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  • Maryland - Parasite Found in Drinking Water Affecting the Immunocompromised within a Population of Nearly 1.8 Million Residents

    10/01/2023 6:53:22 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 38 replies
    Maryland - Parasite Found in Drinking Water Affecting the Immunocompromised within a Population of Nearly 1.8 Million Residents A microscopic parasite called Cryptosporidium was found during testing of Druid Lake Reservoir. This parasite can cause gastrointestinal problems in those who are immunocompromised, the elderly, and/or children. The parasite can cause cryptosporidiosis which, according to the CDC • Watery diarrhea • Stomach cramps or pain • Dehydration • Nausea • Vomiting • Fever • Weight loss Baltimore, Baltimore County and Howard County are the affected areas. Residents can use this Interactive Map to determine if they live in an impacted area....
  • WEF Confession: Water Crisis Will Succeed in Establishing World Government Where COVID & Climate Change Failed

    09/30/2023 4:05:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies ^ | September 30th 2023, 1:08 pm | Jamie White
    "Can we actually deliver this time in ways we have failed miserably other times?" World Economic Forum spokesperson asks. A World Economic Forum contributor claimed that a coming water crisis will succeed in establishing a world government where the COVID plandemic and the climate change narratives failed. A clip from the WEF’s Davos meeting last year which received little attention at the time but is now going viral shows WEF spokesperson Professor Mariana Mazzucato lamenting how COVID and climate change failed to bring about a world government before insinuating that a water crisis will be the catalyst that imposes a...
  • Biden Touts Spending ‘Tens of Millions’ on Clean Water for Ukraine, Still Hasn’t Visited East Palestine

    09/22/2023 4:55:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/22/2023 | KRISTINA WONG
    President Joe Biden boasted about spending “tens of millions” of dollars on clean water for Ukraine, while still not having visited the disaster zone in East Palestine, where residents are still suffering from water contamination. Biden, after welcoming Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the Oval Office, touted U.S. aid to Ukraine in remarks to the press. “No nation can be truly secure in the world if, in fact, we don’t stand up and defend the freedom of Ukraine from facing this Russian brutality and aggression. That’s why we brought together a coalition of more than 50 countries — more than...
  • New research identifies link between drinking water disinfection byproducts and risk of colorectal cancer in men

    09/17/2023 12:08:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 31 replies
    Results from a large population-based cohort study including 60,000 men and women in central Sweden suggest that exposure to higher concentrations of disinfection byproducts in drinking water is associated with elevated risk of colorectal cancer in men. Drinking water is a very important part of our diet that is consumed daily by essentially everyone in the population. Hence, assuring a that the public drinking water maintains a high standard is crucial. Chlorination of drinking water is a cheap and effective method widely used to control waterborne infectious disease. A drawback is, however, that reactive chemical byproducts can be formed in...
  • A New Lawsuit Claims Brita Is Misleading Customers on What It Actually Filters

    09/16/2023 5:07:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Food and Wine ^ | Jelisa Castrodale Photo of Jelisa Castrodale Jelisa Castrodale Jelisa Castrodale has been a staff wr
    The lawsuit claims the filters are “not nearly as effective” as they claim.A California man has filed a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer of a popular water filtration system, alleging that it doesn’t remove potentially hazardous substances from drinking water or reduce the levels of those contaminants as effectively as its packaging claims. According to the 71-page legal filing obtained by Reuters, Nicholas Brown paid $15 for a Brita Everyday Water Pitcher in early 2022. He claims that he made this purchase because of some of the statements printed on the Brita pitcher’s packaging, including “FRESH FILTER = FRESHER...
  • Are Berkey Water Filters Safe to Use? Find out All About the Berkey Lawsuit (class action suit claiming that Black Berkey filtering products do not perform as advertised)

    09/11/2023 5:08:04 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 40 replies
    Green Matters ^ | September 5, 2023 | Kate Undrrwood
    Since water purity and safety are important for your overall health, you may have investigated various water filters. One popular form of water filtration to remove contaminants is the Berkey water filtering system, but a Berkey lawsuit claims that those products don't work as advertised. What does the lawsuit say about this company? Can consumers seeking purified water trust a Big Berkey water filtration system? Find out how the lawsuit started and what's happening in 2023. Is Berkey Filter being sued? According to, the manufacturer of Berkey filters, New Millennium Concepts (NMCL), is the company named in the Berkey...
  • Irish farmers to be impacted by new nitrates limits

