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Adam Sandler & Jimmy Fallon Sing A Patriotic Parody For The Troops

1 hour agoNews : Huffington Post

This could make your eyes water, boy. In honor of Fleet Week, the "Waterboy" himself, Adam Sandler, and Jimmy Fallon dedicated a song to an audience full of servicemen and -women at "The Tonight Show." Like his new movie, Sandler probably...Show More Summary

In a City with Polluted Water, Flint’s Artists and Cultural Organizations Help Cope with the Crisis

1 hour agoArts : Hyperallergic

FLINT, Mich. — When President Obama visited Flint a few weeks ago and took note of peoples’ feisty attitude, I was relieved to have my own perceptions echoed by someone I trust, who probably has spent about as much — or more accurately, as little — time in the city as I have.

6-Month-Old Water Skis Across Lake

A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record, the AP reports. Keith St. Onge said his daughter Zyla could have kept going if the boat hadn't reached...

Residents go nearly two weeks without safe drinking water in this Texas town

When something goes wrong with a public water supply, utility officials often issue an advisory warning residents to boil water before using it for drinking, cooking, or bathing. Such measures are generally temporary—a brief period of caution while crews repair the source of the problem. Show More Summary

Weekly Flint Water Report: May 14-19

Here is this week's Flint water report. As usual, I've eliminated outlier readings above 2,000 parts per billion, since there are very few of them and they can affect the averages in misleading ways. During the week, DEQ took 189 samples. The average for the past week was 17.08.

This Texas City Has Gone Without Safe Tap Water For Almost 2 Weeks

The nickname of Corpus Christi, Texas -- the eighth largest city in the state by population, and one of the 60 largest cities in the U.S. -- is the Sparkling City by the Sea. It's not a terribly apt nickname right now. That’s because...Show More Summary

Forget the Bones: How to Smoke Northern Pike and Make a Tasty Dip with It

Last week was the Minnesota fishing season opener and, like most of the fishermen here in Minnesota, I was out on the water. The majority of those anglers were trying to catch walleyes, many of them starting right at midnight Friday night to get a jump on everyone else. Show More Summary

Wright-Patterson Yet to Decide if it Will Shut Down Contaminated Wells

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base expects to decide by the end of the week whether or not it will comply with an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency order to shut down a drinking water well because of contamination concerns.

Sage Grouse, Clean Water Act Under Attack by House—Again

Is the House GOP declaring war on sportsmen?  That question is raised by some amendments that House members attached to the National Defense Authorization Act it passed last week.  One would kill a conservation program for the Greater...Show More Summary

Massive Navajo farm heads into week 2 with no irrigation

The largest farm on the Navajo Nation has been without water for more than a week after a pipeline break, endangering food crops worth millions of dollars and threatening jobs. Most of the crops on the land managed by the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry near Farmington, New Mexico, were planted just before the concrete pipe […]

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: now with instant bonus punditry, just add water

We’re still a week away from the time when most public pools open, but whether you’re visiting the local park or sticking a hose in your backyard inflatable, here’s a bit of info about what’s in there besides water. Check Compound Interest...Show More Summary

As America's Largest Reservoir Hits Record Low, a Dam Debate Returns

Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir, reached a record low water level this week, breaking the previous record set a year ago. As of Friday night, the depth of the lake, which was formed after the Depression-era Hoover Dam was built on the Colorado River at the Nevada-Arizona border, had dropped ... More »

Rio’s filthy water is already making pro athletes sick — just ask the surfers

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Rio de Janeiro’s main Olympic neighborhood stinks. Literally. For the last few weeks, residents of Barra da Tijuca, home to the main Olympic park and Olympic village, have woken to the fetid smell of filthy water. Local biologist Mario Moscatelli blames the latest stink-fest on a couple of huge...

Freeway miracle? Dog survives 5 weeks on highway median with a broken leg and no food or water

When officers in Galt finally corralled Freeway Frida, she didn’t put up much of a fight. She barked and nipped, but after being stranded on a median on Highway 99 for five weeks with two broken bones and no food or water,  she quickly submitted to her rescuers. “She was very thin, very emaciated,”...

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 14 - 20 May 2016

5 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This version of the 'hydro-illogical cycle' is from Dave Murray, President of the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA). He talks about a 2 to 4 year 'PRP' or 'Political Return Period' as the amount of time we have after a flood (or fire, or whatever disaster) to do something before...

15 Swimwear Enthusiasts to Follow on Instagram

Summer is nearly upon us, which means that in just a few weeks time, our lives will revolve around planning jaunts to the nearest body of water, mapping out which parks, rooftops and random stretches of grass are prime for sunbathing, and buddying up with anyone in our peripheral social circles who... Continue reading

Why Infrastructure Should Matter to Water Ratepayers

Co-authored by Carole Baker, president and CEO, Texas Water Foundation It's "Infrastructure Week," and a nonpartisan coalition of public- and private-sector stakeholders has chosen May 16 to 23 to promote the need for government to invest...Show More Summary

Edyn debuts smart water valve to put home gardens on autopilot

Oakland, Calif.-based Edyn  started selling a new, smart gardening device this week, an internet-connected water valve that lets users irrigate their food, flowers or lawns automatically. The Edyn Water Valve uses data from the company’s Edyn Garden Sensor, a soil sensor, along with local weather systems, to adjust the moisture levels in the soil. Show More Summary

Weekly Flint Water Report: May 7-12

Here is this week's Flint water report. As usual, I've eliminated outlier readings above 2,000 parts per billion, since there are very few of them and they can affect the averages in misleading ways. During the week, DEQ took 220 samples. The average for the past week was 14.46.

Chemtrails: Harmless water vapors or the tools of poisoning, mind-controlling masterminds?

Previously, we’ve explored a slew of different conspiracy theories, including those pertaining to fluoride, hidden libraries, Bigfoot and, of course, the Illuminati. This week, however, we turn our eyes to the skies. It’s […]

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