Posts Tagged ‘water’

Mi’kmaq Grandmothers And Water Protectors Celebrate Alton Gas Decommissioning

Company announced the end of Alton Natural Gas Storage Project today. Unceded Mi’kmaq Territory – After eight years of resistance led by grassroots Mi’kmaw grandmothers and water protectors to defend the Shubenacadie River from Alton Gas, the company has announced they will be decommissioning this project. We wish to express with the utmost humility and […]

Draining Las Vegas: Here is who’s using the most water in valley

Top commercial and residential water users in Las Vegas metro area listed as Feds declare water shortage and continue predictions of lower levels at Lake Mead. [embedded content]https://youtu.be/Rr0u2vWJ8L8 Lake Mead is at its lowest level ever. The water level at Lake Mead has dropped more than 150 feet in about the last 20 years. By […]

Middle Eastern Water Crisis and Where Various Actors Stand

A report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) highlights the increasingly grave threat posed by the water crisis and drought that endanger the future of millions of Arabs across the Middle East. This crisis is the result of both climate change and callous and self-serving policies adopted by several government. […]

Decolonization : Survival : Water : Life

During the summer of 2016, thousands of people representing dozens of nations converged on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in the American state currently known as South Dakota.  They arrived to prevent the destruction of land and water by a foreign oil company.  Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, a regular in the Fortune 500, was […]

Water as Weapon of War: Activists Say Israel is Drying Out the West Bank to Drive Out Palestinians

October 06th, 2021 By Jessica Buxbaum Source MASAFER YATTA, OCCUPIED WEST BANK — Last weekend, around 600 Israeli, Palestinian and international activists marched across Masafer Yatta in the Occupied West Bank to deliver a water tanker to Palestinian villagers. Their message was clear: Water is a human right, and Israel is depriving Palestine of this basic necessity. Amid […]

UN: 5m people affected by water shortage in northern Syria

Some five million people in northern and north-eastern Syria are affected by water shortages, the United Nations said yesterday. “We have received reports that five million people are affected by the ongoing water crisis in north and north-east of Syria,” a spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, told reporters in New York. “People […]

Oil flows through Line 3 as water protectors continue resistance to pipeline

While oil started flowing through Line 3 pipeline on Friday, resistance to the pipeline will continue. Water protectors vow to keep fighting for climate justice as a challenge to the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue a key water-crossing permit for the pipeline is still pending in federal court. The owners of the pipeline, […]

Oceans of Water Available For All

by Admin · Published October 1, 2021 · Updated October 2, 2021 Oceans of water are beneath our feet, and new technologies are extracting it economically without ecological damage. Lack of fresh water is now a global crisis. Water shortages mean food shortages, with hunger creating death tolls substantially exceeding those of the current Covid-19 crisis. According […]

UK To Begin Nationwide Fluoridation Of Tap Water To Make People More Compliant To Vaccine Mandates

Off-Guardian.org is reporting that the British government is expected start adding fluoride to the drinking water all over the country according to a joint statement of the Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — which recommends everyone, everywhere should have fluoride added to their water supply: While fluoridation is already […]

UK to begin nation-wide fluoridation of tap water

The report was already praised in a tweet from UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid: Good to see UK CMOs examining how water fluoridation can improve oral health & prevent tooth decay which disproportionately affects more deprived groups. Reinforces why our Health and Care Bill will make it simpler to expand water fluoridation schemes.https://t.co/jKCqGtFmMr — Sajid […]

Fog catchers provide water to deserted hills of Lima

Peruvians living in one of the world’s driest areas may have a solution to their water crisis – “fog catchers” that catch droplets through thick, swirling blankets of mist. The NGO Peruvians Without Water has helped provide panels covered with polyethene nets, which carry the droplets through a pipe to a collection tank that can […]

Seoul Continues to be Hysterical while Tokyo Digs a Fukushima Water Tunnel

On August 25, 2021, South Korea expressed “strong regret” that Japan was unilaterally implementing its plan to release radioactive water from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant “without any prior consultations or seeking consent from the South Korean government”.  Oh, my gosh – Tokyo Electric Power Company Holding Inc. (TEPCO) has unveiled a preliminary construction plan of […]

Indigenous Peoples In Mexico Defend Their Right To Water

Above photo: The Chichipicas spring is one of the San Huitzizilapan indigenous community’s water sources, in the Lerma municipality, in the state of Mexico -adjacent to Mexico City-, where several community systems manage the resource. Emilio Godoy / IPS. Lerma/Coyotepec, Mexico – In the San Lorenzo Huitzizilapan Otomí indigenous community, in the state of Mexico –adjacent […]

Woman Only Drinks 7 And A Half Glasses Of Water For The Day, Dies

GRANADA HILLS, CA—In a tragedy that’s becoming all too common among millennial women, local wife and mother of three Destiny Madur sadly passed away after she only managed to drink seven and a half glasses of water instead of the recommended eight on Saturday. “This death was entirely preventable,” said presiding ER doctor F.P. Langley. […]

NSW government dropping 1080 poison baits in Sydney water catchment area

EWR comment: The many who have tracked and even opposed the 1080 operations (moving along in NZ for over 50 years) know there is more to this than meets the eye. Particularly in latter years as increasingly the rules have expanded to allowing dispersion into waterways. How can this not affect human health? Look what […]

