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Drought-stricken California may have a vast groundwater reserve that nobody knew about 28.6.2016 Washington Post
But some researchers suggested that the freshwater portion of the resource may already have been used or that it would do little to change the state's water plight.
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These sisters are surviving a dangerous heart ailment together 28.6.2016 Washington Post
These sisters are surviving a dangerous heart ailment together
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Helen Keller's Radical Vision 27.6.2016 Politics on
In 1919 Helen Keller (second from right) joined a union picket line outside a New York theater showing "Deliverance," a film about her life. In 1962, Patty Duke portrayed Keller in the film, "The Miracle Worker," costarring Ann Bancroft. Today is Helen Keller Day, which commemorates her birth on June 27, 1880. Keller remains one of the most well-known, beloved, but misunderstood public figures in American history. Nothing better reflects this than the bronze statue of Keller that sits in the U.S. Capitol. It shows the blind Keller standing at a water pump. It depicts the moment in 1887 when her teacher, Anne Sullivan, spelled "W-A-T-E-R" into one of Keller's hands while water streamed into the other hand of the seven-year-old girl. This was Keller's awakening, when she made the connection between the word Sullivan spelled into her hand and the tangible substance splashing from the pump, whispering "wah-wah,"--her way of saying "water." This scene, made famous in the play and film "The Miracle Worker," ...
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Big data: Can it predict the spread of Zika? Cloudera thinks so 27.6.2016 Yahoo: Business

Big data: Can it predict the spread of Zika? Cloudera thinks soA recent hackathon in Austin, TX, tried to model the spread of Zika and predict its path, but is the hackathon model the best way to get results from big data?

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Britain Sends A Message To You, Hillary 27.6.2016 Politics on
Early morning, June 24th, Great Britain did what few polls, and politicians, predicted it was capable of doing: stand up for itself. "The result," as Brits call scores in sporting matches, was roughly 52% for leaving the European Union (EU) and 48% for remaining. Over 72% of eligible British voters turned out to vote in the mother of all electoral matches. There are many bureaucratic details to sort out. The UK has, per Article 50 of EU treaties, two years to unwind its formal relationship with the Union. Moreover, there will be near-term economic fallout, as the pound plunges to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar in years. The externalities will be manifold: hurting U.S. and European export-based industries, strengthening exports of UK-based companies, creating doubt as to whether London will remain a hub of global banking (a fear that might be overstated) and the financial gateway for Chinese firms seeking to do business with Europe. In an odd twist, Brexit might boost real estate values in the ...
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How an 1886 crime novel became a global publishing phenomenon 26.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Lucy Sussex's new book is a history of 1886's runaway bestseller: "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab." Why was it such a hit? Who was involved with it? And why was author Fergus Hume left without a dime?
Heat wave aggravates chronic water problems in occupied West Bank 26.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To compensate for the lack of running water in his West Bank home, Waheed Maree pumps groundwater from a rancid well under his house to his bathroom toilet.

Drinking water is store bought, as evidenced by his courtyard littered with empty bottles.

 “Without water you can’t do anything,” Maree said...

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How The West Was Lost and Other Joys of Greedy Sociopathy 26.6.2016 Views
David Michael Green

So Britain is out.

Woo-hoo!  Doesn’t that feel good?

Well, in fact, for some folks it does.  In particular, if you’re an unempowered bloke, lacking much personal sense of agency, and you’ve watched your world get whittled down bit by bit over the last several decades, the sense of doing something, anything – the sheer joy of authoring some real wreckage – is tasty.  And all the more so because of its rarity.  It’s been so long since you got to poke some joker in the eye, who cares who it is or what comes next, eh?  Just do it.

