Nestle, the makers of Poland Spring water are being sued for selling their bottled water as "naturally purified" or "spring water"
when in fact it does not meet the scientific criteria for spring water, is worse than some area tap water, and is sourced near "asphalt parking lots or other areas of dangerous contamination"
GardeningFilter! James Dyson's Wrong Garden
- water going uphill in a perpetual-motional Escher-like fashion; how is it done...?
"It's simple. They want water. I have it, as long as they agree to get baptized
," he said. [via anil]
is an provocative proponent of the American Empire
theory, indeed. Here are excerpts from his Blow Back: The Cost And Consequences of American Empire
I heard Johnson interviewed on Episode II, War And Conflict In The Post-Cold War, Post-9/11 Era
of The Whole Wide World
The Cold War and its central conflict - the physical and ideological battles between the United States, the Soviet Union and their proxy states - imposed a certain logic and consistency on the world. Take that away and add the bloody wars in the Balkans, Africa and the Middle East in the ‘90s as well as the terror attacks and warnings of more recent times and you get a very confused picture of a world at war. Is this breaking storm in Iraq about oil, democracy, freedom, empire, culture, water, diamonds, modernizing Islam or nation building in the Middle East? Some, one or all of these things?
It was an excellent program and well worth your listen, either by RA now or mp3 later. (From listening to the radio)
Parents charged in death of girl forced to drink water
- Forcing a 4 year old to consume large amounts of water seems like an odd way to promote family bonding. Death by over watering can happen
, but this sounds more like an episode of Law & Order
We've got a good old fashioned battle a' brewin'.
Endangered wildlife acts have placed American heroes in danger and now have
killed them. Would the young smoke jumping "forest savers" agree? Or are
they now turning over in their graves that republicans have leeched
themselves onto personal tragedy to make rightist inroads on ecological
The Olive Garden just says no to H2O!
Water: it's necessary to sustain life, but it contributes to a dull dining experience.
House votes to restore water arsenic standards.
Gee, I don't know. Whose opinion might be more valid, the Republicans or the National Academy of Science? Not that the NAS is suddenly perfect but the recent attempts to put major spin on science, especially in global warming, is an unsettling trend.
In the desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, charity becomes political protest
as humanitarian groups seek to put hundreds of gallons of water in the form of "watering stations" -- a few gallons of water and a blue flag -- on federal, military, private, and Indian lands.
8 people trapped in a cave
have been reached by rescuers. Against advice, they went spelunking during bad weather and got trapped by rising water. After two days they're safe, but they're weak, hungry and dehydrated
. Our heros weren't able to find anything to drink in the middle of a flood. (I bet they'd also need to be rescued from an escalator during a power failure.)
Water found on Jupiter moon
"After months and months of wrestling with the data ... we believe there is very strong evidence of a layer of melted water beneath Ganymede's icy surface," said Margaret Kivelson, a space physicist at the University of California, Los Angeles.
New evidence of madness
in the halls of power in the Chinese Empire. An excellent example of how water issues will dominate in the 21st century.