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  • Study finds potential instability in Atlantic Ocean water circulation system

    01/05/2017 7:32:16 AM PST · by pa_dweller · 38 replies
    Yale University ^ | 1/4/17 | Jim Shelton
    One of the world’s largest ocean circulation systems may not be as stable as today’s weather models predict, according to a new study. In fact, changes in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) — the same deep-water ocean current featured in the movie “The Day After Tomorrow” — could occur quite abruptly, in geologic terms, the study says. The research appears in the Jan. 4 online edition of the journal Science Advances.
  • 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...
  • American companies selling off nation’s water supplies with blessing of Obama Regime

    12/09/2013 8:49:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 44 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Shocking statistics surfacing about record busting, low water levels in America’s Great Lakes make no mention of the sale of fresh water supplies by private companies to China, or of President Obama’s executive order and the legal loophole which is allowing these sales. “Two of the Great Lakes have hit their lowest water levels EVER RECORDED” the US Army Corps of Engineers reported early this year. (1) Corps measurements taken in January of 2013 “show Lake Huron and Lake Michigan have reached their lowest ebb since record keeping began in 1918.” The chief watershed hydrology expert warns Americans, “We’re in...
  • Scientists Discover Massive Freshwater Reserves Underneath The Ocean Floor

    12/05/2013 6:52:52 AM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    Scientists Discover Massive Freshwater Reserves Underneath The Ocean Floor Agence France Presse Dec. 5, 2013, 7:22 AM Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dwindle. Lead author Vincent Post, from Australia's Flinders University, said that an estimated 500,000 cubic kilometres (120,000 cubic miles) of low-salinity water had been found buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves off Australia, China, North America and South Africa. "The volume of this water resource is a hundred times greater than the amount we've extracted from...
  • Global Warming Affects World's Largest Freshwater Lake (Lake Baikal)

    05/01/2008 11:00:38 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 213+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-1-2008 | National Science Foundation.
    Global Warming Affects World's Largest Freshwater LakeThis well-known landmark, Shaman Rock on Lake Baikal in Russia, stands guard over an ancient lake whose pristine condition is changing quickly. (Credit: Nicholas Rodenhouse) ScienceDaily (May 1, 2008) — Russian and American scientists have discovered that the rising temperature of the world's largest lake, located in frigid Siberia, shows that this region is responding strongly to global warming. Consensus of scientists regarding global warming Drawing on 60 years of long-term studies of Russia's Lake Baikal, Stephanie Hampton, an ecologist and deputy director of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in...
  • Windmill With A Twist Can Provide Fresh Water From Seawater Directly

    03/03/2008 6:31:53 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 353+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-3-2008 | Delft University of Technology
    Windmill With A Twist Can Provide Fresh Water From Seawater DirectlyThe first prototype has been built and is already working at a location near the A13 motorway near Delft. This prototype is to be dismantled and transported to Curaçao the first week of March. There the concept will be tested on seawater. (Credit: Image courtesy of Delft University of Technology) ScienceDaily (Mar. 3, 2008) — A traditional windmill which drives a pump: that is the simple concept behind the combination of windmill/reverse osmosis developed by the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands. In this case, it involves...
  • Why sweat? Tap nuclear power [for desalination]

    12/27/2007 7:55:08 PM PST · by grundle · 34 replies · 298+ views
    ajc.com ^ | 12/26/07 | NOLAN HERTEL
    State governments looking for ways to cope with severe drought in the Southeast should consider using nuclear power to desalinate seawater. This is a safe and proven technology that the U.S. Navy has been using for more than a half-century to provide drinking water for the crews of its nuclear-powered submarines. Until a few years ago, the water debate here in Georgia was conducted in an almost surreal atmosphere. We appeared to have sufficient supplies of water to meet our needs, and most of us seemed to feel that this state of affairs would continue indefinitely. By definition, miracles do...
  • Al-Huda residents celebrate new fresh-water well

    10/02/2007 5:37:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 58+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Mada'in Qada Mayor Abu Bahar and al-Huda village's Sheik Shanno cut a ribbon, marking the opening of a new fresh-water well pumping station in al-Huda Sept. 23. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, along with the Nahia council, members of local Iraqi Security Forces, the Qada mayor and members of the village, attended the ceremony. The project started in July and ended with the pumping station opening 72 days later. The well system is comprised of a gated building, a 40-meter well, four 5,000-gallon water storage tanks, a water...
  • Desalting Plant Siting Raises Fears

    02/12/2005 1:55:45 PM PST · by Willie Green · 29 replies · 731+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 12 | Sara Lin
    Locating desalination facilities next to coastal power generators could extend the use of intakes that kill marine life, environmentalists say. Standing tall on the seashore, the AES power plant, with its naked steel frame, has long been a generator of electricity in Huntington Beach and a killer of marine life. For decades, environmentalists have looked forward to the day when AES and other aging coastal power plants would close, eliminating the cooling water pipes that suck in and destroy tons of fish, seals, crustaceans, larvae and microorganisms every year. But a renewed interest in using old generating stations as bases...
  • China:Three Gorges Dam, Chinese Pollution Threatens to Turn West Sea(Yellow Sea) into 'Dead Sea'

    10/10/2004 7:08:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 2,114+ views
    Three Gorges Dam, Chinese Pollution Threatens to Turn West Sea into ‘Dead Sea’ With China’s construction of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangzi River and rapid construction of industrial complexes in China’s eastern regions, some are pointing out that the West Sea (Yellow Sea) could soon become a “Dead Sea” as contaminated materials flow into the body of water. When construction on the Three Gorges Dam is completed in 2009, the amount of fresh water emptying into the West Sea from the Yangzi River would diminish and raise the salinity of the sea, bringing about changes in ecology. With...
  • Spain scraps controversial water project

