The News Review:
- Water-to-urine space station unit finally working
- Pass law to cut delta water use panel says
- J-Power Marubeni Sign China Water Power Plant Deals (Update1)
- Cholera crisis “tip of iceberg” for Zimbabwe: UN
- Water Supply May Be Affected By Low Levels At Thurmond Lake
- A caustic look at what’s in the water
- Gas drilling company files for permit to draw water from Delaware …
Water-to-urine space station unit finally working
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The decision paid off. Endeavour will depart on Friday with a half dozen quart-size samples of water reclaimed from combinations of urine perspiration and other humidity collected from the station’s air supply. The fluid samples will be tested in NASA laboratories to verify the accuracy of a water treatment analyzer aboard the space station. The space agency plans at least three months of recovery operations and testing before it declares the water safe enough to drink. Meanwhile Mission Control carried out a three-hour test of the repairs to the station’s solar power network carried out by Endeavour’s astronauts. During four outings outside the space station the astronauts cleaned and lubricated rotational mechanisms that turn the solar panels on opposite ends of the station.
Pass law to cut delta water use panel says
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tmpl –>Over the next two years California should pass laws cutting water consumption by 20 percent shore up strategic levees study new reservoirs and pass Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s $9 billion-plus water bond according to a set of preliminary recommendations released Wednesday by a Cabinet-level panel. tmpl –> Images.
J-Power Marubeni Sign China Water Power Plant Deals (Update1)
the official name of J-Power will offer technology to China Power InternationalDevelopment Ltd. to increase fuel efficiency at coal-firedthermal generators a document prepared by Japan?strade ministry and China?s National Development and ReformCommission shows. Japanese companies faced with a shrinking population andstagnating demand at home are seeking to tap China?s appetitefor improved water supply and more efficient power production. Today?s meeting is the third China-Japan environment forum since2006 reflecting improved ties since Prime Minister. Marubeni a Japanese trading house and JGC agreed with aChinese partner to tackle water pollution at dams in China andease water shortages according to the document.
Cholera crisis “tip of iceberg” for Zimbabwe: UN
“The situation in hospitals is catastrophic” ICRC President Jakob Kellenberger told Reuters. Zimbabwe’s inflation is more than 230 million percent. Its economic crisis has caused many public hospitals to close and most towns suffer from only intermittent water supplies broken sewers and uncollected garbage. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that 9463 people in Zimbabwe have been infected by cholera in the latest outbreak and that 389 have died. Cholera spreads through contaminated water used in drinking and food preparation and poor hygiene.
Water Supply May Be Affected By Low Levels At Thurmond Lake
Thatrsquo;s because their water supply may be cut. Count on our Fraendy Clervaud for the details.
A caustic look at what’s in the water
Director Irena Salina spent more than four years assembling this fascinating look at the way water is distributed and in some cases shamefully withheld from those who desperately need it. Yes it’s agitprop but Salina’s method of muckraking takes such a commonsense and entertaining approach that you’re likely to find yourself convinced and ready to demand action long before the film ends. Opening with an elegantly rendered monologue that compares the world’s oceans and streams with our own circulatory systems Salina builds a convincing argument for thinking of water as a universal resource like air and sunshine on which no single entity should lay claim. It’s a powerful and poetically expressed position that lingers in the mind as she methodically lays out her case against the corporate fat cats she blames for the misery endured by a huge section of the global population.
Gas drilling company files for permit to draw water from Delaware …
The newspaper also reports Chesapeake applied recently to drill five horizontal gas wells near Hancock. Drilling in the vast Marcellus shale formation has raised environmental concerns particularly about the volume of water that’s taken and then contaminated by the drilling process. New York City officials concerned about the city’s upstate water supply have urged state environmental officials to be cautious about any drilling. The Delaware River commission isn’t expected to decide on Chesapeake’s request until next summer or fall. Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published broadcast rewritten or redistributed.
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