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Tired of waiting for solar energy? Make your own. 3.5.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. I got fed up waiting for solar energy to show up, so I made my own. You can see it in the photo. Works like a charm. If a half-baked handyman like myself can get this going, that should tell you something. First, about solar. Last year the world invested more in it than in coal and gas-fired electricity combined. The big players -- the U.S. and China -- are doubling and tripling their installations within a year or two. Ralph Surette was fed up waiting for solar energy to show up, so he made his own. Read on to learn how you can do it ...
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How to plan a bathroom remodel 3.5.2016 Washington Post
How to plan a bathroom remodel
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Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel 3.5.2016 AP Top News
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone....
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Smart irrigation valve adds connectivity and automation to any hose 30.4.2016 TreeHugger
Zilker aims to bring smarter watering, and less wasted water, to more yards, without adding a costly sprinkler system.
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Americans Are As Worried About Bad Water As Heroin 30.4.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Contaminated drinking water ranks behind only cancer and heroin abuse as a serious health problem facing the U.S., according to a new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The poll asked whether people considered a range of health problems "extremely serious." Thirty-five percent felt that way about contaminated drinking water, the same percentage as for heroin abuse.  The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has focused national attention on the problem of aging water systems with crumbling pipes that deposit lead in people's drinking water.  In Flint, the pipes crumbled extra quickly after the city started pumping water from the Flint River in April of 2014. Contrary to regulatory requirements, state regulators told city officials not to treat the water with anti-corrosion chemicals designed to reduce the amount of lead that leaches from pipes into the water. Research eventually showed higher blood lead levels in Flint children following the water switch. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) ...
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Navajo irrigation canals reopen 29.4.2016 Durango Herald
SHIPROCK, N.M. – Flushing of the irrigation canals that serve Navajo farmers in northwestern New Mexico is underway as officials work to deliver water for the first time in months.The canals that serve tribal chapters along the San Juan River were closed last year in response to the Gold King Mine spill in southern...
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Plant Some Connected Tech In Your Garden This Spring 26.4.2016 Wired Top Stories
Plant Some Connected Tech In Your Garden This Spring
This is 2016, and in 2016 everyone puts chips in things. This planting season, let technology keep watch over your home garden. The post Plant Some Connected Tech In Your Garden This Spring appeared first on WIRED.
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Flint and America's Corroded Trust 26.4.2016 Mother Jones
It's been the subject of protests and debates, but if anything is improving in Flint, Michigan, it's hard for any of us on the ground to see. One of the city's lead pipes has been replaced for the benefit of the press, but more than 8,000 additional service lines are likely corroded and still leaching toxic lead. It took a mom , a pediatrician, and a professor in Virginia to discover Flint's children were being poisoned. It took cable television to get the nation to give a damn. Sabrina Hernandez bathes her granddaughter, Hazel, with bottled water. And that's not all. An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed at least 9 people and infected 87 others over the last two years. The state knew. The city knew. The county knew. The federal government knew. But the public was never told. Legionella bacteria may still be in pipes and hot-water heaters, waiting for warm weather to spawn. People are frightened in this hardscrabble town of 99,000 about an hour's drive north of Detroit. And still, the ...
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High levels of lead found in water at 2 Tacoma schools 26.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

While two Tacoma elementary schools were found to have high levels of lead in the water, Seattle officials continue to say the city’s drinking water is safe.
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Two Years of Tragedy in Flint 25.4.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Rhea Suh

The water in Flint, Michigan, is still unsafe to drink — two years after the crisis was set in motion. Badly needed federal assistance has been marooned by a handful of congressional Republicans.

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How to find a water leak in your home 25.4.2016 Washington Post
How to find a water leak in your home
Moench: Legislature dawdles while our children absorb lead and other toxins 23.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
While Utahns can be relieved to not be drinking the water in Flint, Mich., Emma Penrod’s Tribune report April 17 did not evoke confidence that our public schools are paying much attention to lead pipes. Despite strong evidence that should be peeling back our complacency, so far no one else in Utah is paying much attention, either — to lead, or to the many other well known neurotoxins our children are exposed to. A national investigation found 2,000 water systems in all 50 states, including Utah,...
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It’s the pipes, not the water supply, that prompt lead concerns in Seattle 23.4.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Seattle Public Utilities suggests customers flush pipes before drinking just in case. But instead of wasting water down the drain, you can flush the toilet, take a shower, or water the plants to get the water moving in pipes.
Colorado Springs approves $460 million deal to clean fouled creek 22.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Pueblo County leaders have heard from residents who mostly favored a deal that would commit Colorado Springs to spend $460 million cleaning Fountain ...
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SPU: just in case, run water for two minutes; lead found in older Tacoma homes 22.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Seattle is urging people to run their water for two minutes before they use it, after high levels of lead were found in four older Tacoma houses.
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Colorado taps more dirty and recycled water to meet growing demand 22.4.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The rising western thirst for water is driving a push in Colorado, home of pristine mountain snowfields, to do more with dirty H2O.
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Proposed water bill to replace lead pipes, boost Iron Range economy 21.4.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Sen. Al Franken says the bill would regulate testing to prevent lead from going into drinking water.
Lead-Laced Water In Flint: A Step-By-Step Look At The Makings Of A Crisis 21.4.2016 NPR News
Lead seepage into the drinking water in Flint, Mich., has causing a major public health crisis and prompted President Obama to declare a federal state of emergency. This is how it unfolded.
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3 officials charged in Flint water crisis; more arrests seen 21.4.2016 AP Business
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The Flint water crisis became a criminal case Wednesday when two state regulators and a city employee were charged with official misconduct, evidence-tampering and other offenses over the lead contamination that alarmed the country and brought cries of racism....
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The Latest: Michigan AG: Charged officials 'failed' families 20.4.2016 AP National
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Latest on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan (all times local):...
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