Water news, articles and information:
|5/13/2015 - The days of abundant water are a distant memory for farmers in California. For the Central Valley, the wells are about to run dry.
California's Central Valley is now reportedly sinking at a rate never seen during the state's historic drought, and farmers are shouldering part of the blame as they...|
|5/12/2015 - You might be aware that it is illegal to collect rainwater on your own property in some states, but did you know that doing so could actually land you in jail? That is exactly what is happening to Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Oregon. He is now facing a 30-day jail sentence and fines of more than...|
|5/9/2015 - William Shatner, the actor who played Captain Kirk on the once popular show Star Trek, has proposed a $30 billion dollar plan that he says will save California from the problems the state has incurred as a result of the severe droughts. His big idea? Construct a water pipeline stretching form Seattle...|
|5/7/2015 - The only proof you need that many Californians are still living in a water fairy tale is the fact that California real estate prices haven't yet collapsed. Even as the California Governor has declared a state of emergency -- and emergency water rationing is under way -- there are still people purchasing...|
|5/7/2015 - Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) issued an Executive Order on April 1 mandating a 25 percent reduction in urban water use across California. The announcement follows the release of recent data showing that Californians reduced their water consumption by a mere 2.8 percent in February, the lowest reduction in...|
|5/5/2015 - There are more than six million instances per year of people being exposed to antibiotic-resistant E. coli while swimming or engaging in other water-based recreation off the British coast, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and published in the...|
|5/4/2015 - As California's climate fades to desert, rats are coming out of their hiding places in search of water. They are coming out to parks to steal water from dog bowls and attacking horse troughs in desperate need of something to drink. They are finding new ways into homes and becoming a menace like never...|
|5/2/2015 - "Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink." This famous quote from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner speaks of the plenitude of ocean water. It makes up more than 70 percent of the earth's surface, but it is completely undrinkable due to its...|
|5/2/2015 - Leading by example is something governments fail to do on a regular basis. Government bureaucracies might try to legislate morality, but they are ultimately the ones who engage in immoral conduct. Take the example of the DEA. The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General recently released...|
|5/1/2015 - There is an old saying, "as goes California, so goes the Nation," If that is true, I would say that the Nation had best strap on its seat belt for some hard times ahead.
California is currently four years into the worst drought in recorded history. While the word drought gives the impression that...|
|4/30/2015 - Water emergencies appear to be occurring more often these days, leaving citizens scrambling to find safe drinking water when public supplies become contaminated.
The latest case is still ongoing and concerns the public water supplies of Nibley City, Utah. On April 23, occupants of the small town...|
|4/29/2015 - Starbucks has become ubiquitous internationally. It has its pleasant atmosphere and conveniences. But even with Starbucks' high prices, Consumer Reports has rated McDonald's cheaper coffee above Starbucks' burnt bean offerings.
Starbucks recently debuted its very own "coconut milk." But is it a healthy...|
|4/29/2015 - Last week I published a story promising coverage of an extraordinary water purification breakthrough technology that's about to be released. We've now been given permission to go public with the news on this system called AquaTru.
I've been testing the AquaTru unit in my lab for six months, and in...|
|4/28/2015 - Media outlets are widely reporting on two recent studies in the journal Geophysical Research Letters describing a giant "blob" of warm water that may be responsible for recent ecological and weather anomalies across the United States -- from California's drought to the East Coast's severe winter to...|
|4/27/2015 - Most people do not drink enough water. Thirst and a dry mouth are signs of dehydration. If we drink water only when we're thirsty, we are perpetually dehydrated.
There are many other signs of dehydration including: Back painCrampsConstipationDecreased urine outputDizzinessDry skinDry sticky mouthFatigueForgetfulnessFeeling...|
|4/26/2015 - California is slowly fading into desert land. The fight to save the state's water resources has begun at the state level. Governor Jerry Brown recently imposed a 25 percent mandatory restriction on urban water use. This takes effect in July 2015. This is only the beginning of large scale rationing efforts...|
|4/21/2015 - As California suffers under brutal "Third World" drought conditions that are crushing the state's agricultural economy, Natural News is set to unveil a revolutionary new technology that makes bottled water instantly obsolete.