    09/06/2023 1:10:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 6 Sep 2023 19:41 | Joe Mag Raollaigh, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent
    The European Commission has decided to restrict the provision of flexibility on nitrates rules affecting more than 3,000 Irish dairy and beef farmers from the first of January. Many farmers may have to reduce stocking rates as a result. The farmers have been availing of a nitrates derogation that allowed them higher stocking rates on their farms. But that arrangement was dependent on Ireland delivering on a commitment to improve water quality. The Government has failed to do this. The commission’s response means that, from next year, the farmers affected will have three ways to meet the new, reduced limits...
  • Idalia exposes yet another problem with EVs

    09/02/2023 1:44:47 PM PDT · by CFW · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 9/2/23 | Jazz Shaw
    Imagine this disturbing scenario for a moment. You live in Florida and received plenty of dire warnings about the approach of Hurricane Idalia. But your house is a little way uphill and the storm surge wasn’t quite as bad as some had predicted. You manage to get by with only some minor flooding at your place and once they get the power back on you should be able to start cleaning up. But two days after the storm, you walk outside only to find your car going up in a massive fireball. Just what you needed, right? But what went...
  • Hawaiian Racism and the Maui Fires

    09/01/2023 3:40:15 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 29 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | September 01, 2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    ........What looks like incompetence by government officials really reflects an ongoing racial conflict. Leftist activists, most of them white or black, have organized some activist Polynesian residents (often wrongly referred to as native Hawaiians) along the American Indian or Australian aboriginal model into their own system with extensive leverage over the bureaucracy. Ongoing conflicts over water rights between plantations and so-called ‘native cultivation” led to a denial of water to fight the fires. The widely reported denial of water by M. Kaleo Manuel, the deputy director of the Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management, to fight the fires led to...
  • Whitmer Administration Used ‘Calculated’ Scheme To Hide Sensitive Email From the Public, Lawsuit Says

    08/30/2023 11:57:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 29, 2023 | Meghan Blonder
    A consultant for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D., Mich.) used a coded message in a "calculated" effort to "conceal" from the public record sensitive communications regarding the administration's response to a local water crisis in Michigan, according to a lawsuit. Michigan energy department consultant Andy Leavitt in September 2021 emailed a top adviser to Whitmer to express "some major red flags" with the administration's response to a lead water crisis in southwestern Michigan, which Leavitt compared to a similar crisis in Flint, Michigan. But Leavitt's initial message was not written in English—the consultant used letters in the Greek alphabet in place...
  • After Supreme Court curtails federal power, Biden administration weakens clean water protections

    08/29/2023 6:16:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 29, 2023 | Michael Phillis, Matthew Daly and John Flesher
    The Biden administration weakened regulations protecting millions of acres of wetlands Tuesday, saying it had no choice after the Supreme Court sharply limited the federal government’s jurisdiction over them. The rule would require that wetlands be more clearly connected to other waters like oceans and rivers, a policy shift that departs from a half-century of federal rules governing the nation’s waterways. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan said the agency had no alternative after the Supreme Court sharply limited the federal government’s power to regulate wetlands that do not have a “continuous surface connection” to larger, regulated bodies of water....
  • Hawaii Bureaucrats Make Fire Disaster Worse [semi-satire]

    08/22/2023 11:10:56 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 August 2023 | John Semmens
    The worst fire disaster in America's last 100 years was made worse when the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) refused to allow access to water to fight the conflagration on Maui Island for more than five hours while the fire leveled the town of Lahaina. M. Kaleo Manuel, a Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner and DLNR's deputy director for water resource, insisted that "a discussion about equity must precede as decision to divert water resources from a previously approved distribution to an unplanned so-called emergency." By the time the water needed was approved for firefighting the blaze had...
  • Official Who Ignored Request for Water During Maui Inferno: 'Water Requires Conversations Around Equity'

    08/17/2023 12:35:05 PM PDT · by Ebenezer · 129 replies
    RedState ^ | August 17, 2023 | Jennifer Van Laar
    During the inferno that devastated part of the island of Maui, wiping entire towns off the map and possibly killing more than a thousand people (once a full assessment can be made), people on Maui begged state officials to allow West Maui stream water to be diverted to fill up reservoirs for firefighting. That request went to M. Kaleo Manuel, Deputy Director of Hawaii's Commission on Water Resource Management, and he delayed approval of that water for five hours - five hours in which the once-contained fire exploded. By the time the approval was received, workers were unable to reach...
  • A [Hawaii] State Official Refused To Release Water For West Maui Fires Until It Was Too Late

