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Water in America: Is It Safe to Drink?

Water in America: Is It Safe to Drink? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Yes, water in the U.S. is mostly safe to drink. But the answer is murkier than you might like.

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Published February 17, 2014

A chemical spill that left 300,000 residents of Charleston, West Virginia, without tap water last month is raising new concerns about the ability of the United States to maintain its high quality of drinking water.

While the U.S. has one of the safest water supplies in the world, experts say the Charleston contamination with a coal-washing chemical shows how quickly the trust that most Americans place in their drinking water can be shattered.

"We often don't think about where our water comes from," said Steve Fleischli, director and senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Water Program in Los Angeles. "Does it come from a nearby river or a lake, intermittent streams, isolated wetlands, or an aquifer? Yes, you may have a water treatment plant, but if your water source is not protected, people face a real risk."

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by Tim Friend

for National Geographic

Published February 17, 2014

A chemical spill that left 300,000 residents of Charleston, West Virginia, without tap water last month is raising new concerns about the ability of the United States to maintain its high quality of drinking water.

While the U.S. has one of the safest water supplies in the world, experts say the Charleston contamination with a coal-washing chemical shows how quickly the trust that most Americans place in their drinking water can be shattered.

"We often don't think about where our water comes from," said Steve Fleischli, director and senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Water Program in Los Angeles. "Does it come from a nearby river or a lake, intermittent streams, isolated wetlands, or an aquifer? Yes, you may have a water treatment plant, but if your water source is not protected, people face a real risk."

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Genome editing: how to modify genetic faults – and the human germline

Genome editing: how to modify genetic faults – and the human germline | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Is it time for a debate on whether there are any circumstances where there is an ethical case for ‘editing’ human embryos?
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Another Massive Chemical Explosion Just Happened in Eastern China

A mammoth explosion lit up the night sky in an industrial area in eastern China late Monday night.
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Troubling Pesticide Found in Over Half of Tested Streams

The results of the first nationwide investigation looking into the presence of pesticides in the environment came up with some troubling results after researchers found them in more than half the streams they tested.

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OMG! Now pesticide found in Nandini Milk

OMG! Now pesticide found in Nandini Milk | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
OMG! Now pesticide found in Nandini Milk.

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McDonald’s, Tyson Foods Cutting Ties With Poultry Farm Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Chickens

McDonald’s, Tyson Foods Cutting Ties With Poultry Farm Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Chickens | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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McDonald’s and supplier Tyson Foods are promising to stop working with a Tennessee chicken farm after an animal rights group released images from hidden cameras showing alleged mistreatment of the birds.
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Lammy and Khan commit to divestment if elected as London mayor

Lammy and Khan commit to divestment if elected as London mayor | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Labour MPs say they will ditch Boris Johnson’s policy and pull out City Hall’s £4.8bn pension fund from oil, coal and gas companies Boris Johnson has come under increased pressure to move the capital’s finances of out fossil fuels, as Labour...
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Here's How Artificial Leaves Could Produce Zero-Emissions Fuel

VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here.
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In Photos: Living Without Access to Clean Water on the Navajo Nation

More than 10,000 people in the Navajo Nation — which includes parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado — live without regular access to clean drinking water.
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Lack of Rain Isn't the Only Story Behind the West's Brutal Drought | WIRED

Lack of Rain Isn't the Only Story Behind the West's Brutal Drought | WIRED | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

This weekend’s impending storm notwithstanding, 2015 is already looking like another bad year for the parched West. One rainstorm won’t change the fact that nobody’s getting enough rain or snow. But the region’s problems only begin with its mutant water cycle. The real dramas come from the difficulty in managing what water remains. From the tension between big ag and big oil to the irony of low precipitation in Oregon, here are five stories to watch while you’re waiting for rain.

 

 


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This Kentucky coal mining town wants Republicans to stop blocking Obama's aid plan

This Kentucky coal mining town wants Republicans to stop blocking Obama's aid plan | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it

Coal companies are going bankrupt right and left, struggling to renege on their pension promises to those who have given their lives to mines. Legislators from Appalachian coal states, led by Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, have offered nothing but fruitless opposition.


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A Healthy Alternative to Traditional Nachos: Zucchini Nachos!

