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  • Permanent Water Rationing Coming to California

    01/19/2018 9:08:25 AM PST · by Wuli · 53 replies
    California Policy Center ^ | January 17, 2018 | Edward Ring
    Have you experienced water faucets that spray tiny jets of water onto your hands? You know, those eight tiny jets of water, each about 1.0 millimeter in diameter, that are emitted with so much pressure that the paltry quantity of water bounces off your skin before you can get it wet enough to apply soap, and makes rinsing the soap off nearly impossible? You can find these water faucets in airports and other public places, where they constitute a minor annoyance. But wait. Thanks to California’s state legislature, they’re on their way into your home.
  • About Those “Polar Lava Tubes”

    01/17/2018 7:58:00 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    AIRSPACEMAG.COM ^ | 16 Jan, 2018 | Paul D. Spudis
    When is a discovery not a discovery? When it’s just plain wrong. or decades, the idea of useable caves on the Moon has been studied and discussed at various venues and science gatherings. Our fascination with the availability of underground planetary structures stems from the possible benefits such features may afford humans trying to live in an off-world, hostile environment. Humans are vulnerable on the Moon because it lacks the protective atmosphere and magnetosphere that we enjoy here on Earth. A thick layer of solid rock provides protection for people and equipment from galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events,...
  • What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa

    01/17/2018 12:25:10 AM PST · by lowbuck · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 17 January 2018 | Karin McQuillan
    Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment." . . . snip For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever. I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation.
  • Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

    01/13/2018 11:48:56 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 01/13/2018 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception. These girls bearing gifts of Thin Mints and Samoas will also come packing an agenda. They want to see Savannah's towering suspension bridge renamed in honor of Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts in the coastal Georgia city more than a century ago. The Girl Scouts saw an opening last fall when Savannah's city council formally asked state lawmakers during their 2018 session to strip the...
  • Deep, buried glaciers spotted on Mars

    01/11/2018 1:54:45 PM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    AFP ^ | 01/11/2018 | Staff
    Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located, researchers said Thursday. Although ice has long been known to exist on Mars, a better understanding of its depth and location could be vital to future human explorers, said the report in the US journal Science. "Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," said co-author Shane Byrne of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson. A total of eight...
  • ‘Raw Water’ Makes a Mockery of Human Suffering

    01/08/2018 1:02:54 PM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | January 8, 2017 | Jibran Khan
    Every few months, there’s a new trend that promises life-changing health benefits — a spice, or a juice, or another mundane consumable, often with an Indian or East Asian name thrown in to make it seem ancient and exotic. We see these things, laugh, and move on with our lives. We live and let live. “Raw water” is the newest such trend. Customers are paying for the privilege of drinking water that is unfiltered, untreated, and unsterilized — and apparently they want it so badly that it is often out of stock. Numerous brands have emerged to cater to this...
  • Morons are obsessed with ‘raw water’ that will probably make them sick

    01/04/2018 6:12:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 106 replies
    BGR ^ | January 3rd, 2018 | Mike Wehner
    In case you haven’t noticed, Silicon Valley is obsessed with health, or at least the appearance of health. You can see evidence of it just about everywhere, including internet-connected juicers and new medical “breakthroughs,” but rarely is a new trend as obviously flawed as “raw water.” Raw water is untreated, unfiltered water pulled from Earth and bottled for consumption by people willing to pay absurd prices for it. The best part? It’s probably going to make them all sick anyway. Unlike other healthy eating trends, like consuming only raw fruits and vegetables or insisting upon antibiotic-free “clean” cuts of meat,...
  • Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

    01/02/2018 7:48:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 29, 2017 | Nellie Bowles
    At Rainbow Grocery, a cooperative in this city’s Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that it’s often out of stock. But one recent evening, there was a glittering rack of it: glass orbs containing 2.5 gallons of what is billed as “raw water” — unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water, $36.99 each and $14.99 per refill, bottled and marketed by a small company called Live Water.
  • Nutritionists says water only diet is most dangerous ever

    12/26/2017 7:31:14 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 143 replies
    luxoraleader.com ^ | December 26, 2017
    Eating disorder expert Joanne Labiner likened Water Fasting to conditions like anorexia and said it should be avoided, especially at a time of year when people are considering slimming down after Christmas. She said: ‘It can be so bad for your organs. That’s why people with anorexia can die of a heart attack. Their body feeds on their heart. ‘Our body thinks it’s an emergency and tries to prevent that fat storage from being used up, and it feeds on the muscle’. On social media site Twitter dieters claimed that the Water Fast left their skin looking ‘amazing’. ... NHS...
  • Latest Bombshell: BLM Not Only Knew About The Bundy's Water Rights But Sought To Eliminate Them!

    12/23/2017 7:59:31 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 53 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 12-22-2017 | Tim Brown
    The control of water out West is a very big deal.  It's all part of a United Nations Agenda 21/Agenda 2030 plan and endgame by the Bureau of Land Management.In one of the latest developments in the ongoing Bundy Ranch issue is the revelation that not only did the head of the BLM in the district at the time where the Bundys live know that they had water rights, but apparently perjured herself in the courtroom and a sought to eliminate them. Previously, Mary Jo Rugwell, who simply confirmed the Bundy's claims about what they owed while on the stand,...
  • Nestlé Told It Doesn't Have Permits To Bottle CA Water

    12/23/2017 5:27:53 PM PST · by granite · 55 replies
    The Patch ^ | Dec 23, 2017 3:18 pm ET | By Hoa Quách, Patch Staff
    SAN BERNARDINO, CA -- Food and drink company Nestlé was told this week that it doesn't have the proper permits to bottle water from the San Bernardino National Forest. California's Water Resources Control Board told the Swiss company that an investigation showed "the diversion or use of water exceeding 26 acre-fee per annum (AFA) and, accordingly, any diversions in excess of that amount may be unauthorized." In a letter, the state said said it began an investigation after receiving complaints dating back to April 2015. Its investigation found that the company's "claim to a pre-1914 water right that originates from...
  • [2015] Massive water pipeline from Turkey to Cyprus will open on October 28

