While the Children in Flint Were Given Poisoned Water to Drink, General Motors Was Given a Special Hookup to the Clean Water: Shortly after Gov. Snyder removed Flint from the clean fresh water, GM complained to him that the Flint River water caused their car parts to corrode when washed on the assembly line. The governor jumped through hoops and quietly spent $440,000 to hook GM back up to the Lake Huron water, while keeping the rest of Flint on the river water. While the children in Flint were drinking lead-filled water, only the GM factory was receiving clean water.
While all eyes are on human numbers, it’s the rise in farm animals that is laying the planet waste
Human numbers are rising at roughly 1.2% a year, while livestock numbers are rising at around 2.4% a year. By 2050 the world’s living systems will have to support about 120m tonnes of extra humans, and 400m tonnes of extra farm animals.
The groundwater map is based on 40,000 groundwater models comprising data from nearly a million watersheds.
Their findings, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, suggest the planet holds 23 million cubic kilometers of total groundwater — roughly 5.5 million cubic miles. Only six percent of that water will be replenished over the next fifty years. In other words, most of Earth’s hidden groundwater reserves are nonrenewable.
A new, less complicated method of purifying water of salt and contaminants… could become very useful.
Now a team at MIT has come up with an innovative approach that, unlike most traditional desalination systems, does not separate ions or water molecules with filters, which can become clogged, or boiling, which consumes great amounts of energy.