This technology was not developed here at Natural News; it's something...|
|4/20/2015 5:41:40 PM - Why and how water is vital to our health The human body is about is 70% water. Newborns are roughly 80% water, and elderly are as little as 50% water. Our muscles are about 75% water. Even our bones, which seem completely solid, are 25% water. Without food, we would eventually die, but without water,...|
|4/19/2015 - Experts with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Virginia say we could be wasting millions of dollars by failing to extract and utilize precious heavy metals that are excreted through human poo. Speaking at the 249th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), scientists...|
|4/17/2015 - With water being our most precious commodity, you would think that government officials would be keeping very close tabs on its usage, especially in states like California where drought conditions are now entering their fourth year. However, Governor Jerry Brown is just now cracking down on state municipalities,...|
|4/16/2015 - Water fluoridation may cause hypothyroidism at levels dramatically lower than the maximum level allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Kent and published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,...|
|4/12/2015 - The irony is inescapable: In reaction to the historic drought that has transformed the California dream into California dust, the state is now embarking on the construction of a wave of desalination plants that will turn ocean water into fresh water. Tragically, these power-hungry desalination plants...|
|4/10/2015 - Farmers may be able to harness the algal blooms caused by agricultural runoff into a viable product, thereby preventing dead zones in not just local waterways but across larger regions, according to a new study conducted by researchers from and presented at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of...|
|4/10/2015 - An international research team has discovered that warming ocean currents are undercutting one of Antarctica's largest glaciers, with potentially catastrophic and irreversible consequences. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, found that warm water is actually flowing underneath the...|
|4/8/2015 - Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are everywhere. Even if you are trying to avoid them, they are found in the majority of conventional meats, in our tap water, and in soaps, mouthwash, and toothpaste. It is difficult to avoid exposure, but the effort is a worthwhile endeavor.
|4/8/2015 - The sugar industry and the federal government have been colluding since the 1960s to boost consumption of the commodity as it knowingly hid the detrimental effects of its product, choosing instead to foist another harmful substance on society.
According to Vocativ, the collusion was laid bare in...|
|4/7/2015 - The federal government is continuing its war on your privacy, as yet another agency in the vast bureaucracy seeks a new way to keep its eye on you and try to change your lifestyle.
Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is spending $15,000 to develop a wireless system that can be placed...|
|4/6/2015 - The blockbuster herbicide Roundup causes damage to the human endocrine system at levels that people could easily -- and legally -- be exposed to, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Flinders University in Australia. The researchers found that, in a laboratory study, Roundup killed...|
|4/4/2015 - Drinking water that's been artificially fluoridated with synthetic fluoride chemicals has been shown in a new peer-reviewed study to increase the risk of underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, by 30 percent or more.
Researchers from the University of Kent in the UK, publishing their work in the...|
|4/4/2015 - If you're a hunter, a prepper, a homesteader, a chef or a crafter, you probably know at least a few uses for animal fats. (Story by Theresa Crouse, republished from Survivopedia.com)
If you're prepping, knowing which fats are best for certain projects will give you even more tools to work with when...|
|4/3/2015 - For the first time in the state's history, California has been ordered to implement mandatory water restrictions after snowpack readings in the Sierra Nevada mountains revealed abysmally low water levels, the result of an ongoing extreme drought that some say threatens to leave the Golden State a barren...|
|4/2/2015 - The tables are finally starting to turn in regard to the perception that the world has of water fluoridation following the release of at least two reputable studies over the past three years documenting the adverse health effects caused by the chemical.
Researchers from the University of Kent, a...|
|4/2/2015 - For the first time in history, the California government has declared mandatory water restrictions designed to save the state from a water collapse. (But it still won't work, see below...)
An order went out yesterday from Governor Brown's office, requiring water agencies to "...implement new pricing...|
|3/29/2015 - California farmers are making more money selling water than planting their fields in some cases. The rice industry in the Sacramento Valley has really been struggling with this year's drought. Some farmers are choosing not to plant this year and are cashing in on their water rights instead. This controversial...|
|3/26/2015 - If warning after warning is issued but no one listens, does that make it any less dire? That's a great question and one the nation will soon discover the answer to, if the drought situation in the West continues to worsen.
