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  • Duluth interchange project soars $100M over budget

    11/28/2019 8:29:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Duluth News Tribune ^ | November 25, 2019 | Brady Slater
    The Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project through Lincoln Park soared $100 million over budget this month, forcing planners to defer indefinitely portions of the work scheduled for 2020-23. The $343 million project is scheduled to begin in May. Minnesota Department of Transportation figures released Monday at a regular public meeting about the project showed a $443 million price tag. "This is what happens with every big project," Duane Hill, district engineer based in Duluth, said Monday. "You have to manage it as you go along. We thought we did a good job initially coming up with a budget for this...
  • America's Troubled Waters

    11/19/2019 4:10:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2019 | Salena Zito
    CRESCO, Iowa -- If you come to this rural Iowa town, you'll learn about a problem that may sound familiar. In The New York Times, for instance, you've learned that many residents in Newark, New Jersey, have gone nearly two years without being able to turn on the faucets in their homes to take a drink of water, cook or even brush their teeth. The culprit: lead-coated pipes that have been seeping their poisons into the homes and schools in a scattering of neighborhoods. The problem was first ignored and denied. City officials declared the water safe and then took...
  • Lead in Canada's drinking water worse than Flint crisis, investigation says

    11/04/2019 11:24:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    cbs ^ | 11/04/2019
    Canada is one of the only developed countries in the world that does not have a nationwide drinking water standard. Even countries that struggle to provide safe drinking water have established acceptable lead levels: India's is 10 ppb and Mexico and Egypt's are 5 ppb, according to those nations' government websites. Sarah Rana, 18, was one of tens of thousands of students who weren't alerted when her high school found lead levels above national guidelines in dozens of water samples, the highest at 140 ppb. She found out on her own after looking at reports online. "I was getting poisoned...
  • Bud Light brewer accuses competitor of obtaining beer's secret recipe in new lawsuit

    10/19/2019 9:26:55 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 42 replies
    KCCI ^ | Oct 18, 2019 | Charles Riley
    Anheuser-Busch InBev has accused rival brewer Miller Coors of obtaining the secret recipes for Bud Light and Michelob Ultra, the latest shot in a long-running legal dispute. The world's largest brewer claimed Thursday in U.S. court documents that Miller Coors, a subsidiary of Molson Coors, has obtained the "precise recipes" for some of its most popular beers, which it considers trade secrets. The battle between the brewers started when Anheuser-Busch InBev suggested in advertisements during this year's Super Bowl that corn syrup was being used to make Miller Lite and Coors Lite. Miller Coors responded in March with a lawsuit...
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

    10/18/2019 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tom DeWeese
    My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable Development. I know why and I know who the players are. I hope I can leave you today with some ideas on how to fight them. To begin, let’s set the terms and make one thing very clear. The use of the word sustainable may sound like a comfortable term, not threatening. After all, you, your...
  • Natural gas developers banking on report to prevent Pa. fracking ban

    10/13/2019 7:37:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 13, 2019 | Steve Bittenbender
    Natural gas developers in Pennsylvania are hoping a recent water quality report by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission could squelch plans for a fracking ban that’s currently being considered by the neighboring Delaware River Basin Commission. The SRBC’s Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network report, which was released last month, revealed that water quality scores at 14 of the 16 stations in the basin were in the “good” or “excellent” categories According to a fact sheet from the Susquehanna commission, the monitoring stations are located in areas where active drilling takes place, as well as areas free of development, in order...
  • SFO plans to surround airport with 10-mile wall to protect against rising bay waters (only $587 mil)

    10/13/2019 6:57:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 10/11/19 | PAUL ROGERS
    Concerned that rising waves will flood runways and buildings in the coming years, officials at San Francisco International Airport are moving ahead with a $587 million plan to build a major new sea wall around the entire airport. The plan, the latest example of the growing cost of climate change in California, involves driving steel pilings - sheets with interlocking edges - into the mud and also constructing concrete walls in some places around all of the airport’s 10-mile perimeter. “This is something we’ve been looking at for many years,” said Doug Yakel, a spokesman for the airport. “What’s changed...
  • Democrats turning California into a third-world hellhole: Going without electricity edition