A Healthy Alternative to Traditional Nachos: Zucchini Nachos! | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
One of the most exciting aspects of my job is learning from my clients. One of them recently inspired me to try zucchini nachos. This was definitely an "aha moment" at the office. I thought, what an incredibly nutritious nacho idea--brilliant!
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Yes, this is delicious and low calories, no fired corn chips.
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Thousands of dead fish appear on Tianjin river week after deadly blasts

Thousands of dead fish appear on Tianjin river week after deadly blasts | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
The huge die-off of fish was found about four miles from the chemical explosions site in the coastal Chinese port city.
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Josephine County Tells Biotech: Harvest or Destroy GMOs by September 4, 2015

Josephine County Tells Biotech: Harvest or Destroy GMOs by September 4, 2015 | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Monsanto has been warned, and Syngenta already moved their operations outside the county. Notice was given by Josephine County, Oregon that citizens are very serious about the GMO ban (Measure 17-58) that was passed last year.
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Russia Has Banned ALL GMO's: Now It'll Be Worlds Cleanest Food Supply

Russia Has Banned ALL GMO's: Now It'll Be Worlds Cleanest Food Supply | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich Announced | NEON NETTLE - Music, Entertainment and Alternative News.
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Get It Growing: Organic pesticides - Are they safe to use?

Get It Growing: Organic pesticides - Are they safe to use? | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Is an organic pesticide “safe” to use? Whether organic or synthetic, pesticides kill pests. If used improperly, both organic and synthetic pesticides can be harmful to pets, humans, other animals and non-target plants.

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Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, August 27, 10:16 AM

the widespread idea that something natural is good is put in the wrong again. The main purpose of pesticides is to kill pests and they first have to be used properly. Many poisons are naturals.

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USGS Release: Trends in River Pesticide Levels Echo Pesticide Use

USGS Release: Trends in River Pesticide Levels Echo Pesticide Use | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Trends in pesticide concentrations in 38 major rivers in the U.S. during 1992-2010 reflect large-scale trends in pesticide use and regulatory changes, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. 

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Replacing Pesticides With Genetics

Replacing Pesticides With Genetics | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scientists have genetically modified thousands of diamondback moths, infusing the farm pests with DNA designed to kill female larvae.

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Regulators Halt Alleged Energy Drink Pyramid Scheme That Targeted College Students, Other Young Adults

Regulators Halt Alleged Energy Drink Pyramid Scheme That Targeted College Students, Other Young Adults | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Federal regulators continued their crackdown on supposedly deceptive dietary supplement companies this week by temporarily shutting down an Arizona-based company that allegedly ran a pyramid scheme promising college students they would rake in the...
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Hurricane Wind Power Generator Residential Wind Turbine Reviews How to Rate a Turbine - YouTube

Hurricane Wind Generator Residential Wind Turbine Reviews How to Rate a Turbine http://www.hurricanewindpower.com/wind-generators http://www.hurricanewindpow...

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How America's Legal Weed Is Changing the Black Market and Influencing Mexican Cartels

Drive an hour east of Portland, Oregon, through the stunning Columbia River gorge, and you'll arrive in the idyllic town of Hood River.
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Gulf of Mexico can 'self-deep-clean'

Gulf of Mexico can 'self-deep-clean' | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Scientists reveal new insights into how the Gulf of Mexico's natural processes degraded oil-related compounds after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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New details have emerged about "self-cleaning" effects in the Gulf of Mexico witnessed in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Researchers reporting at the American Chemical Society conference revealed details of a cascade of micro-organisms that spring into action to degrade oil.

Research has also outlined how chemical "dispersants" used in clean-up efforts actually frustrate these processes.

However, the long-term effects of the weeks of oil exposure remain unknown.

And concern was expressed about the ultimate resilience of the Gulf.

Terry Hazen of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been studying oil-degrading microbes in greater and greater detail since the disaster, even discovering some that had never been seen before.

They can break down the long-chain carbon-based "alkane" molecules present in oil - and in isolated conditions will even move towards oil.

"They're really oil-seeking missiles," he told the meeting.


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Improved but Not Always Safe: Despite Global Efforts, More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water: Scientific American

Improved but Not Always Safe: Despite Global Efforts, More Than 1 Billion People Likely at Risk for Lack of Clean Water: Scientific American | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
U.N.Development Goals for better drinking water have already been reached, but a closer look shows that the measures fail to truly account for the lack of access to safe water...

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Increasing soil fertility with chickens in field rotations

Increasing soil fertility with chickens in field rotations | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
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John Kenny of Big Train Farm in Cranston, RI uses a four-step process to prepare his fields for planting. After a cash crop is finished, his 100 Black Australorp chickens clean up any crop residue.
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Nothing beats natural food: Farmers revert to non-GMO yields - Times Gazette

Nothing beats natural food: Farmers revert to non-GMO yields - Times Gazette | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Advocates say genetically modified (GM) foods allow farmers to produce more with fewer chemicals that means a cleaner environment and cheaper groceries
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Climate change soon could push Earth's boreal forests to 'tipping point'

Climate change soon could push Earth's boreal forests to 'tipping point' | GMOs & FOOD, WATER & SOIL MATTERS | Scoop.it
Boreal forests make up about 30 percent of the planet’s total forest area. Ecosystem scholars say that they are being threatened by warmer temperatures brought on by climate change.
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