    12/14/2017 9:30:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Famagusta Gazette ^ | unattributed
    The full switch-on of a pipeline pumping water from Turkey to Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus will take place on October 28. Onder Sennaroglu, the official responsible for the project, confirmed the new date during meetings in Ankara. The project has been blighted by delays, due to bad weather and rough conditions in the Mediterranean. The grand opening of the multi-million euro project was supposed to take place last month, to coincide with the anniversary if the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974. However, the Turkish Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs Veysel Eroglu, did conduct a ceremonial 'fitting' of a...
  • Loss of Water During California Drought Caused Sierra Nevada to Rise: Study

    12/13/2017 10:35:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    A new NASA study says loss of water from rocks during California's historic drought caused the Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch in height from October 2011 to October 2015. The study also found that in the following two years of increased snow and rain, the rocks in the range regained about half as much water as was lost during the drought and the height of the mountains has fallen about half an inch. Research leader Donald Argus of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is discussing the study Wednesday at an American Geophysical Union conference in New Orleans. The study...
  • Serving Water with School Lunches Would Reduce Childhood Obesity

    12/10/2017 8:45:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Healthline ^ | 12/10
    Researchers study a pilot program in New York City and conclude that giving students water with school lunches could significantly reduce childhood obesity. There might be an easy way to reduce the rates of childhood and adult obesity in the United States. Serve water with school lunches. That’s the finding of a study from the University of Illinois. Researchers say they concluded that encouraging students to drink water during lunch could prevent more than half a million young people in the United States from becoming overweight or obese. That, in turn, could reduce associated medical and societal costs by $13...
  • [National Geographic} Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq

    12/04/2017 11:46:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    National Geographic ^ | November 14, 2017 | Peter Schwartzstein
    Climate Change and Water Woes Drove ISIS Recruiting in Iraq [Snip] Across rural Iraq and Syria, farmers, officials, and village elders tell similar stories of desperate farmhands swapping backhoes for assault rifles. Already battered by decades of shoddy environmental policies, which had hobbled agriculture and impoverished its dependents, these men were in no state to navigate the extra challenges of climate change. And so when ISIS came along, propelled in large part by sectarian grievances and religious fanaticism, many of the most environmentally damaged Sunni Arab villages quickly emerged as some of the deep-pocketed jihadists’ foremost recruiting grounds.
  • Fish die as Lower Santa Cruz is diverted for Ina bridge construction

    11/23/2017 8:16:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Tucson.com ^ | November 13/20, 2017 | Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star
    Up to 1,000 non-native fish died in the Lower Santa Cruz River, a retired fish biologist says, because a state contractor diverted river water for an Ina Road bridge construction project. The diversion moved the river’s treated sewage effluent from the west bank to the east bank, away from the towering, shady willow trees along the west bank. It ended Friday, a little more than a week after it started, when the contractor dug a new channel near the bridge site to reverse the effluent’s course back to the west bank. The diversion “was a necessary part of the construction,”...
  • Trump pauses address to nation to take 2 big swigs of water

    11/15/2017 4:21:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2017 5:12 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    President Donald Trump had his own water bottle moment. Trump, fresh from his marathon trip to Asia, paused during his address to the nation on Wednesday to take a swig of water — twice. […] At first, he couldn’t find any in his presidential lectern. “They don’t have water? That’s OK,” he said. When he was informed it was sitting on a small table to his right, the president unscrewed the cap, took a drink and then resumed his speech. He took another swig later in the speech. Trump’s water break drew instant comparisons to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s 2013...
  • Marco Rubio says Trump needs to work on his water drinking

    11/15/2017 2:32:54 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2017 | Victor Morton
    President Trump interrupted his speech Wednesday on his Asia trip a couple of times to drink from a bottle of Fiji water — and Sen. Marco Rubio said his drinking game needs some work. When Mr. Rubio, Florida Republican, gave the Republican response to then-President Obama’s State of the Union speech in 2013 — his first big moment in the national spotlight — he interrupted his speech to drink some water. The moment became an internet phenomenon and widely snarked at, a history that led Fox News producer Pat Ward to copy Mr. Rubio on his tweet of the Trump...
  • Found: The World’s Oldest Pool of Water Is 2 Billion Years Old

    12/20/2016 1:44:17 PM PST · by NYer · 93 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | December 16, 2016 | Sarah Laskow
    Deep within a mine in Canada, there is a pool of water bubbling out of the ground. It’s close to 2 miles below the surface of the earth and, according to the scientists who discovered it, it’s been there for 2 billion years, making it the oldest pool of water in the world.Previously that record was held by a pool further up in the mine, about 1.5 miles down, which was discovered in 2013 and given the age of 1.5 billion years.The scientists date the water by analysing the gases trapped inside. As the CBC explains, gases like helium...
  • Federal judge sides with New Mexico ranchers in water case

    11/08/2017 4:13:34 PM PST · by Tammy8 · 21 replies
    FOX Business ^ | November 07, 2017 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A U.S. court has sided with a New Mexico ranching family in a decades-long battle over access to water on national forest land, providing more certainty that state law allows for the protection of water rights dating back more than a century. The case of the Goss family has been closely watched by thousands of ranchers who hold grazing permits across the West. Attorneys and others say the outcome could have ripple effects on ranchers and rural communities that have often complained about federal land managers trampling property rights. The Goss family claimed the federal government violated...