    10/10/2019 11:14:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2019 | Tom Trinko
    Democrats are turning California into a third-world hellhole without electricity, water, and freedom. Due to Democrats' love for trees, at least 800,000 Californians will be without power for several days. Instead of properly managing California forests to reduce the chances of big fires, Democrats are saying Californians have to go without lights, refrigerators, and air-conditioning. Democrats could also avoid this by not making the power company financially liable for all forest fire damages, but since PG&E is a company, not an illegal alien, the Democrats couldn't care less about doing what's best for California. While they try to blame climate...
  • EPA alleges city (San Francisco) dumped sewage into ocean, violating Clean Water Act

    10/05/2019 3:40:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 10/02/19
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday accused the city of San Francisco of violating the Clean Water Act by allegedly dumping untreated wastewater into oceans. In a letter to San Francisco Public Utilities Commission General Manager Harlan Kelly, Regional EPA Administrator Michael Stoker said the city is failing to operate and properly maintain its wastewater collection facilities and failing to comply with water quality standards, among other violations. The letter alleged the city discharged some two billion gallons of untreated sewer water into the ocean annually. “The failure to properly operate and maintain the city’s sewage collection and treatment...
  • Graphene adds Step-Change to Clean Water Tech

    10/04/2019 7:57:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Labmate ^ | October 3, 2019
    Removing salts from brackish water using graphene-based membranes is being conducted by researchers from the University of Manchester and Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, in a bid to tackle water scarcity. Reverse osmosis, which requires large quantities of water to be forced through a membrane, is a popular method to remove high content of salts; however, bodies of brackish water, with lower salt content, require more efficient methods. The team of researchers developed new ion-selective membranes incorporating graphene oxide, for use in electromembrane desalination processes such as electrodialysis and membrane capacitive deionisation, which drives ions in...
  • Zimbabwe's capital city cuts off water supply, 2M residents affected

    09/24/2019 2:11:15 PM PDT · by libstripper · 49 replies
    Fox New ^ | Sept. 24, 2019 | Bradford Betz
    More than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe’s capital on Tuesday were left without drinking water after authorities shut down the main treatment plant, further worsening a region beset by economic instability and drought. Tuesday’s shutoff comes as the country is still reeling from the worst cholera outbreak in a decade. Meanwhile, water levels in polluted reservoirs have dropped because of drought. Officials in Harare have struggled to raise the necessary $2.7 million in foreign currency needed to import water treatment chemicals. City Council spokesman Michael Chideme said everyone living in Harare is affected and that some residents have turned to...
  • Mysterious magnetic pulses discovered on Mars

    09/20/2019 8:31:03 PM PDT · by amorphous · 96 replies
    National Geographic ^ | PUBLISHED September 20, 2019 | Robin George Andrews
    At midnight on Mars, the red planet’s magnetic field sometimes starts to pulsate in ways that have never before been observed. The cause is currently unknown. That’s just one of the stunning preliminary findings from NASA’s very first robotic geophysicist there, the InSight lander. Since touching down in November 2018, this spacecraft has been gathering intel to help scientists better understand our neighboring planet’s innards and evolution, such as taking the temperature of its upper crust, recording the sounds of alien quakes, and measuring the strength and direction of the planet’s magnetic field. As revealed during a handful of presentations...
  • Frantic Joy Behar: Trump Is 'Destroying the Water,' You Must Vote Democrat in 2020!

