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Op-Ed: North Charleston man facing federal charges over $.89 refill

North Charleston - A North Charleston man is now facing federal charges over an $0.89 drink refill. Christopher Lewis says he was not aware that refills at the VA Medical Center in North Charleston were not free.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

World faces 'water-energy' crisis: UN

Paris - Surging populations and economies in the developing world will cause a double crunch in demand for water and energy in the coming decades, the UN said Friday.In a report published on the eve of World Water Day, it said the cravings for clean water and ...
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

Radioactive Fukushima waters detected by Canada's coastlines

Radioactive cesium isotopes have been detected in the waters off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, although the levels detected are said to be below the permissible limits for drinking water.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Water filter made from sapwood provides amazing low-tech solution

Run out of drinking water during a lakeside camping trip? Then simply break off a branch from a pine tree, peel away the bark, and slowly pour lake water through the stick, according to a research team at MIT.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Water witches used in California to find water

Some California farmers have turned to water witches, or dowsers, in desperation to locate underground water throughout the state.
In the Media by Megan Morreale - 2 comments

Amazing bacterium turns water into ice (video)

A bacteria that turns water into ice?! Meet Pseudomonas syringae, a bacterium that causes disease in plants and helps make snow machines work.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Veolia predicts better times and shares surge

Paris - French water and waste services group Veolia reported a net loss of 2013 on Thursday but said it expected better times this year, sending its shares surging.Veolia, a world leader in its sector, reported a net loss of 135 million euros ($184 million) a...
In the Media by Marc Preel (AFP)

Op-Ed: University of Toronto oil sands study excerpts, discussion Special

Scarborough - This is Part 2 of an Interview with Abha Parajulee about the study done with University of Toronto PhD supervisor Frank Wania that sheds light on emissions where oil sands production is occurring.
Digital Journal Report by Grace C. Visconti - 2 comments

Spanish supermarket offers free bread and water to customers

Every Tuesday for the whole of this year, customers will be queuing at 9 a.m. for the 200 free bottles of water and complementary bread on offer to Eroski supermarket customers in Carcaixent. They hope to help needy customers get by.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Brazil may face water shortages during World Cup, group says

Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, is on the verge of water rationing because of a severe drought and shortages are seen possible when the country hosts the World Cup soccer tourname
In the Media by Alberto Alerigi and Leonardo Goy (Reuters)
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Texas vs New Mexico Water Dispute, World Crisis Looming

B. McPherson Water, the Blue Gold, will become the next global flashpoint. Texas is confronting New Mexico in the...
Feb 19, 2013 by Barbara McPherson - 5 comments

Seven tips to reduce thirst

Thirst is the craving for liquids. The body works according to a specific mechanism for the balance of fluids. When...
Jan 26, 2013 by Abdulrazaq Al-jobori

Hospital water and contamination

Contamination of the hospital water supply with potentially pathogenic organisms is very common. A wide range of...
Nov 7, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Bamboo Bottle my favourite water bottle, even if it's a little heavy

I'm a water junkie. Friends who see me often rarely see me without a water bottle of some sort, and usually I carry...
Jan 3, 2012 in  Great Design by David Silverberg - 1 comment

NS Nature in the Fall

Old man winter is not here yet. The beauty of fall still bursting around us, though we might have to pause...
Nov 12, 2011 in  Give A Smile A Day by Sara Star - 7 comments
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