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Shooters say support for NSW government conditional on Murray-Darling action

Robert Borsak says his party, which picked up three seats in lower house and another in upper house, will use its clout to push through its policy agendaThe Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party will not negotiate on any legislation with the newly elected New South Wales state government until the Coalition addresses its concerns around the Murray-Darling River, its leader said on Sunday.The Shooters were the big winners in Saturday’s election, picking up three seats in the state’s lower house and...
Tags: New South Wales election 2019, Murray-Darling Basin, New South Wales, Australia news, New South Wales politics, Coalition, Liberal party, Gun control, Australian politics, Rural Australia, National party, Water


UPSC Geo-Scientist Geologist Recruitment Examination 2019

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Recruitment Examination 2019  Union Public Service Commission  (UPSC), Shahjahan Road, Dholpur House, New Delhi – 110069 will hold the  Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Recruitment Competitive Examination (GEOL) 2019  commencing from  28th June 2019  for recruitment to  following 107 Govt. Job Sarkari Naukri... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Chemical, Commission, Geologist, Geophysicist, Hydrogeologists, Hydrology, Online, PSC, Recruitment Examination, Scientist, UPSC, Water


Dirty water 20 times deadlier to children in conflict zones than bullets – Unicef

World Water Day study highlights lethal nature of unsafe sanitation and hygiene for children, especially under-fivesChildren under five who live in conflict zones are 20 times more likely to die from diarrhoeal diseases linked to unsafe water than from direct violence as a result of war, Unicef has found.Analysing mortality data from 16 countries beset by long-term conflict – including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen – the UN children’s agency also found that unsafe water, sanitation and hygi...
Tags: Global health, Global development, Access to water, Water, Environment, World news, Children, Society


Amid 19-Year Drought, States Sign Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water

Seven states, including California and Arizona, agreed to voluntarily cut their water use. But as the climate warms, any victory may be short-lived.
Tags: Utah, News, Colorado, California, Water, Drought, Global Warming, Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Rivers, Reservoirs, Shortages, Lake Mead, Colorado River


Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says

Climate change and population growth, meaning less supply and more demand, could equal an “existential threat,” England’s environment chief warned.
Tags: England, News, Water, Drought, Global Warming, Population, Shortages, Great Britain, London (England, Conservation of Resources, Britain Yes Rainy Britain


England might not have enough water

No one thinks of England as a country that needs more water, but it may soon find itself parched for it. Sir James Bevan, the chief executive of the Environment Agency, told The Guardian that demand for water is quickly surpassing the country’s diminishing supply due to climate change. “Around 25 years from now,” he said, “where those [demand and supply] lines cross is known by some as the ‘jaws of death’ — the point at which we will not have enough water to supply our needs, unless we take a...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Water, Environment Agency, All, James Bevan, Bevan, Bevans


Know the Spot

The comfort of home waters for fly fishing companions   “I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked, I am mad for it to be in contact with me.” –Walt Whitman After the ragged edges of winter have worn smooth and spring begins to unfold along the Blue Ridge, it’s time for that first trip of the season to a favorite trout stream, a trip marked by enthusiastic anticipation and wary trepidation.  Glad to be back in that stream you know like an old friend but anxious...
Tags: Virginia, Environment, Water, Sport, Cycling, Poland, Keefe, Radford University, Blue Ridge, Whitman, Walt Whitman, Go Outside, Fly Fishing, James Keefe


England could run short of water within 25 years

Exclusive: Environment Agency chief calls for use to be cut by a thirdEngland is set to run short of water within 25 years, the chief executive of the Environment Agency has warned.The country is facing the ‘‘jaws of death”, Sir James Bevan said, at the point where water demand from the country’s rising population surpasses the falling supply resulting from climate change. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Climate Change, Environment, Water, UK News, Environment Agency, James Bevan


How a wee Scottish village is shining a light — literally — on rising seas

Lochmaddy is a seaside village sitting at the encroaching edge of the North Atlantic. Artists dazzling lights depict the town's submerged future as the oceans continue rising. It's an unsettling visualization of global warming's impact. None The Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre sits in a hauntingly beautiful place, at the sea's edge in a tiny Scottish village. The name of this Outer Hebrides place is Lochmaddy, and it can be found, for now, in the low-lying archipelago of Uist off the ...
Tags: Art, Climate Change, Scotland, Water, Sustainability, Earth, Oceans, Innovation, Anthropocene, Rising Sea Level, Outer Hebrides, Uist, Prediction, Lochmaddy, Timo Aho, Pekka Niittyvirta


Drought, schmrought, water experts already fret the next dry year and still preach conservation

You might think every water manager in the Golden State is sleeping soundly these days. L.A. rainfall is 158 percent of average. Ten of the 12 state reservoirs are filled to more than 100 percent of their historical average for mid-March — before the all-important snowpack which stands at 152 percent of normal has melted. Water is up in the Canyon Basin Spreading grounds in a former gravel pit in Azusa on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) San Gab...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Time, Water, Drought, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Rain, West Coast, Orange County, National Drought Mitigation Center, San Bernardino Mountains, Folsom Lake, Sierra Nevada


