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  • The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

    02/12/2018 9:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2018
    Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least one month...
  • Plastic contaminates 94% of U.S. tap water, research finds, the most of any country studied

    09/06/2017 6:15:56 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 72 replies
    Kiro 7 ^ | September 6th 2017 | Shelby Lin Erdman
    Microscopic pieces of plastic have infiltrated tap water systems around the world, according to new research on worldwide water systems. According to Orb Media, a non-profit data journalism newsroom in Washington, 83 percent of the tap water sampled globally was contained with microscopic plastic particles. The U.S. had the highest contamination rate at 94 percent, and water sampled from Europe to India and in parts of the Middle East had plastic contamination above 70 percent, according to the Orb study. Sites sampled in the U.S. included “Congress buildings, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters and Trump Towers,” the Guardian reported....
  • Ok to donate to

    12/08/2016 6:30:42 PM PST · by BamaGirl · 34 replies
    myself | December 8, 2016 | me
    Hi! A friend asked me to donate to a charity called Do you think it is a legitimate charity? I'd love to get your advice. Thanks in advance!
  • Water and the Climate Change Industry

    05/26/2016 7:01:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives and the U.N. are obsessed with water, among many other things, as a way to control what people do “The water you drink today has likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, hundreds of millions of years ago.”– National Geographic “Water which is too pure has no fish.” - Anonymous Water is life and it is recyclable, covering 70 percent of our planet; 2.5 percent is fresh water and “only 1 percent is easily accessible, the rest is trapped in glaciers and snowfields.” National Geographic noted that freshwater is in crisis because levels...
  • Can making seawater drinkable quench the world's thirst?

    10/13/2015 6:36:11 AM PDT · by moose07 · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 October 2015 | By Padraig Belton
    Producing fresh drinking water from the sea - desalination - has always seemed to be the most obvious answer to water shortages.Our oceans cover more than 70% of the earth's surface and contain 97% of its water. But the energy needed to achieve this seemingly simple process has been costly. Now, thanks to new technologies, costs have been halved and huge desalination plants are opening around the world.The largest seawater desalination plant ever, Israel's Sorek plant near Tel Aviv, just ramped up to full production. It will make 624 million litres of drinkable water daily, and sell 1,000 litres -...
  • Egyptian researchers developed a cost-effective method for cleaning saltwater in just minutes

    09/09/2015 8:52:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Inhabitat ^ | 09/09/2015 | by Cat DiStasio,
    Finding ways to create clean drinking water where there is none is a field of constant innovation. Desalination, the process of filtering seawater to make it fit for human use, is perhaps the most common and researchers around the globe are on a quest to bring cost-effective and portable desalination technology to rural areas where it is desperately needed. So it’s exciting news that researchers at Alexandria University in Egypt have developed a promising new method that can turn salt water into fresh water in just a few minutes. The new Egyptian method relies on salt-attracting membranes and vaporizing heat...
  • Brain-Eating Amoeba That Thrives in Warm Conditions Detected in Louisiana Drinking Water

    08/04/2015 5:52:32 AM PDT · by ETL · 32 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Katy Galimberti
    Public officials are in the process of eliminating Naegleria Fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, from two drinking water supplies in Louisiana. Naegleria Fowleri was detected during routine tests last week at a utility district in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, roughly 25 miles from Baton Rouge. The water system serves roughly 1,800 throughout the rural town. Three other systems in the area were tested with negative results, according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). While officials say the water is safe for drinking, residents are urged to use caution with the water, not letting it get into their nose. Humans...
  • Desalination plants key to Perth water security

    07/10/2015 5:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    al Jazeera ^ | July 9, 2015 | Royce Kurmelovs
    Perth, Australia - Up to a third of Perth's drinking water starts life in the Indian Ocean where it is drawn into an intake pump about 400 metres inland. It is pumped another kilometre into the sprawling, open-plan complex at the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant in Binningup, Western Australia (WA). Here, the seawater goes through a complex five-step filtering process that includes 32,872 reverse osmosis membranes and 18,080 ultra-filtration membranes. About 45 percent of the seawater entering the system gets turned into fresh drinking water that can then be piped out north towards Perth, or even as far as Kalgoorlie...
  • Body of aspiring Mexican actress thought to had been kidnapped by a sex slave gang is found

    01/14/2015 6:33:36 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies ^ | january 13, 2014 | sara malm
    The body of an aspiring actress has been found in the water tank in the Mexico City apartment block where she lived, one year after she disappeared. Psychology graduate Carmen Yarira Noriega Esparza, 27, vanished in February last year, and friends and family feared she had been kidnapped by human traffickers and sold as a sex slave. Ms Esparza's severely decayed body was discovered in the tank after residents in the building complained that the drinking water tasted funny.
  • Bill Gates: From stinky poop to fresh water – Omni Processor

    01/08/2015 9:29:26 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 7, 2015 | By Joseph Lamy
    Bill Gates and friends have developed a simple system to convert human feces into electricity, fresh water and pathogen-free ash – and no stink! In a quest to find a way to end the tragic death of more than 700,000 children annually from drinking bad water, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has sponsored a variety of waste treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Janicki Bioenergy develops and manufactures a variety of sizes of this system. It uses the combustible biomass (roughly 20% of the feces) to heat mass quantities to ~2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The super-heated steam from...
  • EPA takes step in regulating drinking water

    10/20/2014 4:33:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Laura Barron-Lopez
    The Environmental Protection Agency took the first step toward regulating a chemical in the country’s drinking water on Monday. The EPA issued a preliminary determination to regulate the chemical called strontium, which is a naturally occurring element. At elevated levels strontium can impact bone strength in people who don’t consume enough calcium, the EPA said. Strontium has been found in roughly 99 percent of the public water systems in the U.S..
  • Top Medical Journal Labels Fluoride a Neurotoxin

