Method has promise for breaking down the forever” PFAS chemicals now in most U.S. drinking water

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/18/pfas-forever-chemicals-new-method-decompose-drinking-water New method to break down ‘forever chemicals’ shows promise, study says The toxic chemicals, PFAS, are now thought to be contaminating drinking water supplies for over 200 million Americans Forever chemicals have been detected in the Arctic, found in rain throughout the globe, and are estimated to be in 98% of Americans’ blood. Photograph: Nicholas.T … Continue reading Method has promise for breaking down the forever” PFAS chemicals now in most U.S. drinking water

Rainwater everywhere on earth is unsafe to drink due to forever chemicals

https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/08/04/rainwater-everywhere-on-earth-unsafe-to-drink-due-to-forever-chemicals-study-finds Rainwater everywhere on Earth unsafe to drink due to ‘forever chemicals’, study finds Rainwater was found to contain unsafe levels of forever chemicals.   -   Copyright  Pexels By Rosie Frost  •  Updated: 14/08/2022 Rainwater almost everywhere on Earth has unsafe levels of ‘forever chemicals’, according to new research. Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of human-made chemicals that don’t … Continue reading Rainwater everywhere on earth is unsafe to drink due to forever chemicals

1922 miscalculation drained the Colorado River by ignoring times of drought

https://www.vox.com/2022/9/23/23357093/colorado-river-drought-cuts How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River An epic drought in the West is drying up the river. But that’s only part of the story. By Benji Jones@BenjiSJones  Sep 23, 2022, 8:00am EDT The Colorado River at Horseshoe Bend in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on June 8, near Page, Arizona.  By now, you … Continue reading 1922 miscalculation drained the Colorado River by ignoring times of drought

More details about the major changes being forced by a reduced flow in the Colorado River

for views from space: https://apple.news/AfQNkbWZmShGku3V1VYlJpA https://apple.news/ATIkmxXrtTte6NK0LQ3tPAA to see the charts in the article below Water trickles through an area of Lake Powell on March 27, 2022, that used to be underwater. As severe drought grips parts of the western United States, water levels at Lake Powell dropped to their lowest level since the lake was … Continue reading More details about the major changes being forced by a reduced flow in the Colorado River

Traffic congestion charge would boost air quality in NYC says study

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/10/new-york-city-traffic-congestion-charge Traffic congestion charge would boost air quality in New York City, study finds Charge of up to $23 a day would reduce number of cars entering Manhattan by 15-20%, assessment says Pedestrians cross Delancey Street as congested traffic from Brooklyn enters Manhattan over the Williamsburg Bridge. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP Reuters in New YorkWed 10 Aug 2022 16.10 EDT … Continue reading Traffic congestion charge would boost air quality in NYC says study

With drought, it’s time to give up water-gulping non-essential crops

The point that's never hammered into our heads in this article is that it's time to stop using agriculture to feed livestock. We need to start eating the plants ourselves. If not now, in the very near future. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/12/colorado-drought-water-alfalfa-farmers-conservation ‘Water is our most precious resource’: alfalfa farmers asked to give up crop amid megadrought in … Continue reading With drought, it’s time to give up water-gulping non-essential crops

The mysterious “milky sea” — an amazing phenomenon

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/06/milky-seas-effect-ocean-bioluminescence/661384/ I Witnessed One of the Ocean’s Rarest Phenomena During a “milky sea,” trillions of bacteria make the ocean light up glow-stick green. By Sam Keck Scott [click thru for the photo of the phenomena] Merche Portu / Getty; The Atlantic JUNE 25, 2022 The sky was moonless and overcast, leaving no stars to steer by. … Continue reading The mysterious “milky sea” — an amazing phenomenon

Europe’s drought could signal the death of river cruising

http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/europe-drought-river-cruising/index.html Europe's drought could signal the death of river cruising Julia Buckley • Published 14th August 2022 (CNN) —  Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the pandemic-snarled water, Europe is having another cataclysmic summer. This time, it's not pandemic red tape, but what looks set to be the continent's worst drought in … Continue reading Europe’s drought could signal the death of river cruising

Finding and understanding monster hail

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/05/science/hail-weather-climate.html The Hunt for Big Hail Hailstones of record size are falling left and right, and hailstorm damage is growing. But there is surprisingly little research to explain why. A supercell thunderstorm threatening to engulf a barn near Imperial, Neb., in 2019. Almost all hail is created in supercells, or storms with updrafts of rising … Continue reading Finding and understanding monster hail

Ants may help farmers grow healthy crops better than pesticides

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/17/ants-can-beat-pesticides-helping-farmers-grow-healthy-crops-study-aoe Ants can be better than pesticides for growing healthy crops, study finds Harnessing natural insect power can, with proper management, have higher efficacy than resorting to harmful chemicals A tropical Ectatomma ant, one of the world’s 14,000 species, many of which can do the job of chemicals by killing pests that harm crops. Photograph: José … Continue reading Ants may help farmers grow healthy crops better than pesticides

Singapore craft beer uses recycled sewage to highlight water scarcity

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/01/singapore-craft-beer-newbrew-uses-recycled-sewage-highlight-water-scarcity? Singapore craft beer uses recycled sewage to highlight water scarcity Collaboration between national water agency and craft brewer described as ‘highly quaffable’ The brewery, Brewerkz, says the beer is suitable for Singapore’s tropical climate, with a smooth, toasted honey-like aftertaste. Photograph: Brewerkz Rebecca Ratcliffe Fri 1 Jul 2022 06.45 EDT It is a beer made … Continue reading Singapore craft beer uses recycled sewage to highlight water scarcity

Water wars coming to the suburbs

https://apple.news/AQbrcg-sMTUGgbc2Vrirvnw The Water Wars Come to the Suburbs A community near Scottsdale, Arizona, is running out of water. Amid the finger-pointing, the real question is: how many developments will be next? By Rachel Monroe for New Yorker magazine June 29, 2022 he best gossip you’re likely to hear in Rio Verde Foothills, Arizona, is about water. … Continue reading Water wars coming to the suburbs