizens begin randomly opening fire hydrants, this may result in a loss of pressure when it is needed for actual firefighting.
  • Experts believe Neptune and Uranus 'primarily' composed of water

    08/16/2020 1:04:21 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/16/2020 | Chris Ciaccia
    While NASA proposes a mission to Neptune's moon, Triton, which could have an ocean capable of supporting life, researchers believe Neptune and Uranus are composed "primarily" of a strange form of water.
  • Scientists probe the weird, alien water inside of Uranus and Neptune

    08/14/2020 12:14:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Live Science ^ | 08/14/2020 | Chelsea Gohd
    In a new study, scientists have devised a theoretical computer model and used it to peer inside the ice giants Uranus and Neptune. With this tool, the team studied the thermal and electrical conductivity of the unusual water inside of these planets. In simulating these physical processes on the teeny-tiny atomic scale, the researchers hope that this new model will reveal information about the icy bodies' internal structure, magnetic fields, how they evolved and exactly how old they are. In studying Uranus and Neptune with this model, the researchers, who stem from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in...
  • Planet Ceres is an 'ocean world' with sea water beneath surface, mission finds

    08/10/2020 4:46:24 PM PDT · by NRx · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08-10-2020 | AFP
    The dwarf planet Ceres – long believed to be a barren space rock – is an ocean world with reservoirs of sea water beneath its surface, the results of a major exploration mission showed on Monday. Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and has its own gravity, enabling the Nasa Dawn spacecraft to capture high-resolution images of its surface. Now a team of scientists from the United States and Europe have analysed images relayed from the orbiter, captured about 35km (22 miles) from the asteroid. They focused on the 20-million-year-old Occator crater and...
  • Lithium-laced drinking water could curb suicide rates, scientists say

    08/07/2020 4:00:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 5, 2020 | Hannah Spanks
    For communities with a low rate of depression and suicide, there may be something in the water, according to a new study. A comprehensive analysis of findings from previous studies has revealed that regions where the public drinking water contains a high level of naturally occurring lithium — a mineral used most often for the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder — also boast a lower rate of suicide than other areas. The review included all prior research on the effects of lithium, as well as regional water samples and suicide data from 1,286 locales in Austria, Greece, Italy, Lithuania,...
  • TechThatMatters - Drinking water from solar panels

    07/26/2020 4:42:10 AM PDT · by FRinCanada2 · 12 replies [video link]. This is a game changer in the worldwide fight against disease. The lack of clean drinking water in impoverished areas of the globe contributed more to disease and mortality than COVID19 has or will ever have.
  • Dr. Fauci responds to 'mischievous' criticism after he was photographed with mask off at Nationals game

    07/24/2020 10:27:44 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/24/20 | Julia Musto
    The infectious disease specialist says he was dehydrated ------- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that criticism of a photo in which he had his face mask partially down is "sort of mischievous." In an interview on "America's Newsroom," Fauci told host John Roberts that he had been sitting next to his wife, Dr. Christine Grady, and a very close friend of his. "I had my mask around my chin. I had taken it down. I was totally dehydrated and I was drinking water trying to rehydrate myself," he explained. "And, by the...
  • The Garamantes

    07/17/2020 1:05:10 AM PDT · by texas booster · 19 replies
    The Ancient Blogger ^ | 8 May 2020 | Ancient Blogger
    The Fezzan is an area of approximately 212,000 square miles of unforgiving desert and valleys. Situated in the south west of modern day Libya it’s not an area you’d easily traverse, let alone live in. Yet in the 1st millennium BCE a people did exactly that. They created art, irrigated the baked earth and sustained a culture. One of the earliest surviving references to the Garamantes is found in Herodotus’ Histories, written in the 5th century BCE[1]. Herodotus’ description was contradictory, they had no weapons, but they hunted a cave dwelling tribe nearby using chariots. He also went on to...
  • San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]

    10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters
    Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van. The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. She said all five were...
  • Report: Israeli cyberattack caused Iran nuclear site fire, F35s hit missile base

    07/04/2020 2:10:53 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3 July 2020, 2:08 pm | Judah Ari Gross
    Israel was responsible for two blasts at Iranian facilities — one related to uranium enrichment, the other for missile production — over the past week, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported Friday. The Al-Jareeda daily cited an unnamed senior source as saying that an Israeli cyberattack caused a fire and explosion at the largely underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility in the predawn hours of Thursday morning. According to the source, this was expected to set back Iran’s nuclear enrichment program by approximately two months. The newspaper also reported that last Friday Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets bombed a site located in the...
  • Water Rocket Record

    06/15/2020 6:46:31 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct, 7, 2018 | Air Command Rockets
    Test flight at 1000 psi
  • Following Huge Protest, Oregon Farmers Get Big Win, Thanks to Trump Administration [ Klamath ]

    06/15/2020 2:41:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    PJmedia ^ | JUN 15, 2020 | Jeff Reynolds
    A 29-mile convoy through southern Oregon, followed by a rally, followed by a direct appeal to the White House, and a decision by the Department of the Interior. That’s what it took to open up irrigation water for farmers in southern Oregon last week. It all started with one of the biggest protests you probably didn’t even notice. In a June 9 press release, the Bureau of Reclamation announced that it had restored the 140,000-acre-feet of water originally promised to farmers in the Klamath Basin at the beginning of the season: Today, the Bureau of Reclamation confirmed the 2020 water...