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96 million plastic balls prevent drought and save countless lives

February 19, 2024

By Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones, Super Car Blondie February 19, 2024 This literal ball pool might look like fun, but it actually has a very serious reason behind it: preventing drought. A pilot project at the E.M. Johnson Water Treatment Plant, it was a move enforced by the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, in the US,… >> Read More

Kid Rock’s house one of several at risk as ocean eats away Florida coast

February 15, 2024

By Jesse Ferrell, AccuWeather February 15, 2024 Incredible video emerged this week showing severe erosion of homes in Jupiter Inlet Colony in Jupiter, Florida, north of Palm Beach. About 70% of the county’s 47 miles of coastline is considered “critically eroded,” according to Palm Beach Country’s Department of Environmental Resources Management.  Properties threatened include homes belonging… >> Read More

NJ’s Plastic Bag Ban Backfires Horribly

February 14, 2024

By Jon Miltimore, AIER February 14, 2024 There’s a famous scene in Seinfeld in which George passes on a TV pilot deal with NBC, only to later accept for less money than originally offered.  “In other words, you held out for less money,” Jerry says after George tells him the deal. “You know the basic idea of negotiation, as I understand it,… >> Read More

The city of tomorrow will run on your toilet water

February 12, 2024

By Wired.com February 12, 2024 THE RESIDENTS OF the 40 floors of San Francisco apartments above our heads may live in luxury, but really, they’re just like the rest of us: showering, washing their hands, doing laundry. Normally in the US, all their water would flush out to a treatment facility, and eventually out to a body of water; 34… >> Read More

Big Companies Cashed In on Mississippi’s Water. Small Towns Paid the Price.

February 5, 2024

By Sarah Fowler, New York Times February 5, 2024 In winter 2021, more than 150,000 people living in Jackson, Miss., were left without running water. Faucets were dry or dribbling a muddy brown. For weeks, people across the city lost the water they normally relied on to drink, cook and bathe. With no way to flush their toilets,… >> Read More

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