Murray-Darling buybacks 'twice as cheap' as efficiency projects

A Senate committee has been told water buybacks are cost effective and savings should go to creating jobs in rural areasA Senate committee examining whether to lift the current cap on water buybacks has heard evidence that it would be cheaper to buy more water from farmers and then inject savings into rural communities to create other types of jobs than opt for water-savings projects – but the federal government has never explored the option.The committee is examining legislation, backed by Labo...
Tags: Climate Change, Senate, Environment, Water, Drought, Australia news, Australian politics, Rivers, Murray-darling Basin, Labor the Greens, Murray Darling


Water Is All You Need to Revive Soggy Vegetables

Many things in life get soggy when wet, like paper, or expensively blow-dried hair. But plants do not work this way. Water makes them plumper, crispier, crunchier. Understand this fact and you’ll never suffer soggy lettuce again. Read more...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Science, Vegetables, Water, Physics, Lifehacks, Lettuce


Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared.

A century ago, British scientists suggested a link between increased hygiene and allergic conditions — the first hint that our immune systems are becoming improperly “trained.”
Tags: Food, News, Water, Immune System, Microbiology, Allergies, Antibiotics, Infections, Children and Childhood, Hay fever, Hygiene and Cleanliness, Your-feed-science


The Moon Has 'Moving Water,' but Don't Break Out Your Swimsuit

Tabloids reported over the weekend that a “bombshell” report found moving water on the Moon which could lead to “Moon colonization.” Obviously those headlines are misleading—there are no rivers flowing along the lunar surface. Let’s talk about what really happened.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Debunkery, Water, The moon, Don, Lunar Science


Southerners Love Wilderness

UGA study reveals that 89 percent of visitors to public land support Wilderness Wilderness designation is a tool for permanent protection of the South’s wildest places, but how do Southerners feel about wilderness areas? With population swelling in the South, should wilderness areas be opened to resource extraction, or are wilderness areas more vital than ever?   A new study from the University of Georgia aimed to answer these questions. Southern Appalachia is home to nearly 50 wild...
Tags: Congress, Hiking, Environment, Georgia, Water, Sport, Cycling, North Carolina, Forest Service, South Carolina, South, Issues, Public Lands, University Of Georgia, UGA, Pisgah National Forest


'The river is sick': NSW urged to halt floodplain harvesting in Murray-Darling

Giving irrigators a licence to divert huge volumes of water is a recipe for disaster, opponents sayAboriginal groups, graziers, environmental groups and the former commonwealth environmental water holder have urged the New South Wales water minister to halt a controversial move to allow Murray-Darling irrigators to “harvest” overland flows after rain events.Known as “floodplain harvesting” the practice has been unregulated and unmonitored in NSW, but is now diverting huge volumes of water in the...
Tags: Environment, Water, Australia news, New South Wales, Murray-darling Basin, Murray Darling


A hidden scandal: America's school students exposed to water tainted by toxic lead

Elevated levels of lead have been found in schools across the US, alarming experts who say it is particularly harmful to children Continue reading...
Tags: Education, Environment, US, America, Water, World news, US news, US education


Artist Creates Amazing Inflatable Shower Curtain To Help Save Water

Are you the type of person who is always waiting on someone in the shower, or are you the one holding everyone up with your epic shower songs? Either way, Elisabeth Buecher has the perfect shower curtain for you. “They aim at provoking a debate around water issues and making people more aware of their consumption,” the artist said. More: Elisabeth Buecher The London-based artist created an... Source
Tags: Design, London, Water, Save, Shower, Curtain, Elisabeth Buecher


'Extensive tooth decay' reported in parts of Queensland that refuse to add fluoride to water

Doctors say Queensland government must fund fluoride for the entire stateDentists and doctors in Queensland are reporting “extensive tooth decay” in parts of the state that refuse to add fluoride to the water supply, especially among children and the elderly.One in four Queensland children admitted to hospital requires treatment for a dental condition, according to the most recent report by the state’s chief medical officer. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Environment, Water, Australia news, Queensland


'Chilling reality': Afghanistan suffers worst floods in seven years

Thousands of homes swept away as rains follow devastating drought, with UN ‘shocked’ by lack of crisis funding support Afghanistan has been hit with the worst flooding in seven years, with 20 dead, thousands of homes swept away and many families, already displaced by drought, forced to leave their homes for the second time.The latest climate shock, which affected eight provinces including Kandahar, came as the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan criticised the European Commission for it...
Tags: Environment, Water, Drought, World news, Afghanistan, South and Central Asia, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Global development, European Commission, Un, Flooding, Kandahar


Blockchain is overhyped, but it’s also perfect for California’s drought problem

With California’s aquifers overdrawn, the state is making a push to better regulate groundwater use, and a group of researchers have an intriguing solution, combining two exciting technologies: Blockchain and the internet of things. The post Blockchain is overhyped, but it’s also perfect for California’s drought problem appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Internet Of Things, California, Trends, Water, Iot, Blockchain, Emerging Tech, Aquifers


