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Water firms raise fears over shale gas fracking - Telegraph

Water firms raise fears over shale gas fracking - Telegraph | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Fracking for shale gas will raise the risk of water shortages and could contaminate drinking supplies, Britain's water companies have claimed.
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Water UK says it is not “taking sides” over fracking but that water supplies must be protected “at all costs”, with the utilities’ own reputations on the line.

 

“If it goes ahead, we want to ensure corners are not cut and standards compromised, leaving us all counting the cost for years to come,” Dr Jim Marshall, the group’s policy and business adviser, said.

 

He called for “greater clarity from the shale gas industry on what its water needs are really going to be and a true assessment of the impacts”.

The water industry has commissioned its own report on the potential impact which shows the volumes needed presented a “real concern”.

This especially applies in the south east which is believed to have significant shale potential but is prone to water shortages.

 

Water UK also questions how the water will be supplied to fracking sites and suggests logistical challenges in treating waste water, which would be “toxic to bacteria used in the treatment process” and could therefore only be treated at “larger urban waste water treatment facilities”.

Water customers must not end up paying extra, it says.

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Bad news for islands blasted by Irma. Here comes another potential hurricane.

Bad news for islands blasted by Irma. Here comes another potential hurricane. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The National Hurricane Center warned that a storm headed for the Lesser Antilles could become a Category 1 hurricane by Monday.
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Best Country On Earth Announces ALL Animals Will Now Be Considered Sentient Creatures!

Best Country On Earth Announces ALL Animals Will Now Be Considered Sentient Creatures! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A landmark court decision in New Zealand has set a precedent that other countries would do well to follow: The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, passed last month, extends all animals similar rights as any other living creature. Citing that the animals can feel and think, it provides a new paradigm in how to deal with animal cruelty cases, as well as animal testing and research. Animal rights activists are celebrating the decision, saying that
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A Blueprint for Fisheries Management and Environmental Cooperation in the South China Sea - AMTI Brief

A Blueprint for Fisheries Management and Environmental Cooperation in the South China Sea - AMTI Brief | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

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(4) How to Assemble a Raised Galvanised Garden Bed - YouTube


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An 11-year-old boy fell into an Italian volcanic crater. His parents also died trying to save him.

An 11-year-old boy fell into an Italian volcanic crater. His parents also died trying to save him. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
“It's a moment of deep sadness for all of us,” Pozzuoli Mayor Vincenzo Figliolia said.
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These Maps Show Where Irma's Storm Surge May Hit Hardest

These Maps Show Where Irma's Storm Surge May Hit Hardest | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Experimental federal maps project where higher storm surge waters — as high as 15 feet in some places — are now predicted for Florida's coast.
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Days after Irma, still no word from some Caribbean islands

Days after Irma, still no word from some Caribbean islands | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Days after Hurricane Irma roared through the Caribbean, leveling entire islands and claiming at least 20 lives, officials still haven’t heard back from some areas hit by the storm, including Turks and Caicos, or fully assessed the damage in St. Thomas, Burbuda and St.Martin.
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Deadly earthquake hits off the coast of southern Mexico

Deadly earthquake hits off the coast of southern Mexico | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A strong earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico, near the border with Guatemala, the USGS Geological Survey (USGS) reported Friday. A tsunami threat is being evaluated by the Tsunami Warning System, in the wake of the temblor
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This could be The Big One, again. Massive Irma slams into Caribbean, hurtles toward Florida.

This could be The Big One, again. Massive Irma slams into Caribbean, hurtles toward Florida. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The most powerful hurricane to threaten the Atlantic coast in more than a decade, Irma has swelled into a monster force with maximum sustained winds near 185 mph.
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Hookworm, a disease of extreme poverty, is thriving in the US south. Why?

Hookworm, a disease of extreme poverty, is thriving in the US south. Why? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Exclusive: in America, the world’s richest country, diseases that thrive amid poverty are rampant, the first study of its kind in modern times shows

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Hurricane Irma is most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic | Tampa Bay Times

Hurricane Irma is most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic | Tampa Bay Times | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Wielding the most powerful winds ever recorded for a storm in the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Irma bore down Tuesday on the Leeward Islands of the northeast Caribbean on a forecast path that could take it toward Florida over the weekend.

