User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: Resource Management :: Irrigation
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Longview man forgiven $5,000 water bill blames illegal pipes 27.4.2015 AP Washington
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- The city of Longview has forgiven a man's $5,000 water bill after determining that someone had tapped into his pipes....
Taking a New Look at Hydropower 27.4.2015 Green on
Climate change is happening - and we are (largely) done denying it. President Obama enforced this in his 2015 State of the Union address, stating that "no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." Despite lawmakers in the state of Florida burying their heads in the sand to avoid it, the ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising. At this point, we are completely reliant on our abuse of natural resources, and disentangling our lifestyles and industries from environmental damage is not on the immediate horizon. But now, in 2015, we can finally envision a world where we will no longer have to rely on energy sources that damage the environment. In the U.S., coal, natural gas, and crude oil are the leaders in energy production. There is good news in all these sectors this year - "clean coal" has been developed to contain carbon emissions, natural gas in shale fracking is allowing reshoring of our energy supplies, and crude oil imports have, for the first time in ...
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Import our water from wetter climes? It's a pipe dream 27.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
If it only were this simple: Build a pipeline to Seattle and solve California's water problems.
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Minneapolis waterworks shop a blast from the past 25.4.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Blacksmith plies his trade in cramped quarters as city leaders try to find new space in south Minneapolis.
California Drought and the Avocado Estates 25.4.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ed Osann, Senior Policy Analyst, Santa Monica: Photo: Santa Fe Irrigation District in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Courtesy MapQuest California regulators are moving with commendable speed to implement Governor Brown's latest Executive Order directing a 25% reduction in urban water use. A first and second version of...
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Volunteers help Portland radio station restore vinyl record collection damaged by burst pipe 24.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
11-Ton 'Fatberg' Made Of Wet Wipes And Fat Breaks London Sewer 23.4.2015 Green on
An 11-ton mass made up of congealed fat, wet wipes, and household waste broke a pipe in a west London sewer Tuesday. The sheer weight of the glob, commonly called a "fatberg," broke the 1940s-era pipe, causing £400,000 (600,920 USD) worth of damage that will take around two months to repair, The Independent reported. Fatbergs form when people dump fats or cooking oils down the drain or flush solid trash like wet wipes down the toilet. Fats that solidify at room temperature -- like bacon grease, for example -- block pipes once they cool down. Municipal authorities say the problem is getting worse, in part because more people are using wet wipes as toilet paper. Unlike toilet paper, wipes do not break down easily after they get flushed. "Wet wipes are particularly nasty when people flush them down the toilets," a spokesman for the utility company Thames Water told the Independent on Tuesday. "When all these things come together in our sewers, wet wipes stick to fat and anything that is flushed down ...
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Police fire on Peruvian farmers protesting open-pit copper mine, killing 1 and wounding 12 23.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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11 Ways to Meet California's New Water Cutbacks 22.4.2015 Green on
By Kathleen Brenzel Photography by George Olson Governor Brown's call for mandatory water cutbacks for all Californians has a lot of us wondering what more we can do to save water , especially outdoors. And how can we get our gardens through the worst drought in our history? Here's a strategy. photography by Thomas J. Story Save established trees first. They're costly to replace and have the greatest impact on your landscape. (Ash, birch, poplar, Coast redwood, magnolia and Japanese maple are often the first trees to show signs of drought stress). Give the trees a deep irrigation within the next two months so they'll be better equipped to withstand drought. Coil soaker hoses around the plants at and inside the drip line, let them moisten the soil 18 to 24 inches down. Monitor shallow-rooted shrubs. On azaleas, rhododendrons and young camellias, watch for wilting or drooping new growth. Build basins around them (make sure the water won't pool against the trunks), and give them a deep soak this month. Stop ...
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Pipe Dreams: Spinning Water Into Watts 21.4.2015 Green on
By Don Willlmott When it comes to pushing lots of water through lots of pipes over long distances, nothing works better than old-fashioned gravity, something the Romans figured out and carved into stone more than 2,000 years ago. Might there be a way to tap into those rushing underground rivers and generate some sustainable hydroelectric power without slowing down the streams? To find out, you have to go beneath the streets of Portland, Oregon, where an innovative startup is adding turbine-equipped pipes to the city's water system and providing power to Portland General Electric. Lucid Energy's LucidPipe technology captures energy from fast-moving water inside of 24-inch to 96-inch gravity-fed pipe­lines, with no impact on their flow or operation. Each egg beater-like turbine spins to produce up to 100 kilowatts of constant renewable electricity, and multiple units can be installed into a single pipeline for a system that the company claims can generate more than a megawatt of electricity. The faster the ...
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State water board issues revised drought regulations for Californians 19.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
In response to numerous complaints, state regulators Saturday issued a revised plan for California's first-ever mandatory water cuts, emphasizing the need for urgent action as summer looms.
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Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed 17.4.2015 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows....
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Report: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed 16.4.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government report shows smoking by teens hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes ...
The Drought Isn’t California’s Only Water Problem 16.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
If you really want to understand California's drought, you need to stop worrying about tree nuts and start learning about the ...
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L.A. pushes to use shower, bathwater to combat drought 15.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Faced with a worsening drought, there is a new push to allow Los Angeles residents to better harness leftover water from daily showers, dish washing and laundry.
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Seattle: damaged downtown water pipe must be replaced 14.4.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The director of the Seattle Public Utilities department says crews will soon start digging up Western Avenue in downtown Seattle to replace a quarter mile of 20-inch-diameter water pipe damaged last fall in the Pioneer Square neighborhood....
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Drought or not, water has long reigned in the Imperial Valley 12.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Homeowner association manager controls choice of contractors 12.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Question: Our homeowner association manager keeps hiring the same contractors over and over again. She's an expert at creating delays to get what she wants and has some sort of special relationship with these contractors. She makes things up like stating, "Per board protocol, directors do not...
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Vikings stadium roof will get snow melt system designed by Uponor 12.4.2015 Star Tribune: Business
Uponor designs snow melt system to prevent buildup (or collapse).
San Diego water officials protest proposed cutback rules 11.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
 San Diego County water officials are protesting the state water board's numerical formula for ordering local agencies to conserve water or face hefty fines.
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