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Study: Beijing is slowly sinking 26.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Beijing residents have put up with choking smog, trash-filled rivers and toxic running tracks. Now they have another concern -- sinking.
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Picturesque Brittany is a step back in time 26.6.2016 Washington Post
An 80-mile walking tour of the region takes visitors through a land of authentic and artisanal delights.
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East Coast states want to tax drivers’ travel, not their gas 26.6.2016 Washington Post
East Coast states want to tax drivers’ travel, not their gas
The PennEast Pipeline Made Me Do It: Why My Family and I Moved to Solar Energy 25.6.2016 Green on
Solar Panels, Old and New, Starview Hill Farm, Blairstown, New Jersey "There is one forecast of which you can already be sure: someday renewable energy will be the only way for people to satisfy their energy needs. Because of the physical, ecological and (therefore) social limits to nuclear and fossil energy use, ultimately nobody will be able to circumvent renewable energy as the solution, even if it turns out to be everybody's last remaining choice. The question keeping everyone in suspense, however, is whether we shall succeed in making this radical change of energy platforms happen early enough to spare the world irreversible ecological mutilation and political and economic catastrophe." Hermann Scheer, 1944-2010, former member of the German Parliament and General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy Photovoltaics aka Solar Panels "Drill, baby, drill." First used by Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele at the 2008 Republican National Convention, later elected chairman of the ...
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The First Openly Gay Charlotte City Councilwoman Opens Up About HB2 25.6.2016 Politics on
It’s a watershed year fraught with turmoil for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Across the American South, queer, trans and gender-nonconforming people are facing wave after wave of legislation that threatens our safety, well-being and very existence. From “ bathroom bills “ to ordinances that permit discrimination , this battle is in many ways a backlash to all of the victories our community has seen recently —including last year’s nation-wide legalization of same-sex marriage — and it serves a multitude of political and social purposes for the religious and political right. In this new series, HuffPost Queer Voices Deputy Editor JamesMichael Nichols, who hails from North Carolina himself, talks to some of the leaders, movers and shakers of the fight for queer and trans liberation in the South about their own personal experiences as activists, the current political and social climate for the LGBT community in these states and the action that we, as a community, can take to ...
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Jazz sign Ford to three-year deal as summer league roster fills up 25.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A day after the NBA draft, the Utah Jazz are taking on the task of filling out their summer league roster, which will be together from around July 1-18, depending on how far they advance through the Las Vegas Summer League. Already, there are slots being filled. A league source tells The Salt Lake Tribune that Olivier Hanlan will be on the roster. Another league source confirms to The Tribune that Quincy Ford has signed a three-year partially guaranteed deal with the Jazz and will be on the sum... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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A new fracking fight is brewing in Maryland 25.6.2016 Washington Post
A new fracking fight is brewing in Maryland
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Can Long Island Be Saved, Part XIV: Video and Social Media as A Means of Building Public Awareness 25.6.2016 Green on
If Long Island is to be saved, and by "saved" I mean preserved as a desirable place to live for future generations, then everybody in Nassau and Suffolk needs to understand why our drinking water and all our rivers, ponds and bays are imperiled. Lets begin with the premise that if people really understand the problems, and what is at stake, they will do the sensible thing and do what is necessary to protect and restore Long Island's estuarine and marine environments. But how does one in fact reach the 3 million people of Long Island? How many today know that the main issue facing both our drinking water and the health of our bays, rivers, and ponds, is nitrogen leeching from the 500,000 cesspools and septic tanks that currently sit in our sandy soil? How many know that this excess nitrogen has been feeding algal blooms in our waters that have gotten both larger and more diverse with every passing year? How many know that our waters are dying as a result? How will every Long Islander come to ...
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Fountain implements restrictions to avoid well-water use 25.6.2016 Denver Post: Local
The Fountain Utilities Department is on the cusp of reaching peak water demand so the city has put watering restrictions in place until further notice.
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Health insurer's limit on insulin pumps worries patients 24.6.2016 AP Business
Stephanie Rodenberg-Lewis wasn&apos;t happy with her insulin pump and finally switched two years ago to another brand. Now her health insurer is pushing her to go back....
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Donald Trump's Brexit press conference was beyond bizarre 24.6.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Pound collapsing? Good for Trump's golf course!
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Obama Administration Approved Gulf Fracking During Deepwater Horizon Disaster 24.6.2016 Truthout - All Articles
A controlled burn of oil spilled during the Deepwater Horizon disaster sends pillars of smoke into the air in the Gulf of Mexico on June 9, 2010. (Photo: Deepwater Horizon Response ) An ongoing investigation reveals that fracking technology has been used to maximize fossil-fuel production at hundreds of offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico in recent years. Environmentalists are angry with federal regulators for "rubber-stamping" permits with little oversight of the fracking chemicals that are mixed with wastewater and dumped directly into the Gulf. A controlled burn of oil spilled during the Deepwater Horizon disaster sends pillars of smoke into the air in the Gulf of Mexico on June 9, 2010. (Photo: Deepwater Horizon Response ) Hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") technology has been widely used to maximize oil-and-gas production in the Gulf of Mexico in recent years, and the government allows offshore drillers to dump fracking chemicals mixed with wastewater directly into the Gulf, according to ...
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