    09/13/2019 1:25:11 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 09/13/2019 | Kristine Marsh
    The View co-host Joy Behar went on a rant on Friday’s show, urging the show’s liberal viewers to unite behind whomever the Democrat nominee will be. Behar painted a bleak dystopian picture of what America is like now under President Trump, warning liberals that to save the country and their children, they must vote Democrat, no matter what, in 2020. The hosts spent most of Friday’s show discussing the Democrat candidates' performances during last night’s debate. Joy Behar got the last word in, as she put on her best Chicken Little performance, trying to instill fear into the hearts of...
  • Wyoming delegation applauds repeal of Waters of the United States rule

    09/12/2019 8:21:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., applauded the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing final plans to repeal and replace the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. "I am glad the administration is repealing the excessively burdensome Waters of the United States rule, which was a massive regulatory overreach that should have never been allowed in the first place," Enzi said. "This rule gave the federal government power to regulate nearly every creek or pond. States know best how to manage our resources. This announcement is good news for...
  • 'I just paddled and paddled': Massive 360-pound gator caught after chasing kayaker

    08/29/2019 4:58:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 59 replies
    https://www.wrdw.com ^ | 8-28-19 | Alexa Lightle
    Imagine being in a kayak while fishing when a 360-pound alligator starts swimming after you. It happened Monday to a kayaker off of Gordon Highway. Thankfully, a group of Richmond County sheriff's deputies helped wrangle the monster. On Monday night, it was the 10-feet long, 360 pound gator and Bo Storey in a pond together. “I was just going down the bank fishing and all of a sudden about 10 feet away I seen the big gator," Storey said.
  • Taps Run Dry in Zimbabwe’s Capital City - 2 Million People With Running Water Only Once a Week

    08/22/2019 12:46:00 AM PDT · by Windflier · 50 replies
    EcoWatch ^ | 1 August 2019 | Jordan Davidson
    ...life without water is a daily nightmare endured in Zimbabwe's capital city, Harare, where more than two million people only have running water once a week, according to the New York Times. The water shortage there means residents ration bathroom trips and stand in interminable lines to fill buckets and cans at communal boreholes. One mother profiled by the New York Times got in line at 3 a.m. By the afternoon, she was still standing in line. The boreholes are a problem too since they are so polluted. "Water-borne diseases linked to these boreholes are on the rise, but people...
  • Michigan .. Flint’s Mayor Hasn’t Bothered To Do Basic Tests Of Its Water For Lead

    08/21/2019 8:00:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | August 20, 2019 | Luke Rosiak
    ‘Violation’: Michigan Says The City Of Flint’s Mayor Hasn’t Bothered To Do Basic Tests Of Its Water For Lead.. ( Full title). ... Michigan’s environmental agency said Flint has failed to do basic testing of its water and ignored a previous warning. It slammed the city for blocking contractors from using “hydrovac,” the cheapest and least-disruptive technology for testing lines. The prohibition was widely viewed as intended to steer contracts to a politically connected firm that lacked the proper equipment, at the expense of residents. National Democratic candidates have used Flint to criticize Republicans and environmental policies. Mayor Karen Weaver’s...
  • Arizona and Nevada Face First-Ever Mandatory Water Cuts from the Colorado River

    08/19/2019 10:45:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    Weather.com ^ | August 19, 2019 | Ron Brackett
    Arizona and Nevada are facing the first-ever mandatory cuts in the amount of water they can take from the Colorado River next year. The two states are among seven that have agreed to drought contingency plans for the river system that serves about 40 million people and 6,300 square miles of farmland from Wyoming to Southern California. The cuts are triggered by water levels expected in Lake Mead, a giant reservoir on the river at the Arizona-Nevada border. On Jan. 1, Lake Mead's level is projected to be 1,089.4 feet, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said late last week. That's...
  • Chicago Air and Water Show Live Now

    08/18/2019 7:58:07 AM PDT · by infool7 · 20 replies
    WBBM NewsRadio ^ | 8/18/2019 | WBBM
    WBBM Newsradio was live — with Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach
  • Drop of ancient seawater rewrites Earth's history

    08/05/2019 8:20:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | August 1, 2019 | University of the Witwatersrand
    Research reveals that plate tectonics started on Earth 600 million years before what was believed earlier... Where it was previously thought that plate tectonics started about 2.7 billion years ago, a team of international scientists used the microscopic leftovers of a drop of water that was transported into the Earth's deep mantle - through plate tectonics - to show that this process started 600 million years before that. An article on their research that proves plate tectonics started on Earth 3.3 billion years ago was published in the high impact academic journal, Nature, on 16 July... For their research, the...