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Mussels Beat German Wilhelmshaven Coal Power Plant Into Submission

One of the largest coal power plants in Germany — EON SE’s Wilhelmshaven hard coal plant on the coast of the North Sea — was recently forced to shut down for a week (or so) owing to the water inflow pipes becoming clogged with huge masses of mussels. Show More Summary

ResQte Of The Week III Goes Underwater

In the waters off Costa Rica, this giant Manta Ray got tangled up in some fishing line. Watch what happens- it seems he approaches the two hoomin divers for help!! Vvv.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: ResQte Of The Week

Lindsay Lohan Emerges After Saying She Handled Whitney Houston's Body Bag

Lindsay Lohan wears a pair of super cool shades as she leaves a London Fashion Week party on Tuesday evening (September 16) in London, England. The 28-year-old actress just got in a bit of hot water when she stated she handled Whitney Houston‘s body bag when she worked at the morgue, but the coroner came [...]

The Abovemarine

Over the course of a few weeks, [Adam] trained his betta fish, [Jose], to jump out of the water to snatch food off his finger. An impressive display for a fish, but being able to train his small aquatic friend got [Adam] thinking. What’s...Show More Summary

Toxic Shock: Terribly Polluted Marina del Rey Ordered to Clean It Up

Marina del Rey is quite polluted, most severely by copper from the paint on boat hulls, and boaters and LA County will have to be quick about cleaning it up. The State Water Resources Control Board ruled last week...

Tuesday New Release Day: Atwood; Waters; Turner; Robertson; Wineberg; Tierce; Shapiro; Darnielle

New this week: Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood; The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters; My Life as a Foreign Country by Brian Turner; Wallflowers by Eliza Robertson; On Bittersweet Place by Ronna Wineberg; Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce; In the Red by Elena Mauli Shapiro; and Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats. For more on these and other […]

Ice bucket challenge: the cold facts

In a world of limited generosity, who is to say which cause should be at the head of the queue? Last week I finally succumbed to social pressure and invited some colleagues at the BBC to film me having a bucket of iced water tipped over my head. As surely nobody needs telling by now, […]

500 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Sinks In Mediterranean

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The International Migrant Organization says the incident took place last week when people smugglers rammed a vessel carrying hundreds of refugees hoping to reach European waters.

Flooding in India spreads fears of waterborne diseases

Indian emergency workers on Monday battled to prevent waterborne diseases like cholera from spreading as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the worst flooding in more than a century.

What to Wear to a Wedding; Guest Dress Codes Decoded

We have quite the treat to get your week off to a start. Our resident maven of looking good and feeling fabulous is back, and this time the wonderful Bené Eaton is guiding us through the choppy waters of finding the perfect outfit for every wedding dress code… Sometimes wedding dress codes can be downright tricky. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, who’s […]

Hail Caesar (at the coming ABK clinic...)

Attention freestylee sailors and admirers: Word is that Caesar mighty Caesar will be on the water (and at the simulator) at next week's ABK clinic at Tiana. For anyone aspiring to learn flowstyle (or mad freestyle): FYI! And regardless...if you're...

John Waters Still Loves Justin Bieber

Photo by Greg Gorman John Waters has been offending audiences for 50 years. This week, the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates Waters’s films with a career retrospective, but Waters doesn’t plan to stop shocking the world anytime soon. Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 6 – 12 September 2014

The photo is a pressure break in the main water line, village of Las Palmas, Honduras. My colleagues and I checked it out on my recent trip to Honduras. Working just fine, and the dam is holding water! One of our future projects could involve an eight kilometer main line with a 1,600 meter drop. Show More Summary

Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: District Energy

District energy systems produce steam, hot water, and/or chilled water at central plants and, through a network of insulated pipes (often underground), distribute the steam or water to multiple buildings. District energy plants often include power generation, typically CHP, which further increases overall efficiency. read more

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 6 - 12 September 2014

6 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I have brought back my little blurb to explain how this summary works. A few people have expressed puzzlement at what this is and how it works. Skip the User's Guide section below if you know what you're doing - in which case, please tell me. The photo to the...

Humble Weekly Bundle Kalypso 2: Omerta, Airline Tycoon 2

Kalypso is double-dipping into Humble waters with this round of the Humble Weekly Bundle, offering Grand Ages: Rome - Gold Edition, Imperium Romanum - Gold Edition, Airline Tycoon 2 and Disciples 3: Gold Edition for whatever price you'd like to...

Global-warming denier Beauprez joins Republican candidates eager to seize national parks from feds

From the Gulfstream waters to the redwood forests, this land was made for Exxon-Mobil. Bob Beauprez, the Republican Party's nominee for the governorship of Colorado, made clear last week that he wants the state to grab national parks, forests and other public lands from federal control. Show More Summary

NFL Week 2 Picks: Breaking Down Toughest Matchups from Weekend Slate

Bettors brave enough to dive into the deep end of the NFL spreads pool last week surely got a tough taste of how dangerous the waters can be—and will experience it again if lessons learned are not applied to Week 2 odds. Week 1 was littered with misses due to near impossible-to-discern spreads. Show More Summary

TV Club: Battlestar Galactica: “Water” / “Bastille Day”

Battlestar Galactica draws a lot from the power of one-to-one interpersonal relationships, and that’s on display in full force in this week’s two episodes, “Water” and “Bastille Day.” Otherwise, these episodes don’t have a lot in common, to be perfectly honest—the former is an intense exploration of identity for Sharon Valerii, a.k.a. Show More Summary

Short Seller Carson Block Says He’s Wary of Alibaba

"China is to stock fraud as Silicon Valley is to technology," the founder of Muddy Waters Research said, adding that this should weigh on Alibaba’s stock price when it lists in New York next week.

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