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Water Is the New Soda -- and That's a Problem for Coke and Pepsi

In its stead, bottled water has come into vogue as the drink of choice for health-conscious Americans. Sales rose 7% last year, and Nestle, the parent ...

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Water Company: Hard to say what caused Greenwich water main break

Aquarion Water Company says no further work will be needed to repair a water main that broke and closed a key portion of Route 1 Saturday night.

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Niles, Morton Grove hire financial consultant in Evanston water deal negotiations

Niles and Morton Grove hope to have Lake Michigan water flowing to both villages from Evanston by 2018, according to Niles Village Manager Steve ...

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Water main breaks could lead to rate hikes

Citizens Energy repairs between 650 and 700 water main breaks every year and the water utility wants more money so it can replace and not just ...

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High water, wakes damage St. Clair River shoreline

“With the water levels up and boats not obeying the wake zones, it's causing property damage. So we've stepped up enforcement for wake violations.”.

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New Water Authority ad makes saving water sexy — VIDEO

It's time once again for valley residents to scale back their landscape watering, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority wants them to feel good ...

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Water Breaks Are Key to Playing Sports in the Heat

Soccer players know running in the heat is just part of the game and they are doing what they can as temperatures hot 90 degrees, including drinking ...

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Judge OKs class action lawsuit for Flint water customers against city

FLINT, MI -- When he woke up Monday morning, attorney Val Washington had two clients in his lawsuit claiming the city of Flint illegally raised water ...

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Kylie Jenner and Tyga Both Cited for Wasting Water During California Drought (Report)

California is in the middle of a major drought and residents are being urged to cut back their water use in a big way. A big part of the "incentive" is that ...

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Worker Falls from Water Tower

brownsville police are investigating fall from a water tower this morning. the water tower is located off military highway,, near veteran's high school.

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A Town Without Water

Many homes in Tulare County, unlike other drought-afflicted areas, are not connected to a water system; they rely on private wells supplied by ...

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Colorado Water: Where do we go from here?

"We'll have more green spaces, but we'll have more dense urban spaces," said Reagan Waskom of the Colorado Water Institute at Colorado State ...

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Courts rule differently on federal water rule, making status unsettled

"This is a terrible decision for the 1 in 3 Americans who have already been waiting too long for these vital protections for their drinking water," said ...

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A National Water Grid: It's Time!

California is in the fourth year of a very serious drought. Water restrictions are being imposed. Agriculture is being significantly affected, which will ...

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National Weather Service

Warnings & Forecasts · Graphical Forecasts · National Maps · Radar · Water · Air Quality · Satellite · Climate · River Observations · River Forecasts ...

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Feds reduce flows out of Folsom Lake to conserve Sacramento region's water supply

The U.S Bureau of Reclamation will cut flows out of Folsom Lake in half by the end of the week as water levels at the reservoir near historic lows.

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Obama's Clean Water Act rule faces deepening opposition

The EPA, after reviewing more than 1,000 peer-reviewed studies on the issue, hopes the Clean Water Rule will finally put those issues to bed by ...

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Report: Delaware farms can do more to keep water clean

“Agriculture is the leading source of pollution fouling our waterways and the bay, and it is the least expensive to prevent. Restoring good water quality ...

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LEGO to Launch: Astronaut from Denmark Taking Danish Toys to Space Station

Denmark's first astronaut is launching to the International Space Station with a Danish toy that is famous worldwide. Andreas Mogensen will fly to the space station with LEGO minifigures bearing the official logo of his mission for the European Space Agency (ESA). "ESA and LEGO Education have partnered together for this mission," Mogensen wrote as part of an AMA, or "Ask Me Anything," on the website Reddit in reply to a question submitted by collectSPACE.


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Yearlong Mock Mars Mission Will Test Mental Toll of Isolation

In the confines of a 36-foot-wide (11 meters) and 20-foot-high (6 m) solar-powered dome in a remote location on the island of Hawaii, the six team members will have to live together for 365 days. "We hope that this upcoming mission will build on our current understanding of the social and psychological factors involved in long-duration space exploration," Kim Binsted, principal investigator for HI-SEAS, said in a statement from the University of Hawaii.