Water Protectors Shut Down Major US-Canadian Tar Sands Terminal

Clearbrook, MN – This morning, Water Protectors erected multiple blockades at a major U.S.-Canadian tar sands terminal in Clearbrook, Minnesota in direct opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3. From grandmothers to young people, Water Protectors of all walks of life continue to stand up for the sacred. On one end of the mile-long blockade, grandmothers led […]

Ida’s sweltering aftermath: No power, no water, no gasoline

New Orleans officials announced seven places around the city people could get a meal and sit in air conditioning. Edwards said that state officials likewise were working to set up places to distribute food, water and ice, but that it wouldn’t start Tuesday. The governor’s office also said discussions were underway about establishing cooling stations […]

Thousands Of Water Protectors Rally At The Minnesota State Capitol

Above photo: Nedahness Greene, Resist Line 3. Calling on President Biden to Halt the Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline. Nearly 200 held unpermitted space  overnight in prayer on the Capitol lawn. St Paul, MN – On Wednesday afternoon, more than 2,000 water protectors gathered outside the Minnesota State Capitol for the Treaties not Tar Sands […]

Fukushima nuclear plant water to be released into the ocean via undersea tunnel

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Wednesday it plans to build an undersea tunnel so that massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water can be released into the ocean less than a mile away from the plant to avoid interference with local fishing. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings said it hopes to start releasing the […]

Study Measures Fracking’s Impact On Nearby Surface Water Quality

Above Photo: A new study correlates poorer surface water quality with nearby hydraulic fracturing but finds that the impacts aren’t major enough to be considered harmful by federal regulators. Energy Policy Institute at The University of Chicago. “Our work provides the first large-sample evidence showing that hydraulic fracturing is related to the quality of nearby […]

Water Walkers Headed For Minnesota Capitol

Why They Walk. Water walkers bound for the Minnesota State Capitol left Backus, MN this morning after spending the night at the home of an ally along the route. The walk began last Saturday at the Fire Light Water Protector camp situated on the Mississippi River. Water protectors spent nearly three weeks camping on the […]

Tourists and locals on the hunt for water in Rome heatwave

Italy is being hit this week by a heatwave causing wildfires in the south of the country, particularly in Sicily and Calabria, where a UNESCO-listed natural park is under threat. Meanwhile in Rome, tourists and locals hunt for fountains to refresh themselves and cope with the high temperatures. Source

The Murder of the ‘Menacing’ Water Technician: On the Shadow Wars in the West Bank

Shadi Omar Lotfi Salim There is an ongoing, but hidden, Israeli war on the Palestinians which is rarely highlighted or even known. It is a water war, which has been in the making for decades. On July 26 and 27, two separate but intrinsically linked events took place in the Ein al-Hilweh area in the […]

Water wars in the West Bank

There is an ongoing, but hidden, Israeli war on the Palestinians which is rarely highlighted or even known. It is a water war, which has been in the making for decades.  On July 26 and 27, two separate but intrinsically linked events took place in the Ein al-Hilweh area in the occupied Jordan Valley, and […]

The Disc of Sabu: Ancient Egyptian Water Pump or Alien Hyperdrive?

There is no doubt that the Ancient Egyptian civilization is filled with wonders and mysteries beyond our comprehension. An exceptionally old culture that reaches far back to the early dawn of man’s advancement, Egypt left behind it many man-made wonders. From the enormous pyramids, the giant statues, and the sprawling mortuary temples, their monuments are […]

Here’s how the climate crisis is impacting the water cycle

Image Credit: NOAA Depending on where you live in the world right now, you might be experiencing heavy rains or extreme drought. The current extreme fluctuation in precipitation across the globe is due in large part to climate change. However, the cycle that controls the rain — or lack of rain — is the hydrological […]

‘Water witches’ pit science against folklore

‘Water witches’ pit science against folklore Posted on Thursday, 29 July, 2021 Can you really find water by dowsing ? Image Credit: Thomas Pennant Can dowsers really find water sources using nothing but a wooden stick or is dowsing a centuries-long con ?The demand for dowsing, the age-old practice of using either a forked stick […]

Interview With A Native Water Protector In Minnesota

“We Can’t Make The Bleeding Stop On Our Own” A Native water protector at the #StopLine3 actions in Minnesota spoke with Left Voice about how fossil fuel extraction connects to the history of violence against Indigenous Communities. Native-led water protectors have been fighting to stop construction on the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota. Enbridge, the Canadian multinational […]

Seasonal torrential rains alleviate water stress in Iran

Seasonal torrential rains alleviate water stress in Iran – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Heavy rainfalls since the start of summer have helped reduce water stress in the country, increasing the national average precipitation by three percent. Rainfalls had decreased by 42 percent compared to the previous water year (starting September 23), but the recent rainfalls made for […]

NZ electricity companies drained water off the hydro lakes to keep prices high

From seemorerocks.is Jacinda Adern likes to play pretend that we are all going to be driving electric cars (or at least those who have not been eliminated or forced into poverty) without once asking the question where all this electricity is going to come from. The answer is either COAL or the economy will be […]

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