User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: Resource Management :: Wells
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Pricey -- $600 million -- solutions for thirsty White Bear Lake 24.7.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Two of three solutions proposed for dwindling lake top $600 million and would change how many cities get their water.
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Pricy solutions for thirsty White Bear Lake 24.7.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Two of three solutions proposed for dwindling lake top $600 million and would change how many cities get their water.
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Pennsylvania Fracking Regulators 'Woefully' Unprepared, Says State Audit 24.7.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Families sick from fracking exposure turn to concerned scientists 24.7.2014 Philly.com News
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Study: $50 million pipe to White Bear Lake might not restore levels 24.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Piping Mississippi River water into White Bear Lake would cost about $50 million upfront, but it's not certain the move would restore the lake's water levels, according to a new report from the Metropolitan Council.
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State's Own Report Shows PA Flunking in Fracking Regulation, but Courts Continue to Keep State Out of Local Zoning 24.7.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Daniel Raichel, Project Attorney, New York: It’s worth stating the obvious: whether it’s the 209 confirmed cases of water pollution from oil and gas drilling the last 7 years, the state’s willful blindness toward certain drinking water testing results related to suspected contamination from fracking, or...
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What Our Laws Say About Dogs in Hot Cars 24.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Just a few minutes in a hot vehicle can harm or kill your pet. On hot days, the temperature inside a vehicle heats up to over 160 degrees in minutes. Parked cars quickly trap the sun's heat, and "cracking the windows" doesn't do much. Pets can't cool themselves the way humans can, and this makes them especially vulnerable to heatstroke. Too often, a neglectful dog owner goes into a store "just for a minute" only to find his dog dead in the car upon his return -- and such neglect carries serious legal consequences. In June, an eight-year-old German shepherd named Elisha died in Belmont, California after being left in a truck in a motel parking lot for seven hours. Dogs who are trapped in cars pant heavily, pawing at the glass of rolled up windows, trying desperately to avoid the heat of the sun. They may experience excessive thirst, vomiting, seizures, increased heartbeat, and elevated body temperatures of 104 degrees and higher. According to media reports , officers on the scene tried to revive the ...
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10 tips for making your dishwasher more efficient 23.7.2014 TreeHugger
Today's technology makes dishwashers much more water and energy efficient than hand washing dishes. Here are some tips for taking that efficiency to the next level.
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Refugees Living a Nightmare in Northern Pakistan 23.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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''A Place of Indescribable Loss'': As Ceasefire Talks Begin, Israel Bombs Hospital, Mosques and Homes 23.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Audit blasts DEP's handling of gas-well industry 23.7.2014 Philly.com News
HARRISBURG - State environmental officials failed to adequately monitor Pennsylvania's drinking-water supply and were slow to inform the public about the results of investigations during the height of the natural-gas-drilling expansion, according to an audit released Tuesday.
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Oil smuggling finances Islamic State's new caliphate 23.7.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared "caliphate".     Near the northern city of Mosul, the Islamic State has taken over the Najma and Qayara fields, while further south near Tikrit it overran the Himreen and Ajil fields during its two-day sweep through northern Iraq in mid-June. The oilfields in Islamic State hands are modest compared to Iraq's giant fields near Kirkuk and Basra, which are under Kurdish and central government ...
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Pennsylvania: hundreds of water supplies contaminated while audit finds state unprepared to protect drinking water from fracking 23.7.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that  oil and gas operations have contaminated Pennsylvania water supplies 209 times since the end of 2007. Also in Pennsylvania, the Auditor General issued a report on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and it's performance in monitoring the potential...
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Hollywood's Dystopian View of Population: Entertaining But Not Realistic 23.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Armageddon again? Hollywood continues its investment in a spate of movies and TV shows about the end of the world or some variant thereof. The latest: a Lifetime TV series called The Lottery about the ultimate birth dearth -- a world in which no one is capable of having children -- no way, no how. Obviously, these fictional shows are not meant to depict reality. Entertainment is supposed to be, well, entertaining. And fantastical diversions can be welcome relief from the day-to-day. So, if this appeals to you, enjoy it. Taking off our TV glasses for a moment, is the world heading for collapse or some sort of Armageddon? The answer is an unequivocal "yes." One may, however, have to be inordinately patient waiting for this ultimate doomsday. Scientists tell us that the sun, our favorite star, which outshines the pearly whites of Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow as well as War of the Worlds, will implode in just six billion years, give or take. When that happens, it's goodbye Earth. As for planetary ...
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Scandia's green-clapboard Hilltop building is coming down 23.7.2014 Twincities.com: News

After years of debate and discussion, the historic Hilltop Water Co. building in downtown Scandia is coming down.

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Don't Pop That Bubble Wrap! Scientists Turn Trash Into Test Tubes 23.7.2014 NPR Health Science
Researchers have stumbled on an ingenious idea: Use bubble wrap as a cheap test tube and petri dish. They've even run tests on blood that's sitting inside the poppable packaging. So how does it work?
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Groundwater level in California basin hits historic low 23.7.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Congressional briefing highlights climate adaptation, mitigation efforts in Midwestern United States 23.7.2014 EcoTone
Congressional briefing highlights climate adaptation, mitigation efforts in Midwestern United States
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The Actor and the Minister 22.7.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Mary Walker: Cruel ironies 22.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
There are some cruel ironies about empowerment. As good as it sounds, empowerment means nothing to a marginalized girl or young woman in a developing country unless it leads to economic well-being, the ability to independently care for oneself or to provide food, shelter and medical needs to one’s family. While I believe passionately in the importance of post-secondary education, I’ve also seen that attending a college, university or getting vocational training is empowering only if it contributes to a better way of life for specific young women and their families. I’ve come to think that sometimes what is offered by traditional aid and development models of empowerment actually can be quite dehumanizing and discouraging to the very individuals that empowerment is meant to reach. Yes, it is true that statistics show that when girls have access to education, their countries’ birth rates go down, mortality rates go down and health generally improves. But does this rather intellectualized notion of ...
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