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Study: Middle East May Be Extremely Water Stressed By 2040 | The Weather Channel

Most countries in the Middle East and North Africa will be extremely water-stressed by 2040, says a study by the World Resources Institute. (World ...

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CP Smith deals with lack of running water

Students and staff at Charles P. Smith Elementary School had to use portable toilets for several hours on Monday after a water main break on Ethan ...

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California takes new approach on water regulation for pot farms

California regulators are doing an unique experiment to govern water use for marijuana growers. The Sacramento Bee joined state officials as they ...

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New guidelines for cancer doctors aim to make sense of gene tests

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued guidelines on how cancer doctors should approach the use of new genetic tests that screen for multiple cancer genes at the same time, including counseling patients about genes whose contribution to cancer is still poorly understood. The guidelines aim to educate doctors about the risks and benefits of new genetic tests, argue for regulation to assure quality and call for more equitable reimbursement of the cost of the tests from private and public insurers. The falling price of genome sequencing has made it possible for cancer doctors to cheaply test for a wide variety of mutated genes that could guide treatment or predict a person's risk for cancer.


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High levels of lead in water at federal court

“Out of order†signs appeared on water fountains at the U.S. courthouse in San Antonio after tests found high levels of lead in the building’s ...

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USA Men's Water Polo Team

The USA Men's Water Polo team has a rich history, receiving medals in several Olympic Games and most recently took Gold at the 2011 Pan ...

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SpaceX rocket grounded for 'couple more months,' company says

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX plans to keep its Falcon 9 rocket grounded longer than planned following a launch accident involving the unmanned booster in June, the company president said on Monday. The privately held company is owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, who earlier this summer was targeting the Falcon 9's next flight for September. "We’re taking more time than we originally envisioned, but I don’t think any one of our customers wants us to race to the cliff and fail again,” Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, said at a webcast panel discussion at the AIAA Space 2015 conference in Pasadena, California.


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Injunction Against Federal Water Rule May Expand

A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule that would give the ...

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Neanderthals Had Houses With Hot Water

Revelations that Neanderthals lived in caves complete with hot water and plenty of food adds to a growing picture of the behavior of these early ...

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Elusive Sea Creature with Hairy, Slimy Shell Spotted After 31 Years

The Allonautilus scrobiculatus, a species of mollusk in the same family as the nautilus, was spotted off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific in early August, the scientists said. The Allonautilus' shell has been known to science since the 1700s. The Allonautilus is so rare likely because it is completely reliant on scavenging to survive, Ward said.


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Human Eye's Blind Spot Can Shrink with Training

The blind spot of the human eye can be shrunk with certain eye-training exercises, thus improving a person's vision slightly, a small new study suggests. In the study of 10 people, researchers found that the blind spot — the tiny region of a person's visual field that matches up with the area in the eye that has no receptors for light, and hence cannot detect any image — can shrink 10 percent, with special training. That amount of change "is quite an improvement, but people wouldn't notice, as we are typically unaware of our blind spots," said study author Paul Miller, of the University of Queensland in Australia.

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City of water: architects challenged to reboot Los Angeles

As the latest forecasts predict a “Godzilla El Nino” for southern California this winter, water, as always, is on the drought-stricken territory's mind.

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Boil-water order issued for some streets in North Jay

The North Jay Water District has put out a boil-water order, until further notice, that will be effective once a break in a waterline on Main Street is fixed ...

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Egypt launches project to fill Gaza border area with water to stop militant activity

The project, billed as an Egyptian military-operated fish farm, effectively would fill the border area with water and is designed to put an end to the last ...

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Life Might Spread Across Universe Like an 'Epidemic' in New Math Theory

As astronomers get closer to finding potential signatures of life on faraway planets, a new mathematical description shows how to understand life's spread — and to determine if it's jumping from star to star. "Life could spread from host star to host star in a pattern similar to the outbreak of an epidemic," study co-author Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) said in a statement.


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Who owns WNC's water?