    06/18/2004 6:32:57 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 3 replies · 195+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | Saturday, June 19, 2004
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. The new socialist government in Spain has renounced a bitterly contested project to divert water from the country's largest river basin in the north to the parched south-east, saying it would build desalination plants instead. The country's most important ecological group, Ecologistas En Accion, welcomed the scrapping of what it called the "pharaonic" water plan, a pet project of the previous conservative government that was strongly supported by the construction industry. The group said the government still had not learned that what the dry Mediterranean coast of Spain needs is not...
  • UN Embarks on International Year of Freshwater 2003

    12/16/2002 2:26:31 PM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 226+ views
    Environmental News Service ^ | December 12, 2002
    UN Embarks on International Year of Freshwater 2003 NEW YORK, New York, December 12, 2002 (ENS) – Today, four out of every 10 people worldwide live in areas experiencing water scarcity. By 2025, as much as two thirds of the world’s population – an estimated 5.5 billion people - may be living in countries that face a water shortage. To address this crucial issue, the United Nations General Assembly has declared 2003 the International Year of Freshwater. “Lack of access to water – for drinking, hygiene and food security – inflicts enormous hardship on more than a billion members...
  • Watchdog says Great Lakes cleanup going too slow

    09/16/2002 10:15:26 AM PDT · by cogitator · 19 replies · 461+ views
    Reuters Environmental News Service ^ | 09/16/2002 | Robert Melnbardis
    Watchdog says Great Lakes cleanup going too slow MONTREAL - Canada and the United States are moving too slowly to clean up the five Great Lakes to ensure that the vast freshwater system remains safe for drinking, swimming and fishing, an international watchdog agency said. In its biennial report, the International Joint Commission, an independent body formed to make policy recommendations to Ottawa and Washington, said the two countries are making only slow progress on their pledge to restore and maintain the chemical and biological integrity of the Great Lakes Basin. Herb Gray, former Canadian deputy prime minister and...
  • New Mexico struggles with fresh water issues

    09/06/2002 5:44:46 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 16 replies · 531+ views
    The Silver City Daily Press ^ | Friday, September 6, 2002 | Jay Miller
    Please note: The Silver City Daily Press apparently doesn't create titles for Mr. Miller's column. So to convey some indication of the topic of this thread, I had to make up my own title.For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. SANTA FE — "Whiskey's fer drinkin'; water's fer fightin'." Those words are as true today as they were in the Old West. And it's not just in the arid West that we fight over water. It happens throughout most of the world. Forty percent of the Earth's population is faced with severe shortages of safe, fresh water. That...
  • Drought forces many to sing for their water

    09/04/2002 1:01:12 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 174+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 9/3/2002 | Larry Copeland
    <p>ATLANTA -- A City Council member plans to introduce a resolution tonight asking restaurants not to serve water unless patrons ask for it. If the measure passes, Atlanta will be the latest city to curb this dining-out tradition as much of the nation struggles with persistent drought.</p>
  • Advanced Water Solutions shuts down; 100 Workers want paid

    09/04/2002 10:51:58 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 275+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Wednesday, September 4, 2002 | C.M. Mortimer
    <p>About 100 people lost their jobs overnight last week after Advanced Water Solutions Inc. abruptly closed Thursday, according to several former employees who claim they're owed two paychecks and hope to collect them today.</p> <p>Several daylight shift workers said their final day on the job was last Wednesday. They said management telephoned them that evening and told them not to report for work the next day.</p>
  • DoD to use Alamogordo as desalination test site

    09/02/2002 2:25:57 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 6 replies · 210+ views
    The Alamogordo Daily News ^ | Sunday, September 01, 2002 - 1:49:13 PM MST | Elva K. Österreich
    <p>The Department of Defense (DoD) has found Alamogordo to be the ideal location for conducting desalination testing for its mobile units.</p> <p>Stephen Traver, legislative assistant to U.S. Congressman Joe Skeen, visited Alamogordo officials in a meeting last week to give them the news the DoD will be bringing its business to Alamogordo in the form of a deployable mobile desalination testing unit.</p>
  • Clyburn tours drought-stricken Pee Dee

    08/30/2002 2:47:56 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 12 replies · 214+ views
    TheState.com ^ | Friday, August 30, 2002
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. FLORENCE, S.C. - U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn visited the drought-stricken Pee Dee to discuss long-term solutions and says he favors building a million-dollar facility rather than new reservoirs. Clyburn, D-S.C., said Thursday he would support creating a desalination facility that would produce water in South Carolina. He said there's a facility in Tampa, Fla., which costs $110 million and serves 16 counties and four million residents. "I think that's something we need to consider here in South Carolina," he said. There are about 750 desalination plants across the nation but none...
  • Chinese Will Move Waters to Quench Thirst of Cities

    08/27/2002 12:31:17 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 6 replies · 155+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 27, 2002 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. DANJIANGKOU, China — The booming cities of northern China are parched and constrained by a growing shortage of water. Yet in China's rainy south, the mighty Yangtze River pours vast volumes, unused, into the sea. So why not, Chinese leaders have long asked, cross the country with new canals, bringing that "wasted" water to where it is vitally needed for the country's progress? In a world short of fresh water, one of the gravest challenges facing governments is that needs and supplies are often far apart. Now China, with water scarcity...
  • Water supply nearing 'crisis'

    08/26/2002 3:43:49 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies · 234+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 26, 2002 | Athima Chansanchai
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Council seeks ways to maintain service; 'Need to send a message'; Reduced consumption, new sources proposed Reducing water consumption and increasing the city's supply will be the focus of the Westminster Common Council meeting tonight.