Public invited to review South Carolina Draft Aquatic Plant Management Plan + Road Salt and Waterways

Public invited to review South Carolina Draft Aquatic Plant Management Plan The public is invited to review and provide comments on the draft 2019 South Carolina Draft Aquatic Plant Management Plan. Each year the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources staff and the South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Council prepare a plan that identifies aquatic weed problem areas, prescribes management strategies and determines needed funding. Since the program began in 1981, over 190,000 acres...
Tags: Environment, Race, Water, Sport, Cycling, Biking, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mitchell, Marion, Appalachian State University, NC, Spartanburg SC, Boone NC, Newswire, Mt Mitchell


Stop Recycling Plastic Bottles Without Caps On

With the recycling industry in flux, the rules surrounding recycling plastic aren’t always a given (at least, in the U.S.). For one, you can’t recycle plastic bags or straws and now black plastic is even becoming a problem. How will we ever know the right way to recycle?Read more...
Tags: Water, Plastic, Recycle, Recycling, Lifehacks, Bottle


Drought and low milk prices push dairy farmers to the brink

Some who rely on irrigation to survive are selling up, while others cut herds and take big financial hitsWhen the dairy farmer Shane Hickey calculated his hourly rate of pay at just $2.46 last year it prompted a wave of outrage and sympathy. Consumers vowed to change their purchasing habits to support small, independently processed milk instead of the $1-a-litre offerings in the major supermarkets.But among other farmers, the conversation was very different. “I got quite a few phone calls from f...
Tags: Environment, Water, Drought, Australia news, Supermarkets, Farming, Woolworths, Coles, Hickey, Rural Australia, Shane Hickey, Milk (drink


Manhole Fires and Burst Pipes: How Winter Wreaks Havoc on What’s Underneath N.Y.C.

New York’s aging below-street infrastructure is tough to maintain, and the corrosive rock salt and “freeze-thaw” cycles of winter make it even worse.
Tags: New York, News, Water, Potholes, Consolidated Edison Inc, Manhattan (NYC, Infrastructure (Public Works, Department of Environmental Protection (NYC, Winter (Season, Manholes


Colombian tribe calls for action on alleged effects of UK oil firm

In part two of our series, indigenous Siona people claim their health is being affected by apparent contamination of riverMaría Isaura Cuaran, an indigenous Siona woman, is displaying a rash that has appeared at the base of her neck. It is barely visible, but there nonetheless. Pulling her turquoise top off her left shoulder and tugging down on her bead necklace, Cuaran talks about “the company” and how, she alleges, it has affected the local river.“Stomach problems, coughing, fever, vomiting, d...
Tags: Energy, UK, Environment, Oil, Americas, Water, World news, Colombia, Indigenous Peoples, Rivers, Isaura Cuaran


Muddy Water

Citizens Can Play a Key Role in Improving the Health of Streams Many of us are called outdoors by the sound of rushing water. In Southern Appalachia, there is no shortage of clear, flowing streams back-dropped by the beautiful hardwood forests and rolling mountains that define our region. We’ve all noticed these same streams rushing rapidly after a hard rain, now characterized by a light brown cloudy appearance caused by soil erosion. After several dry days, the water regains its typical...
Tags: Environment, Water, Sport, Cycling, North Carolina, Forest Service, Jones, Streaming Services, Drinking Water, U S Forest Service, Western North Carolina, Brevard, Pisgah National Forest, USFS, Barry Jones, Southern Environmental Law Center


Muddy Water: The Dirt on Stream Sedimentation and Forest Roads

Citizens Can Play a Key Role in Improving the Health of Streams Many of us are called outdoors by the sound of rushing water. In Southern Appalachia, there is no shortage of clear, flowing streams back-dropped by the beautiful hardwood forests and rolling mountains that define our region. We’ve all noticed these same streams rushing rapidly after a hard rain, now characterized by a light brown cloudy appearance caused by soil erosion. After several dry days, the water regains its typical...
Tags: Environment, Water, Sport, Cycling, North Carolina, Forest Service, Jones, Streaming Services, Drinking Water, U S Forest Service, Western North Carolina, Brevard, Pisgah National Forest, USFS, Barry Jones, Southern Environmental Law Center


The new household rules: ditch your toilet brush and wash much, much more

How many towels does one person need? Should you change your sheets each week? And do you really have to clean the toilet with nothing but your rubber gloves? Experts on 10 modern domestic dilemmasDomestic questions that are burning and unanswerable in more or less equal measure are a staple of social media. This week, it was towels. Specifically, how many does an adult human need to own? The podcast host Abdul Dremali asked, and more than 2,000 Twitter replies later, he still couldn’t go shoppi...
Tags: Environment, Water, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Ethical and green living, Homes, Abdul Dremali