The future management of the Asheville water system is currently in the hands of the N.C. Court of Appeals. The system consists of approximately ...

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Local theater group puts on drought-focused performance amid water restrictions

The skit — complete with juggling, stilts and a unicycle — drew attention to water restrictions the East Bay Municipal Utility District has implemented ...

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A Triathlon Junkie Works Out in Wind, in Water and on Weekends

To gain entry into the Aug. 9 Half Ironman in Dublin this year, Tony Pritzker and his workout “posse” woke at 1:45 a.m.. Registration for the race—a ...

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Open-Water Swimming Techniques

You never know exactly what you'll encounter when swimming in open water, be it wind, waves, currents or sudden temperature changes. Open-water ...

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Technology keeps water flowing

But keeping all that water flowing is a momentous task that Consolidate Utility District of Rutherford County has started to manage with more and more ...

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Dirty Water attempts to attract the tech set

What intrigued me most during my review of Dirty Water in yesterday's Chronicle was its location in the emerging Mid-Market area which is recently ...

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Water Department continues to face issues

Selectmen denied water board chairman Tim Toomey's request to appoint special counsel “to address our concerns about the management of the ...

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Norfolk won't have to pour money into more water

This summer marks another in a series of hot seasons in which residents serviced by municipal water have been restricted to using only handheld ...

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Sexual Harassment in the Animal Kingdom? How Female Guppies Escape

Animal-behavior scientists discovered that female fish who were most bothered by this type of sexual harassment started to swim in a different, more efficient way. Researchers from the University of Glasgow and the University of Exeter, both in the United Kingdom, tested the effects of this harassment on Poecilia reticulata guppies. "In the wild, especially during the dry season, [guppies] can be trapped together in small pools for months," said study lead author Shaun Killen, a biologist at the University of Glasgow.


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Sumatran Rhino Goes Extinct in the Wild in Malaysia

The Sumatran rhino is now considered extinct in the wild in the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, according to a new study. No wild Sumatran rhinos (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis) have been found on the Malaysian peninsula since 2007, and what are thought to be the last two female rhinos in Malaysian Borneo were caught and placed in captive breeding programs in 2011 and 2014. In order to save the Sumatran rhino from extinction, it will be necessary to designate the regions where rhinos breed as protected areas, called intensive management zones (IMZs), and to consolidate other, isolated rhinos into these zones to maximize their chances of reproducing, the researchers said.


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Jet of Electric Current Boosts Space Weather at Equator

Solar explosions can threaten power grids even in areas near the equator, places long thought safe from such disruptions from the sun, say researchers who studied a weird flow of electricity pulsing above the equatorial regions.


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Holcomb boil water advisory lifted

A boil water advisory declared early Saturday morning for the City of Holcomb was lifted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment just ...

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Marijuana Use May Lower Sperm Counts 'Quite a Lot'

Smoking marijuana more than once a week may lower men's sperm counts by about a third, according to a new study. Researchers found that the men in the study who smoked marijuana more than once a week had sperm counts that were 29 percent lower, on average, than those who did not smoke marijuana, or used the drug less frequently. The researchers thought that amount of reduction in sperm count "was quite a lot," said study author Tina Kold Jensen, of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

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Serving Size Stumper: What's a Reasonable Amount to Eat?

An update to the serving sizes listed on food labels will better reflect the amount of food people actually eat, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says. The serving sizes listed on foods are meant to reflect the amount that people typically consume in one sitting — but that doesn't mean that they give the recommended amount that people should eat to be healthy. Under the FDA's proposal, this label would be changed so that the bottle would contain just one serving — and the number of calories and the amount of carbohydrates in a serving would be adjusted accordingly.

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Should You Stop Counting Calories?

To better fight obesity and its related diseases, people should stop counting calories and instead focus on eating nutritious foods, several researchers argue in a new editorial. Similar to quitting smoking, people who change their diet can see rapid improvements in their heart disease risk, the researchers wrote. For example, in a study of 2,000 heart attack survivors, those who were advised to eat fish were less likely to die during the study period than those who were not advised to eat fish, with improvements starting within a few months of the diet change, the editorial says.

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