    08/15/2023 1:13:31 PM PDT · by rod5591 · 71 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | 08/15/2023 | Stewart Yerton
    With wildfires ravaging West Maui on Aug. 8, a state water official delayed the release of water that landowners wanted to help protect their property from fires. The water standoff played out over much of the day and the water didn’t come until too late. The dispute involved the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ water resource management division. DLNR delayed releasing water requested by West Maui Land Co. to help prevent the spread of fire, sources familiar with the situation said. Specifically, according to accounts of four people with knowledge of the situation, M. Kaleo Manuel, a Native Hawaiian...
  • Visualizing The Global Population By Water Security Levels

    08/11/2023 9:19:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Visual Capitalist ^ | 08/11/2023 | Freny Fernandes | Graphics/Design: Bhabna Banerjee
    Most of the world’s population today lives in countries facing critical water security issues.Dealing with issues such as declining freshwater availability, demand from growing populations, insufficient infrastructure, or flawed water governance can impact how easily a country’s population can access water. A combination of multiple factors quickly makes problems with water security a lived reality.As Visual Capitalist's Freny Fernandes illustrates below, a recent Global Water Security Report by the United Nations University assessed the water security of different countries across the world.MethodologyThis study assesses water security in countries by examining 10 different underlying components, ranging from water quality and sanitation...
  • Do we know if estrogen in the water supply is a significant problem? What are its major sources? How does this relate to morality and politics? Some research:

    08/05/2023 5:48:54 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 24 replies ^ | 8-5-2023 | Daniel1212
    Do we know if estrogen in the water supply is a significant problem? What are its major sources? How does this relate to morality and politics? Some research:► The next abortion fight could be over wastewater regulation Abortion opponents plan to use environmental laws to curb access to pills used to terminate an early pregnancy. The new approach comes as the pills mifepristone and misoprostol, which people can take at home during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, have become the most common method of abortion in the U.S. and virtually the only option for millions of people in states...
  • "Proficient swimmer": Tafari Campbell drowning death while paddleboarding comes under scrutiny

    07/27/2023 8:55:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 102 replies
    SK POP ^ | Jul 27, 2023 | Karishma Rao
    Netizens are questioning news reports that claimed that Tafari Campbell died from a paddleboarding accident. The 45-year-old worked as a personal chef to former US president Barack Obama. He died during his recent trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Internet users are finding it hard to believe that he died due to the water sport considering his proficiency in swimming.. Tafari Campbell was visiting Massachusetts Island from his Virginia home. He went missing in the Edgartown Great Pond waters on Sunday. Police endlessly searched for the food connoisseur until they received a call about a male paddleboarder who had reportedly “gone into...
  • Buoy in Florida Keys measures 101.1-degree water temperature

    07/26/2023 5:05:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies ^ | 07/25/2023 | Meteorologist Rob Duns
    The Manatee Bay buoy in the Florida Keys recorded a sea surface temperature of 101.1 degrees at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 24. The buoy, located in the Upper Keys northwest of Key Largo managed by Everglades National Park, recorded the temperature at a depth of 4.9 feet. Pending no anomalies with the data, the recording would set a new world sea surface temperature, breaking the current record of 99.7 degrees. That temperature was recorded in Kuwait Bay of the Persian Gulf.
  • Hide Your Gas Stove, Hide Your Water Heater: Biden Administration Sets New Efficiency Standards

    07/23/2023 7:22:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/23/2023 | Elaine Mallon
    The Biden administration is cracking down on water heaters by imposing greater efficiency standards. Consumers will have to shovel out thousands of dollars more to install a heat pump water heater rather than a conventional storage water heater in order to fall in line with new standards released on Friday by the Department of Energy. If the proposal is adopted, by 2029, all new electric water heaters must deploy heat pump technology and all gas-fired ones will use condensing technology.
  • Biden now targeting home water heaters for more government rules as crackdown on home appliances continues

    07/23/2023 4:57:19 AM PDT · by dennisw · 7 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 23 July 2023 | JAMES GORDON
    The Biden administration has proposed tightening efficiency standards for new residential water heaters - a move it said would save consumers $11.4bn a year The DOE has already rolled out new efficiency standards for other appliances, such as gas stoves, clothes washers, refrigerators and air conditioners It marks the latest chapter in Biden's war on appliances that his administration claims will save Americans money The U.S. Department of Energy is now turning its attention to household water heaters as the Biden administration continues to target everyday home appliances for further regulations. The administration, led by Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm,...