    05/22/2014 3:42:01 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 43 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 May 2014 | Alex Newman
    Top Medical Journal Labels Fluoride a Neurotoxin The New American 22 May 2014 Most Americans drink fluoride every day as part of what critics refer to as an involuntary mass-medication program. Organized dentistry argues that it is good for children’s teeth. However, according to a recent report in one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, the industrial chemical added to water supplies across much of the United States is actually a dangerous developmental neurotoxicant. Echoing the recent findings of another Harvard study suggesting that fluoride is associated with drastic reductions in the IQ of children, The Lancet journal...
  • Anti-fluoridation quacks should know there’s no debate

    05/06/2014 7:58:26 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 103 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 05-02-2014 | Jacquielynn Floyd
    An angry reader — one of many — is impatiently waiting for me to explain myself after an earlier column in which I characterized anti-fluoride activists as delusional cranks. “You are promoting the mass medication of your community,” she wrote. “It makes absolutely no sense to put this hazardous waste into our drinking water. Why are you pushing for this insane practice? I look forward to your response.” I have a response, but she won’t like it: I am at an honest loss as to how to respond to crazy talk. If someone wants to believe flying saucers are beaming...
  • Obama: US must rethink water as climate changes

    02/14/2014 11:05:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2014 8:53 PM EST | Darlene Superville
    Warning that weather-related disasters will only get worse, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. must rethink the way it uses water as he announced new federal aid to help drought-stricken California. Obama drew a clear connection between California’s troubles and climate change as he toured part of a farm that will go unsown this year as the state faces its worst drought in more than 100 years. Even if the U.S. takes action now to curb pollution, the planet will keep getting warmer “for a long time to come” thanks to greenhouse gases that have already built up, Obama...
  • Drugs Contamination In Tap Drinking Water

    01/18/2014 8:00:18 AM PST · by truthnomatterwhat · 27 replies
    Health Alkaline Water ^ | January 17, 2014 | Alexanne Stone
    We have a tendency in our society to take our drinking water for granted and assume that water contamination will be taken care of by our local authorities. We need to change the way we think in this regard because budgets for water treatment are drying up and the use of recycled water is now becoming more common. We can no longer just think of water as a gift from Mother Nature that will always be there when we need it, but rather as an industry and commodity which needs investment! Here is one way how the contamination in drinking...
  • How to use fruit peels to filter your water.

    01/05/2014 1:35:42 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 33 replies
    mother nature network ^ | 12/17/2013 | Bryan Nelson
    Who needs fancy water purifiers? Try this easy water treatment technique instead, using nothing more than fruit peels and rubbing alcohol. With more and more eco-conscious people replacing their bottled water intake (and for good reason) with tap water, there is a growing demand for water filtration devices. But you don't need to go out and buy a fancy device to ensure that your tap water is free from pollutants. Researchers with the National University of Singapore have recently discovered a simple do-it-yourself method for filtering water using nothing more than fruit peels and rubbing alcohol, reports Wired. Researcher Ramakrishna...
  • Distillation ensures safe drinking water during an emergency

    11/04/2013 10:15:02 PM PST · by ChocChipCookie · 12 replies
    Water Technology ^ | March 4, 2013 | Glenn Meder
    Disasters happen. From Hurricane Sandy, Irene, Andrew and Katrina to the devastating Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, disasters strike without warning and the aftermath can be as devastating as the event. During an emergency, water supplies are often contaminated and disrupted, sometimes for an extended period of time. Without a safe supply of drinking water, healthy people who could otherwise provide for their family can become severely ill within days. At greater risk are children and infants. People take safe drinking water for granted. They don’t think about their water supplies, nor do they think about the vulnerability of...
  • How Safe Is Drinking Tap Water from Water Filters?

    02/13/2013 8:23:39 PM PST · by truthnomatterwhat · 26 replies
    Health Alkaline ^ | Health Alkaline
    How safe is your tap drinking water? it’s possible pesticides or contaminants could be flowing from your faucet. Public water systems, tap waters are tested and regulated by the government. By law, municipalities have to test the water and report to consumers once a year. They can test once a year, four times a year, sometimes less. They test for 90 contaminants like copper, arsenic, lead. There is a report that tells you what’s in the water and if it’s dangerous. But they average the results. So if you live in an agricultural area, pesticides in the water spike in...
  • Windsor votes to remove fluoride from drinking water (Canada)

    01/30/2013 7:10:06 PM PST · by opentalk · 45 replies
    Windsor star ^ | January 28, 2012
    Windsor on Monday joined the growing number of municipalities which have voted to end the decades-old practice of adding fluoride to the water supply in the fight against tooth decay. “A lot has changed in the last 60 years … fluoride is not the be-all and end-all to prevent tooth decay,” said Mayor Eddie Francis, who voted with the majority.… “I want to be shown that when we ingest this, we are safe,” said Kimberley DeYong of Fluoride Free Windsor. She and others said not a single study among those cited by fluoridation proponents looked specifically at the industry-sourced chemical...
  • 21 Facts About America's Decaying Infrastructure That Will Blow Your Mind

    09/21/2012 11:53:24 PM PDT · by LucyT · 52 replies
    TheEconomicCollapse ^ | September 21, 2012 | Staff
    You can tell a lot about a nation by the condition of the infrastructure. So what does our infrastructure say about us? It says that we are in a very advanced state of decay. At this point, much of America is being held together with spit, duct tape and prayers. Our roads are crumbling and thousands of our bridges look like they could collapse at any moment. Our power grid is ancient and over a trillion gallons of untreated sewage is leaking from our aging sewer systems each year. Our airports and our seaports are clogged with far more traffic...