Posts Tagged ‘river’

Palestine’s ‘Day of Anger’: From River to the Sea

17/5/21 By Staff, Agencies  Palestinians staged a nationwide general strike across the occupied West Bank and towns occupied in 1948 lands to protest the ongoing “Israeli” aggression on the Gaza Strip. Shops, business centers, civil institutions, banks, and universities shut their doors across the West Bank.The general strike was called by Palestinian parties and unions […]

Pike River Update: a feasibility study for manned reentry to the fan space has been completed by eminent international mining experts

By Richard Healey West Coast  · The feasibility study for manned reentry to the fan space at Pike River is complete. It’s release will happen very soon. This work has been carried out at zero cost to the New Zealand taxpayer by a group of eminent international mining experts. Everyone in this country owes those […]

Dead bodies found floating in India’s Ganges River

More unidentified corpses have been found floating in the Ganges river washed up by the banks near Ghazipur in the Uttar Pradesh state, a day after dozens of decomposed bodies were found in the river near the Buxar district in Bihar state. Police officers and local people were at the site in Ghazipur on Tuesday […]

This week Pike River Mine families were again denied proper closure

As the families of 29 Pike River Mine victims are denied yet again the closure of knowing what happened to their loved ones and why, and particularly of recovering their bodies … in reviewing this crime, consider again the information contained in the book written by investigative writer Dr Jacob Cohen (see pdf download at […]

‘A little bit of normalcy’: Chicago River dyed green after mayor reverses St Patrick’s Day decision

The Chicago River has been dyed bright green in celebration of St Patrick’s Day in a surprise decision reversal by the city’s mayor. Bold green dye was dumped into the river on Saturday despite mayor Lori Lightfoot’s earlier insistence that the waterway would not be tinted for a second year due to coronavirus fears. In […]

Delaware River Basin Commission votes to ban fracking in historic victory

Image Credit: Sachin Daluja/Flickr In a historic move, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) voted Thursday to ban hydraulic fracking in the region. The ban was supported by all four basin states — New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York — putting a permanent end to hydraulic fracking for natural gas along the 13,539-square-mile basin, […]

Magpie River Becomes First In Canada To Be Granted Legal Personhood

Above photo: The Magpie River in Côte-Nord, Que., is the first in Canada to granted legal personhood rights. Boreal River. In a first for Canadians, a river in Côte-Nord, Que., has been granted legal personhood by the local municipality of Minganie and the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit. The Magpie River, (Muteshekau-shipu in the Innu Coet) […]

Why has deepening the Danube River become a political and environmental dispute?

More than €18 million euros are to be spent in Hungary to ensure the River Danube is navigable for at least 300 days a year for large transport vessels. And 80% of the cost is to be covered by the EU. However, the planned works will have an impact on natural habitats, contravening some EU […]

NASA’s TESS discovers new ‘Earth-sized’ exoplanets floating in a ‘river of stars’

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has confirmed the presence of three so-called ‘hot worlds’ that may prove to be useful specimens to teach humanity how atmospheres form and develop over time. The three hot worlds, each slightly larger than our own, were detected orbiting a much younger version of our sun called TOI 451, […]

Mekong River drops to ‘worrying’ levels amid calls for more Chinese dam data as river relied on by 60mn people turns blue-green

Water levels along the Mekong River have fallen ‘considerably’ since the start of the year, decreasing to “worryingly” low levels, after China reduced outflow from the Jinghong Dam, the river’s governing body said. On Friday, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat reported that the level of the water between the dam’s hydropower station in Yunnan […]

Fakes and Controversy on the River Clyde: The Case of Dumbuck Crannog

In 1898 the eccentric artist and archaeology enthusiast William Donnelly (1847 – 1905) discovered the Dumbuck Crannog site on the banks of the River Clyde in Scotland. Its excavation proved fruitful, with the unearthing of 27 ancient stumps placed 7 feet (2.13 meters) apart to form a circular pattern, a 32-foot long (9.75 meters) dugout […]

Paris remains on flood alert as River Seine swells after heavy rain

Paris remained on flood alert on Tuesday with the River Seine’s water levels still on the rise following heavy spells of rain. The water flooded the footpaths on the river’s banks, popular with walkers and cyclists. Rising water levels were expected to cause disruptions to underground public transport. 00

Appeals court agrees that Dakota Access Pipeline river crossing is illegal

A federal appeals court has struck another blow against the contested Dakota Access Pipeline. A three-judge panel on the U.S. District Court of Appeals from the D.C. Circuit agreed Tuesday with a lower court ruling that the pipeline‘s crossing at the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is illegal and requires an in-depth environmental review, the Grand Forks […]

Rare shark attack in Australia’s Swan River near Perth

The Australian city of Perth is renowned for sharks off its beaches, but on Thursday a shark attacked a man swimming in the city’s Swan River, biting him on the upper leg in the first shark attack in the river since 1969.The man was attacked by what was likely to be a 2-to-3 metre (6.5-to-9.8 […]

