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Water main break closes Beverly Hills road for 7 hours; L.A. pipes aging 26.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
Rome officials consider reinstalling floor of Colosseum 25.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
In a subterranean corridor of the Colosseum, a guide pointed to an innocuous-looking lead plate fixed to the floor.
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Drought revives 'forgotten art' at wineries: Farming without irrigation 23.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The gnarled zinfandel grapevines on Rich Czapleski's land have borne fruit for more than 100 years, producing dark, intense wines that exemplify the special growing conditions in this coveted winemaking region.
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'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help 22.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
The Imperial Irrigation District has sent a plea to a state water board to help avert a "looming environmental and public health crisis" at the Salton Sea.
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Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters 21.11.2014 Health
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain. Thanksgiving means turkey dinners, family gatherings and football. For household drains and aging sewers across the United States, it means a lot of grease going down the pipes - and into the sewers. For some harried cooks, the simplest way to get rid of fat from turkeys, bacon and roasts is down the kitchen drain. There it congeals, clogging the pipe and trapping food scraps until the only solution is to call the plumber. ...
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Water pipeline elicits questions 19.11.2014 Durango Herald
Curiosity more than concern apparently drew about 70 people to a meeting Tuesday to learn about the environmental impacts of a pipeline to supply potable water to the far southwest corner of La Plata County.Scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m., the meeting started at 6:15 p.m. because the room at the Durango Community Recreation Center had to be...
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Kinder Morgan needs OK for project 19.11.2014 Durango Herald
A major expansion project by Kinder Morgan west of Pleasant View needs approvals from the Dolores Water Conservancy District and the Bureau of Reclamation.The Cow Canyon project envisions 14 additional carbon-dioxide wells and associated pipelines, cluster stations, and power lines.But at a Water Conservancy meeting earlier...
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WGN radio knocked off air when pipes burst at Tribune Tower 18.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Burst pipes at Tribune Tower knocked WGN-AM 720 off the air for 20 minutes during the 6 a.m. hour of the Steve Cochran ...
City water finally reaching out to Palo Verde 18.11.2014 Durango Herald
Construction of a water main to serve the Palo Verde subdivision wrapped up Friday, bringing the area closer to the water service it has sought since 2004.Nearing the end of a decade-long effort is “unbelievable” for J.D. Feuquay, the president of the Palo Verde Homeowners Association.“It took a long time...
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15 of the world's most spectacular fountains 17.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Not content to simply swim in it, fill balloons with it, shoot it at bystanders during massive water fights or mix it with whiskey, people never cease to find amazing ways to make water even more incredible than it already is.
Cold blamed for 2 Spokane water main breaks 14.11.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Sudden cold temperatures are blamed for two water main breaks that had repair crews working Thursday night in Spokane....
Report Estimates 2010 US Water Consumption is Lowest in Decades 13.11.2014 Environmental News Network
While it may seem that the US is one of the worst culprits when it comes to wasting resources, according to the US Geological Survey, our water consumption is improving. Water use in the United States in 2010 was estimated to be about 355 billion gallons per day (Bgal/d), which was 13 percent less than in 2005. Better yet, 2010 marks the lowest level of water use in the US since before 1970!
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Imagine Your Water Bill Shooting Up to $4,000: Inside One of Detroit's Biggest Crises 13.11.2014 Truthout.com
Ricardo Russell’s monthly water bill averaged around $60 at his home on Detroit's west side. Then in January he opened an envelope from the Detroit Water Department claiming he had used $2,000 worth of water—in one month. Russell, 37, went down to the city's water department to ask a representative why his December bill was so high. “The lady thought I owned a business or something,” he told me during one Saturday morning in midtown Detroit in late October. “She asked, ‘Did the business go up?' And I said, ‘It’s a residential street, it’s a residential house. It’s only me there. There’s nothing abnormal going on.’” The city representative said she would send someone out to Russell’s home. Meanwhile, Russell cut off water access in every location in the house, except for the bathroom. The February bill dropped down to $1,150, still well above the $60 Russell normally pays. When a technician visited Russell’s home, he said there was an issue with the meter and replaced it. Russell went back to the water ...
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Kenyan farmers profit from the sun to water crops 12.11.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Portia Crowe NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For subsistence farmers in rain-scarce Kenya, drip irrigation can mean the difference between hand-to-mouth survival and being able to grow an agricultural business like Alice Migwi's. She now has three full-time employees, an expanding plot of land, and enough surplus produce to sell to restaurants and hotels after harvest. "A drip system is perhaps the best way to manage your watering," said Migwi, a 38-year-old farmer-turned-entrepreneur. "And when it's solar-powered, it's even better. ...
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Water-saving Technology for Rice Farms Introduced 10.11.2014 Environmental News Network
Agriculture experts say application of alternate wetting and drying (AWD) technology in Vietnam’s rice farms, one of South-East Asia’s largest rice-producing countries, holds great promise in cutting water use and greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation without sacrificing yield output. Vietnam along with Bangladesh and Colombia recently partnered with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to introduce the large-scale application of AWD, also known as controlled irrigation in which farmers periodically drain rice paddies rather than keeping them perpetually flooded.
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Flushing wipes a big drain for homeowners, cities 10.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
About three weeks ago, Frances Quintana's downstairs tenant on Lima Street noticed water was backing up from his toilet. A plumber came, ran a snake and said the problem was fixed.
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Nigeria to borrow $945 mln for irrigation, drainage projects 7.11.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's government will take loans of $945 million from the International Development Association, an arm of the World Bank, to improve irrigation farming and flood prevention, its Junior Minister of Finance said on Thursday. Bashir Yuguda said in a statement that $495 million of the amount will be used for the irrigation project in three northern states of Zamfara, Sokoto and Kano, while $200 million will be used for drainage system in southwestern state of Ibadan. ...
L.A. identifies riskiest pipes in aging water system 7.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
As Los Angeles struggles to fix its decrepit water system, officials are most concerned about 400 miles of pipes that they say pose the greatest risk of breaking and causing major property damage.
More than 40% of Los Angeles water pipes graded 'C' or worse 7.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Water Risks Threaten Billions in U.S. Electric Sales, Farm Products 6.11.2014 WRI Stories
This piece was co-written with Cyrus Lotfipour, a senior analyst at MSCI ESG Research . Food production and power generation are two of the thirstiest businesses in the United States, accounting for more than 80 percent of U.S. water withdrawals. And because electric power plants and other water-intensive industries are often located in areas with thousands of acres of irrigated agriculture, there’s a clear potential for conflict. Water stress – high competition for limited supply – in those areas could have serious consequences for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the world. Water for Industry and Agriculture A new report, Corn or Current? The Agro-Industrial Water Conflict , shows where conflicts between industry and agriculture for limited water supplies could be most severe. MSCI ESG Research, a leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) screening, analysis and ratings, used data from WRI’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas to evaluate agro-industrial water ...
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