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TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 29 August - 4 September 2015

7 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I thought I would post this interesting graphic, sent to me by Lauren Steely. In the foreground is San Francisco; in the background is all the water pumped from California's Central Valley since 1962 - 100 cubic kilometers or 81 MAF. Great visualization of a large amount of water. Have...

Stream Empress Of Me

12 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Until this week, we had only heard a handful of songs from Empress Of’s debut album, Me, but by yesterday we were absolutely swimming in new tracks: “Standard,” “How Do You Do It,” that Katy Perry cover,” “Kitty Kat,” “Water Water.” And now, as is the new custom, the full record is streaming a week […]

This Week In Photography Books: Michael Lange

by Jonathan Blaustein Sometimes, I can’t believe I live in the high desert. Not given where I come from. Back in New Jersey, the humidity was stronger than a body builder’s underarm stench. Water hung in the air, always ready to cling to the first thing that passed by. This Summer has had its share […]

Chinese Warships Passed Through American Waters near Alaska

So much for protecting American sovereignty and territory, right? Five Chinese warships that were operating off the Alaska coast earlier this week reportedly entered U.S. territorial waters and came within 12 nautical miles of the coast, Pentagon officials told the Wall Street Journal early Friday. China’s Defense Ministry also confirmed to the paper that its […]

Inside the Abandoned Paris High School Currently Housing 250 Migrants

19 hours agoNews : Vice News

VICE News is closely watching the international migrant crisis. Check out the Open Water blog here. Three men have just finished mounting a whiteboard to a wall in the lobby. A woman walks up to the board and writes down the week's schedule "Does anyone know how to write 'legal aid' in Arabic?" she asks. Show More Summary

Martin Winterkorn Stays At The Helm As VW Enters Rough Waters

Volkswagen AG signaled this week that it was choosing someone to provide continuity as well as experience when the supervisory board extended the term of Martin Winterkorn, the management board chairman, to the end of 2018. “Together...we will continue on our successful path of recent years and systematically implement [...]

San Diego is a salt mover and shaker in desalination campaign

San Diego may be known as "America's Finest City," but - at least this week - it's also the epicenter of the desalination and water reuse movement.

Migrants refuse to leave train near Hungary camp

Volunteers were waiting in Vienna’s main train stations to supply arriving refugees with food and water, as they did earlier this week, while medical centres have also been set up. He said: ‘The problem is not a European problem. Greece’s coast guard says it has rescued hundreds of migrants or refugees at sea as they

Rumble Johnson: 'Who Hasn't Thrown Somebody's Stuff and Talked Trash?'

The past few weeks can't have been all that easy for Anthony Johnson. The feared UFC light heavyweight, who faces Jimi Manuwa on Saturday night at UFC 191, once again found himself in hot water on August 18 when he posted an ugly, misogynistic...Show More Summary

Alice Waters To Get Special Medal From President Obama Next Week

Waters opened her only, highly influential Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse in 1971 and has subsequently become the face of the organic food movement. [ more › ]

Small Black Plastic Balls Being Dumped In Water Reservoirs – Turns Out It’s Not Pollution

A lot of black plastic balls are being intentionally dumped in water reservoirs in America. Though it might look as pollution, the reason is quite eco-friendly. Over the last few weeks, LA Department of Water and Power’s water reservoir had about 96 million black balls poured into it. Show More Summary

WOTUS Topic at #FarmProgressShow

The current status of the EPA’s Clean Water Rule, formally known as Waters of the United States or WOTUS, is a big topic of discussion at the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Illinois this week. The rule was blocked by a federal judge last week in response to a lawsuit filed by 13 state attorney generals, but National Corn Growers... Read More

How to House-Sit Like a Non-Asshole

3 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

When my partner's mom asked me to water her plants when she went on vacation, the first thing I thought was, "Please God don't let me kill them and have her hate me for the rest of our relationship." Previous to this I spent a week walking and feeding her loveable, anxiety-filled dog – but I can... Continue reading

Obama heads to Alaska to highlight climate change right after approving Arctic oil drilling

About two weeks after Barack Obama gave Shell the green light to drill for oil in Arctic waters off the Alaska Coast, the president is embarking on an ironic three-day visit to Alaska aimed at highlighting the drastic effects of climate change on the to

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Feeding Frenzy Devouring Managers, GMs

1. Fins to the Left, Fins to the Right There is blood in the water now, so much blood, and there is going to be more. Suddenly, every week is Shark Week for the game's general managers and managers. Three GMs were fired in August alone:...Show More Summary

Can ‘You stink’ campaign shake up Lebanon?

By Randa Slim Lebanese have long suffered through water shortages, regular electricity blackouts, a leaking sewage system and poor health and education services. But as trash has piled up on the streets in recent weeks, it looks like the people of Lebanon have had enough. “You Stink” is the message they are sending. And the […]

Rebel Wilson Offends Black Lives Matter Movement By Stripping To Joke About Police Brutality

Popular Australian comedian Rebel Wilson is in hot water this week after a gag she pulled at the VMAs, making light of the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality. According to the Huffington Post, Rebel Wilson took the stage at the VMAs award ceremony to present the winner for Best Hip-Hop Video. Show More Summary

Lunchtime Poll: Last Week of Summer Bucket List

Memorial Day is in one week. What are you still hoping to cross off your summertime to-do list? I only made it to the pool once and still haven’t gone to the water park, but I might be able to do those next weekend if they’re still open. I also haven’t made it to the … Continue reading Lunchtime Poll: Last Week of Summer Bucket List

Fukushima Staff to Start Pumping Radioactive Ground Water Away From Plant

Staff at the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will begin pumping groundwater from the plant's territory to prevent the buildup of radioactive liquid this week, the NHK television reported Monday.

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