After posting Fear mongering over WATER leaks at Fukushima Dai-ichi a number of people challenged the concentration numbers I used in the supporting calculations. This August 23, 2013 Tepco press release contains numbers that roughly correspond to those I used, so I pressed the challengers for a source.
They pointed me to a Tepco handout dated August 19, 2013 which contains a table of measuremen ... read more >>
Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter.
We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water.
This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a ... read more >>
K-State project studies water sustainability, climate variability - Midwest Producer: Regional - K-State project studies water sustainability, climate variability: Regional
Kansas State University is currently leading a research project which is focus on the smoky hill watershed as the case study. The watershed is needed for both natural systems and humans but is fragile and is heavily affected by climate fluctuation. Potential disasters are shown to possibly occur due to also the extensive land and water use for farming in the area. ... read more >>
We often take clean drinking water for granted, but we should think about where it comes from. The Potomac River has been supplying the drinking water for much of the Washington area for 150 years. Everyone can help keep drinking water safe by making sure the Potomac and other nearby rivers are as clean as possible.
KidsPost and the Nature Conservancy, which helps protect rivers and ... read more >>
Japan is set to pledge up to $500 million to contain leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, with the government stepping up its intervention in the world's worst atomic disaster in a quarter of a century. Trade and Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said late on Monday the government would fund "tens of billions" of yen to address the water crisis after the embattle ... read more >>
How clean is water in your tap. Currently research is being done to see of what medication can be found in water due to non process to medication that is either flushed down the toilet or is being thrown out by pharmaceutical companies. The medication being found so far are psychotropic medications that can affect a persons mood. ... read more >>
Now, oil workers can access oil and gas reservoirs underneath hard-to-reach places like towns and lakes, or even in solid rock, by using horizontal drilling and fracturing, or “fracking.” The process uses pressurized water mixed with sand and chemicals. Shell, which owns the Ho-Ho pipeline, recently reversed the direction of its flow. By the end of the year it will carry more than 325,000 barrels ... read more >>
A warming planet could have dire results for those who enjoy freshwater fishing, according to a National Wildlife Federation report that was released on Wednesday, and a leading Maine outdoor advocate worries that climate change may eventually cost the state its iconic brook trout population. Changes in habitat and ecosystems and severe weather events are among the threats, which the report predi ... read more >>
Japan has pledged nearly $500 million to a plan to contain leaks and decontaminate radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility, stepping up government efforts to cope with the legacy of the one of the world's worst atomic disasters.
The announcement comes just days before the International Olympic Committee decides whether Tokyo -- 140 miles from the wrecked plant - ... read more >>
Tokyo's Olympic bid chief on Wednesday played down fears the Fukushima water crisis could dent the city's gambit to host the 2020 Summer Games, saying the Japanese capital is as safe as London, New York City and Paris. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will vote on Saturday in Buenos Aires to decide whether Istanbul, Madrid or Tokyo will be awarded the world's biggest and most expensive m ... read more >>