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Federal researchers detect 18 unregulated chemicals in U.S. drinking water

December 18, 2013 Comments off

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(http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org)Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency recently analyzed treated and untreated water samples from 25 U.S. water utilities who participated voluntarily. They detected 21 contaminants, mostly in low concentrations at parts per trillion, in treated drinking water from at least nine of the tested facilities.

18 of the chemicals detected are not regulated by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, so utilities are not required to monitor them or limit the amount in drinking water. The researchers found 11 perfluorinated compounds, an herbicide, two solvents, caffeine, an antibacterial compound, a metal and Read more…

The world water shortage looks unsolvable

August 5, 2013 Comments off

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The world water shortage looks unsolvable (Credit: Tanawat Pontchour/Shutter)
This article was originally published by Scientific American.

As we have been hearing, global water shortages are poised to exacerbate regional conflict and hobble economic growth. Yet the problem is growing worse, and is threatening to deal devastating blows to health, according to top water officials from the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) who spoke before a House panel hearing today.

Ever-rising water demand, and climate change, are expected to boost water problems worldwide, especially in countries that are already experiencing shortages. Globally, the world is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people unable to reach or afford safe drinking water by 2015, but it still must make strides to improve Read more…

Free energy breakthrough? Holy grail of water splitting technology now achieved with sunlight, mirrors and seawater

August 3, 2013 1 comment

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(NaturalNews) A team of scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have achieved what appears to be the “holy grail” of water splitting technology for the production and storage of clean, abundant energy. Because sunlight is free, I’m calling this “free energy.”

To understand this breakthrough, it’s important to first understand why solar power has so many limitations. Solar is great when the sun is shining, but storing solar power require the deployment of a large array of heavy, expensive and toxic electrical storage devices known as “deep cycle batteries.” To put it in street terms, deep cycle battery technology sucks. The batteries suck, the chemicals suck, the weight sucks and the cost sucks. There is absolutely nothing to like about batteries unless you enjoy hulking around with heavy, useless objects.

So the “holy grail” of solar power has always been finding a Read more…

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30 Reasons A Global Water Crisis Is Approaching

March 6, 2013 Comments off

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water shortageThe world is rapidly running out of clean water. Some of the largest lakes and rivers on the globe are being depleted at a very frightening pace, and many of the most important underground aquifers that we depend on to irrigate our crops will soon be gone. At this point, approximately 40 percent of the entire population of the planet has little or no access to clean water, and it is being projected that by 2025 two-thirds of humanity will live in “water-stressed” areas. But most Americans are not too concerned about all of this because they assume that North America has more fresh water than anyone else does. And actually they would be right about that, but the truth is that even North America is rapidly running out of water and it is going to change all of our lives. Today, the most important underground water source in America, the Ogallala Aquifer, is rapidly running dry. The most important lake in the western United States, Lake Mead, is rapidly running dry. The most important river in the western United States, the Colorado River, is rapidly running dry. Putting our heads in the Read more…

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Nearly all conventional food crops grown with fluoride-laced water, then sprayed with more fluoride

September 10, 2012 1 comment

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(NaturalNews) The average American today is exposed to a whole lot more fluoride  than he or she is probably aware. Conventional produce, it turns out, is one of  the most prevalent sources of fluoride exposure besides fluoridated water, as  conventional crops are not only irrigated with fluoride-laced water in many  cases, but also sprayed with pesticide and herbicide chemicals that have been  blended with fluoride, and later processed once again with fluoridated  water.
This fact may come as a surprise to many who have bought into the  idea that eating more fresh produce is automatically beneficial for health,  regardless of how that produce was grown. Thinking that they are doing their  bodies a favor, millions of Americans have incorporated conventional fruits and  vegetables into their everyday diets, not realizing that the resulting  cumulative effect of fluoride exposure from these foods could be harming their  health.

Many food crops uptake fluoride chemicals from water, soil

According to  the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 75  percent of the U.S. population is being forcibly medicated with fluoride  chemicals via
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Water wars: Shortages may destroy entire nations, warns government report

March 28, 2012 Comments off

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(NaturalNews) The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) recently released a report entitled Global Water Security that claims water supply issues around the globe will lead to economic instability, civil and international wars, and even the use of water as a weapon in the next several decades. In typical shock-and-awe fashion, the U.S. government paints a grim picture of so-called global warming, water shortages, and other water problems as the causes of major global destabilization, which it also says may be mitigated if certain steps are taken to offset them.

What are these steps, you may ask? As expected, getting the U.S. government involved in water supply issues around the globe is presented as a primary solution. This measure implies, of course, that U.S. models of water management, which include price-gouging the public in the name of water conservation, will also be implemented across the Read more…

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Europe is heading towards a severe water crisis

July 29, 2011 Comments off

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glacier europe water crisis 300x225 Europe is heading towards a severe water crisisImage by flaum (source: stock.xchng)

A recent study by Matthias Huss, glacier expert at the University of Fribourg, confirms that glaciers play a mayor part in providing water for the major rivers in the Alps.

Although we are not really aware of it, as many other regions of the world, Europe depends greatly on melt water from glaciers for fresh water. The Swiss Alps for example are often called the “water towers of Europe”. With sixty billion of cubic meters of water, Switzerland holds an important part of European fresh water, essential for large rivers and overall water management.

Glaciers store water during wet, cold winters in the form of ice and release that ice during hot summer months in the form of fresh melt water.

With the rise of temperatures the glaciers grow smaller every year and the water shortages in Europe during hot summer months are steadily increasing. Between 1996 and 2006 each year Read more…