For more than a year NaturalNews and other outlets have been warning of the...|
|3/25/2015 - What do you get when you cross a record-setting drought with an earthquake? This question was recently asked on NPR, and it isn't a pleasant visual. The devastation to the precarious water supply caused by a 7.8 magnitude quake on the San Andreas Fault could sever all four aqueducts at once, cutting...|
|3/23/2015 - In November 2014, an investigation by NBC Bay Area made a shocking discovery when they learned that the oil and gas industry had been dumping, or pumping, billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into federally protected underground aquifers.
Until recently, little was known about the liquid mixture...|
|3/21/2015 - As obsolete, unattended plumbing in our houses crumble, millions of gallons of water are lost each day. A few drips coming out of the kitchen faucet or showerhead might not seem like a lot to you, but even the smallest leak means gallons of water lost.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection...|
|3/17/2015 - It's probably not breaking news that water is good for you. However, you might not be aware of the many dramatic ways it affects your overall health. The advice of "drink several glasses of water per day" is something we all know, but many of us fail to realize the tremendous health benefits of doing...|
|3/14/2015 - Add California's water supply to your list of "things headed for imminent collapse." The state has only one year of reserves remaining, warns Jay Famiglietti, the senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech.
In a widely-cited LA Times opinion piece, Famiglietti writes...|
|3/14/2015 - The historic drought gripping South America's largest nation is deepening, leading to rationing and forcing residents in one of the world's biggest cities to hoard water.
As reported by Reuters, besides hoarding, Brazilians in Sao Paulo are drilling homemade wells and implementing additional emergency...|
Animal farming uses up an enormous amount of arable land, with 45% of the earth's total dry land covered, as it were, in livestock. Eating a plant based diet, or eating meat only occasionally, can help to reduce greenhouse emissions and save our water and forests.
We may think it doesn't matter...|
|3/10/2015 - With a study currently underway in Scotland to assess whether lithium in drinking water is linked with lower suicide rates, we may soon see a renewed push to add yet another bioactive substance to public water supplies.
In 2009, researchers from Oita University in Japan released the results of a...|
|3/8/2015 - A high-paid San Francisco water manager thought it was a good idea to urinate "several times" in a reservoir that supplies drinking water to nearly 2.5 million Bay Area residents. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it was Public Utilities Commission employee Martin Sanchez who took a leak in...|
|2/26/2015 - Scientists are now planning to use drones to carry out weather manipulation, a practice that was long described as being nothing more than a "conspiracy theory," despite a treaty signed by the U.S. in 1977 prohibiting the tactic from being used militarily.
A team of meteorologists with Nevada's Desert...|
|2/26/2015 - Cleanup crews trying to mitigate Japan's never-ending radiation crisis at Fukushima ran into more problems recently after sensors monitoring a drainage gutter detected a huge spike in radiation levels from wastewater pouring into the Pacific Ocean.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company says radiation...|
|2/24/2015 - So, you've been paying more attention to the news and to world events, and you, like millions of other Americans, see geopolitical storm clouds brewing on the horizon. But what can you do about it?
In the great scheme of things, there is nothing that you can personally do to stop what might be coming...|
|2/19/2015 - Water is the single most crucial commodity necessary for human survival. A person can live for weeks without food, but without water it's a matter of a few days.
It's difficult to stockpile enough water to last for any extended length of time, and it's even more difficult to carry enough water to...|
|2/15/2015 - With nowhere else to put it and workers constantly being exposed to it, radiation from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan has been ordered to be dumped into the ocean by Japanese regulators, according to new reports. This was just two days after a plant employee accidentally...|
|2/15/2015 - A last-ditch effort to avoid a complete collapse of one of the city's primary water sources, the city of Sao Paulo in Brazil, population 20 million, has proposed cutting off the water supply up to five days a week, allowing residents to access water only twice per week, or about eight times monthly.
|2/15/2015 - As the saying goes, "water is life" -- and as every good prepper knows, water is the first consideration when planning a survival strategy in the face of a disaster. A human being won't last more than three days without water, so it's crucial to make sure an adequate supply of drinkable water is at...|
|2/13/2015 2:05:21 PM - Perseverance, passion and tenacity are three characteristics needed to change the status quo. Luckily, a coalition of activists dedicated to ending water fluoridation has all three of those virtues, and then some.