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday suspended all tolls in Florida, a sign that the state is preparing for the worst as Irma strengthened into a Category 5 storm with wind speeds now up to 185 mph.

The storm posed an immediate threat to the small islands of the northern Leewards, including Antigua and Barbuda, as well as the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.


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Des nanotubes de carbone pourraient permettre de dessaler l'eau de mer

Des nanotubes de carbone pourraient permettre de dessaler l'eau de mer | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Des nanotubes de carbone pourraient permettre de dessaler l'eau de mer.

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This Heartbreaking Photo Reveals a Troubling Reality

This Heartbreaking Photo Reveals a Troubling Reality | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Photographer Justin Hofman's image of a seahorse swimming with a discarded cotton swab illustrates the issues of pollution in our oceans.
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Best Country On Earth Announces ALL Animals Will Now Be Considered Sentient Creatures!

Best Country On Earth Announces ALL Animals Will Now Be Considered Sentient Creatures! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
A landmark court decision in New Zealand has set a precedent that other countries would do well to follow: The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, passed last month, extends all animals similar rights as any other living creature. Citing that the animals can feel and think, it provides a new paradigm in how to deal with animal cruelty cases, as well as animal testing and research. Animal rights activists are celebrating the decision, saying that
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The atmosphere is changing the food we eat

The atmosphere is changing the food we eat | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
It's called the 'great nutrient collapse,' and yet no one is really talking about it.
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(4) How to Build The World's Easiest Raised Bed Garden (Cheap) - YouTube


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(4) Grow 30 Plants in Less Than 2 Sq Ft with the Green Stalk Garden Vertical Tower Garden - YouTube

Growing a Vertical Garden - Green Stalk Garden Tower Garden - AMAZING! This Vertical Tower Garden from "Green Stalk Garden" is incredible! Really easy to put together, fun to plant, easy to water, and looks very aesthetically pleasing! In this episode I also use the City of Tempe Compost Soil as the base for this new vertical tower garden. Subscribe to my channel for monthly update on the growing progress! http://www.JakeMace.com

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Perspective | I’m a scientist. I’m staying behind in the Florida Keys to help save lives.

Perspective | I’m a scientist. I’m staying behind in the Florida Keys to help save lives. | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
In 16 years, I've never seen a storm like Irma. But I'm facing it down to help people stay safe.
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Irma Will Test Florida’s Infrastructure, From Dikes to Sewage Plants

Irma Will Test Florida’s Infrastructure, From Dikes to Sewage Plants | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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‘This storm has the potential to catastrophically devastate our state’

‘This storm has the potential to catastrophically devastate our state’ | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Gov. Rick Scott warns of Hurricane Irma as it approaches South Florida, urges evacuations as extreme weather is forecast for the weekend and a mass exodus is underway.
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How the Strongest Solar Flare in a Decade Is Affecting Earth

How the Strongest Solar Flare in a Decade Is Affecting Earth | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The monster burst of radiation already caused brief radio blackouts and may trigger strong auroras in the coming days.
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As Houston grew, officials ignored 'once-in-a-lifetime' chance to spare thousands from flooding | Steve Thompson | DallasNews.com

As Houston grew, officials ignored 'once-in-a-lifetime' chance to spare thousands from flooding | Steve Thompson | DallasNews.com | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Two decades ago, Harris County planners predicted with chilling accuracy just how devastating a storm like Hurricane Harvey would be to the Houston area. Far lesser storms, they determined, could wreck a large swath of the city and its western suburbs.

In a report dated May 1996, engineers for the Harris County Flood Control District concluded the area's reservoir system was severely insufficient and imperiled thousands of properties. The report's authors proposed a $400 million fix: constructing a massive underground conduit that would carry water out of the reservoirs and into the Houston Ship Channel more quickly.

Had the report's recommendations been heeded, the catastrophic flooding that struck Houston a week ago might have been greatly diminished, sparing thousands of homes from floodwaters.

Instead, the report got filed away and was all but forgotten. Government leaders ignored its advice.


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A Sea of Health and Environmental Hazards in Houston’s Floodwaters

A Sea of Health and Environmental Hazards in Houston’s Floodwaters | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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