Mine-free River Jordan shrine ends 50 year wait for Epiphany procession

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Beijing alerts Mekong River neighbors to restricted waterflow amid dam maintenance, as experts cry foul over late warning

China has warned other states along the Mekong River that maintenance works on a hydroelectric dam will cause a considerable reduction in flow for 20 days, sparking ecological concerns over the fish-rich waterway. On Wednesday, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said that water levels along the waterway are likely to drop by about 1.20 meters, […]

Latvia’s Enigmatic Virtaka Cliff and Mysterious Gauja River Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs, cave paintings , and different  rock carvings  are some of the earliest forms of expression of early man. In the Baltic, Pomeranian, and Scandinavian regions of Europe, petroglyphs have been utilized for various purposes for thousands of years in the lives of its inhabitants. Popular in the Paleolithic, Neolithic, and well into the Bronze and […]

Rashida Tlaib removes tweet with ‘river to the sea’ phrase

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., removed from her Twitter feed a retweet that said “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” a phrase that has been associated with calls to wipe out Israel. On Nov. 29, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Tlaib retweeted a tweet from an account that […]

The Nile: How One River Helped Build a Civilization – 10 Amazing Facts

The Nile River spans almost 4,175 miles (6,719 km), crosses nine countries throughout Africa, and is widely regarded as the longest river in the world. While all this might be considered common knowledge, the winding waters of the famous river have many intriguing facts that you might not know. Here are ten of the most […]

Less than 1 year after the Pike River mine explosion, tonnes of concrete were poured into a ‘critically important’ air feed where miners could have gathered (Engineer)

“So while everyone thought they were gathering concrete evidence, they were, in fact, covering the evidence in concrete.” An engineer investigating the Pike River mine disaster has claimed a mine manager pumped tonnes of concrete into a vital air feed, likely where the miners gathered after the first explosion, “completely obliterating” evidence. Thursday marked the […]

How does a 600-year-old river project play into the Czech Republic’s clean energy ambitions?

Charles VI, the 14th century King of Bohemia and then Holy Roman Emperor, was said to have first envisaged connecting Central Europe’s three waterways – the Oder, Labe and Danube rivers – to link the North, Baltic and Black seas and allow the landlocked Czech lands access to the open waters. Earlier this month, the […]

The town that lost its river: the sad story of Piriharakeke

The history and identity of the Horowhenua coastal town of Foxton is intrinsically linked to the Manawatu River. It was once a bustling port town, with ships loaded with flax, timber and other goods travelling down the river and out to markets in Wellington and beyond. While coastal shipping had largely ceased by the early […]

A river battle proves the Israeli left is actually right-wing

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Don’t Push the River: Astrology Forecast August 23rd – 30th, 2020

August 24th, 2020 By Lorna Bevan Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Notice the shift as the season changes with the Sun’s return to earthy Virgo. In the outer world, this is a week when moods will change from hour to hour as the inner personal planets make multiple contacts to the heavy hitters. Between […]

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Water returns to ancient cities & river channels after 3000+ years of drought

     With river channels filling after thousands of years of being dry in Afghanistan, and also next to abandoned ruins and the same thing happening in east Africa as lakes not full since the end of the mid-Holocene refilling, we seriously need to ask ourselves if this isn’t a 3000 year + cycle we are […]

Only Down Under: Koala caught fishing on Aussie river bank (VIDEO)

The Koala surprised a family, who were taking a break from fishing in the small town of Strathmerton to have a picnic, when it picked up a rod and held it over the water. READ MORE: Hunt for ‘evil’ culprit after koala nailed to wooden post (PHOTO) “We just turned around and there it was […]

Body of CDC Worker Who Mysteriously Disappeared in February Found in a River

Body of CDC Worker Who Mysteriously Disappeared in February Found in a River April 5th, 2018 Via: Business Insider: The mystery surrounding the February disappearance of a 35-year-old Centres for Disease Control and Prevention worker ended tragically this week, with the Atlanta Fire Rescue […]

Body of CDC Researcher Timothy Cunningham Found In A River Near Atlanta – What Did He Know?

The body of a CDC researcher named Timothy Cunningham was discovered in the Chattohoochee River near Atlanta today, reports Fox News. Atlanta police tweeted the following message: The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body recovered in the Chattahoochee River in NW Atlanta late Tuesday to be missing CDC employee Timothy Cunningham. Cunningham has […]

Party like a Russian: Friends saw off massive chunk of ice & sail down a river (VIDEO)

Footage posted online by Ruptly news agency shows the group of 15 friends using chainsaws and an axe to detach the thick ice from a riverbank in Russia’s Voronezh Region. Two broken chainsaws later, they were floating down the Don River on their own makeshift barge. But apparently, no party is complete without a couch, […]

Earth changes: Enormous new river in central Argentina was literally born overnight

Comment: This Guardian report claims the new river appeared overnight in 2015, but it actually appears to date from an intense deluge that occurred in 2008. However, since then its water level has continued rising and now it is a deep and wide river; Rio Nuevo. Maybe those ancient accounts of natural ‘miracles’ and ‘catastrophes’ […]

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