Water energy

Urban agriculture thrives in northeast Ohio but faces challenges

The idea of ​​urban agriculture is simple. Take vacant and unused urban land and turn it into something that gives back to the community. And while urban agriculture thrives in Northeast Ohio, farmers still face many challenges. Steve Larson, Director of Living urban farms, spreads mulch with a wheelbarrow to prevent weeds from growing around its planted crops. He slowly …

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Tommy Thompson undergoes surgery after waterskiing accident

Interim University of Wisconsin president Tommy Thompson underwent surgery Thursday morning following a water-skiing accident, according to a post on his Facebook page. The former governor, who is a few months away from his 80th birthday, said he needed to “reattach my biceps to the tendon”. UW System spokesman Mark Pitsch said Thursday morning that Thompson “was in a bit …

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Oil and gas drilling is getting dangerously close to our national parks

Millions of Americans are spending more time exploring the waters we fish in, the national parks we love, and the wild places near and far. The benefits of these activities are many and they bring to life the many local economies that depend on thriving outdoor recreation this year more than ever. At the same time, many of those same …

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Union Carbide faces retrial for water pollution

An attorney for the Courtland Company has filed a new complaint with the Charleston U.S. District Court for water pollution from an industrial landfill belonging to Union Carbide. In his fourth trial since 2018, Charleston attorney Michael Callaghan alleges Union Carbide operated the landfill from the 1950s to the 1980s and was not designed to contain toxic material. The site …

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Explanation: More severe storms test aging US offshore oil facilities

A satellite image shows an oil slick after Hurricane Ida near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, United States on August 31, 2021. NOAA / Handout via REUTERS HOUSTON, Sept. 7 (Reuters) – Stronger hurricanes threatening America’s Gulf of Mexico coast energy hub increase the risk of oil spills from damage to the region’s refineries, oil rigs and pipelines under -marines, according to …

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Ida’s stifling consequences: no energy, no water, no gasoline

New Orleans agents presented seven locations across the city. People could have a meal and sit in the air conditioning. Edwards said state agents were also working to organize locations to distribute meals, water and ice, but that would not start on Tuesday. The governor’s office also said discussions were underway about setting up cooling stations and locations where people …

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Flooding is causing basement backups and freeway closures in metro Detroit. Again

Residents of Brace Street in Detroit have grown accustomed to an infuriating routine this summer after a series of thunderstorms caused catastrophic flooding in the Detroit metro area. The sky is darkening and the rain is falling quickly. Their streets flooded and their basements fill up. Then they clean up the mess. It happened again on Friday when a rapid …

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Water funds attract $ 35 billion as drought depletes reservoirs. New report asks if they’re worth it

As extreme droughts and water shortages plague the western United States and beyond, water funds have attracted an estimated $ 35 billion in assets under management, according to a new Morningstar report. The trend comes as much of California faces voluntary water rationing this summer as drought dries up land, forcing some farmers to destroy crops and drains the reservoirs. …

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Tata Consumer Products launches Himalayan bottled water in UK

NEW DELHI: Tata Consumer Products (TCP) announced on Tuesday that its Himalayan brand of bottled water is now available in the UK. The UK launch is part of the company’s strategy to leverage its brands in all markets and maximize the brand’s potential, the company said in a statement. This is the first water brand launched by Tata Consumer Products …

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