Mini-Me: 100,000 Wells About to Go Dry

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Who?  Mini-Me?

Who? Mini-Me?

Huh?

100,000 Wells About to Go Dry: NASA Finds California Drought Removing 4 Trillion Gallons of Water Each Year

As of October 4, the State of California had entered its 4th year of a raging drought that shows no sign of abating. A drought that a growing number of studies are linking to human-caused climate change. A drought that appears to be readying to level a terrible blow at residents, communities and farmers living in the increasingly dessicated Central Valley region.

State reservoirs, despite ever-heightening restrictions on water use, were 43 percent lower than is typical for this time of year. And the state’s largest reservoir — Lake Oroville — had declined to 30% of capacity by early October (record lowest level is 27 percent capacity set in 1977).

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Oct 7

SchwartzReport: Micro-Plastics Invade Water and Food — Major Emergent Threat to Human Health & All Systems Dependent on Water Flow

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Once again we see in this report, the latest on the Plastic Waste Trend SR has been following for some years, what wretched excess uncontrolled by any shred of common sense is doing to the Earth. What is becoming clearer year by year is that the micro-particles of plastic produced by the world ocean’s constant agitation of this plastic waste is finding its way into the food chain, and our bodies.

Plastics, Plastics Everywhere — Even In Our Drinks

The world’s oceans and seas are quickly turning into vast garbage dumps, with plastics representing an increasingly large portion of the debris that’s finding its way into marine life and even human food supplies.

Carmen Russell-Sluchansky

Mint Press News, 3 October 2014

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Oct 6

Yoda: California Goes Dry…

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Irresponsible, government is….

Not One Drop: How Long Will California Survive Life Without Water?

Tony Dokoupil

NBC News,

EXTRACTS

As the California drought approaches its fourth year, Seville’s well is one of hundreds of private water holes coughing up sand and spitting air in the Central Valley, according to Tulare County officials. As many as 100,000 more wells are at risk around the state if the rains don’t come by October.

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“To shower, I use a cup, just like when I was in ‘Nam,” he said, stepping away from a stream of glistening neighbors, most of them just back from the fields. Some had dust on their ear lobes and deep in their wrinkles. None had a simple way to shower in town that night. “We’re living in a third world country now,” he continued.

. . . . . . .

“Everything was so nice,” admitted Maria. But not anymore. “California is going dry.”

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Phi Beta Iota: All of this was understood by Jimmy Carter and his most professional civil servants. Also understood was that he would be assassinated if he tried to do anyting in relation to controlling energy and water use in the public interest and against special interests. We are entering an era in which portions of the USA are going to die and create internal displaced persons. While it is not too late to avert massive national catastrophe on multiple policy fronts, the government lacks both integrity in its electoral and governance systems, and integrity in intelligence (decision-support). Hence, the next decade for the USA is likely to be very grim.

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Sep 13

SchwartzReport: BP Gulf Spill “Gross Negligence” – $18 Billion Fine? Does Corporate Accountability Begin Now?

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Here is some excellent news about the Gulf oil spill. A major court decision has seriously placed the blame and responsibility where it belongs. And the court also made it clear what it thinks about BP, Transocean, and Halliburton ethics and behavior.

‘Worst Case’ BP Ruling on Gulf Spill Means Billions More in Penalties
MARGARET CRONIN FISK, LAUREL BRUBAKER CALKINS and JEF FEELEY – Bloomberg

BP Plc acted with gross negligence in setting off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a federal judge ruled, handing down a long-awaited decision that may force the energy company to pay billions of dollars more for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.

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Sep 5

SchwartzReport: Top 12 Ecologicially Sustainable Countries

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Because we are controlled by carbon interests we rank 33rd on the Environmental Performance Index. Other countries not as encumbered have already begun to move to sustainability. In the coming decades they are going to prosper, we are going to suffer increasing decline until we change our social policies to reflect well as the first priority.

12 Ecologically Sustainable Countries and Why They Should Be Admired
JODIE GUMMOW

LIST ONLY:

1. Iceland   .   2. Switzerland   .   3. Costa Rica   .   4. Sweden   .   5. Luxembourg   .   6. Germany   .   7. Cuba   .   8. Colombia   .   9. Singapore   .   10. France   .   11. Norway   .   12. Finland

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Sep 1

Berto Jongman: Places Where You Cannot Drink the Water

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Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

The Centers for Disease Control has opinions on which countries’ drinking water is safe, and 5thEye has mapped their advice:.

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Aug 15

Yoda: Tolodo Water Toxins

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Water in Toledo found to contain toxin; emergency declared

With 600,000 people at the west end of Lake Erie advised Saturday not to drink their tap water due to the presence of a toxin, experts here said water remains safe.

“There’s no cause for alarm here,” said Paul Whittam, director of water quality services at the Erie County Water Authority. “Water quality is excellent on this end of the lake.”

Water at a Toledo, Ohio, treatment plant has tested positive for microcystin, a toxin known to cause liver and kidney damage, leaving thousands of Ohio residents without water and prompting a state of emergency Saturday.

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Aug 7