Ty Simpson: Governor of Michigan Gave GM a Special Water Hook-Up

Ty Simpson

Ty Simpson

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.

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Feb 9

Berto Jongman: The Real Terrorists Are…Farm Animals

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

There’s a population crisis all right. But probably not the one you think

While all eyes are on human numbers, it’s the rise in farm animals that is laying the planet waste

EXTRACT

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.

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Nov 20

Koko: Groundwater in Crisis as Snowpack Water Diminishes

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Koko

Study: Earth’s groundwater mapped, quantified

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.

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Nov 18

Sepp Hasslberger: Water Desalination with Shock Waves

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Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

A new, less complicated method of purifying water of salt and contaminants… could become very useful.

Research team invents efficient shockwave-based process for desalination of water

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.

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Nov 17