Nearly one year ago today, local activists stood before the Austin City Council protesting...|
|2/9/2015 - When "things" are normal and everything is calm, it's easy to take the modern conveniences of life for granted and think little about a time when they won't be available. But in today's crazy world, where we are one natural disaster, one cyber attack or one major nuclear terrorist incident away from...|
|2/9/2015 - So, you've decided to get healthy. You're going all the way. You've cleaned up your diet. You're exercising regularly. What's left to do? You need to detox. But first, take a good hard look at the chemicals you use on a daily basis and get rid of them.
Dump the toxic shampoo, conditioner, shaving...|
|2/9/2015 - The standard definition of inflammation is a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection. Can consuming the wrong food be considered an injury? It most certainly can, and it happens to be the...|
|2/8/2015 - By now, you've read or seen videos about fluoridation dangers that do exist. Authoritative statements claim that it's natural and safe. However, only calcium fluoride from some wells or aquifers is natural, yet not totally safe. But the fluoride that's added into drinking water is very unsafe. Those...|
|2/7/2015 - My grandmother Ester died after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and for the last 12 years of her life she did not recognize anyone from her immediate family, including her husband, her children or her grandchildren. She became violent in the end, and she basically starved herself to death. The hospital/extended...|
|1/28/2015 4:47:48 PM - Residents of a Southern California neighborhood are concerned about the fact that the water flowing out of the taps in their homes is the color black. That's right; the water coming out of their faucets is indeed black -- not gray, not cloudy -- but black. Inky, opaque black water that the water company...|
|1/28/2015 - Wednesday, January 28, 2015, is a date that anti-fluoridation activists in Dallas, Texas -- and perhaps around the nation-- are eagerly awaiting. It's the date that City Hall officials are expected to decide whether or not fluoridation of the public water works will continue.(1)
|1/26/2015 12:40:59 PM - A globalist, in general terms, might be defined as someone who advocates planning of economic and foreign policy in relation to developments throughout the world. Most will claim their efforts are "for the greater good" or to "feed a starving world" -- or something to that effect -- but do they really...|
|1/23/2015 - The Western United States is not the only region of the world that is currently suffering under chronic drought conditions. The largest country in South America -- Brazil -- is also experiencing drought, and its biggest city is two months away from running out of water entirely.
As reported by Reuters,...|
|1/22/2015 1:50:48 PM - How does one voluntarily commit suicide without realizing it? The result of a slow, painful death is no different from a sudden unexpected death -- the end of mortality. For starters, I am Jewish, so don't take this the wrong way, but eating cancer-causing food designed by Nazi scientists is suicide,...|
|1/22/2015 - Evaluating survival readiness takes more than just 13 questions. However these thirteen skills to learn in the areas of food, water, shelter, protection and communication will form a solid foundation of preparation and readiness. (Story republished from ThePrepperJournal.com)
|1/17/2015 - As radioactive pollution continues to accumulate throughout the environment as a result of nuclear incidents like Fukushima, the U.S. government's response is not to try to mitigate this threat to public health but rather to increase the official maximum exposure levels and basically redefine how much...|
|1/14/2015 - It's what most families do: pay the monthly water bill and expect water to flow freely from every faucet in the house, on demand. We even take for granted having the option of both cold and hot water within seconds, with the twist of a knob. What a paradise we live in! It wasn't long ago when families...|
|1/11/2015 - While nitrates are expected in agricultural farming -- anywhere pesticides and fertilizers are used, they are absorbed into the roots of the foods being grown -- excessive amounts of them can reach toxic levels in the water system. The problematic situation has been looked into; however, slow-moving...|
|1/6/2015 - When it comes to emergency medicine for preppers, everybody is already aware of the extraordinary usefulness of things like nano silver, fish antibiotics and off-the-shelf antiseptics such as povidone iodine.
Here, I've decided to reveal five little-known emergency medicine items you probably never...|
|1/5/2015 - I spent most of the holiday working on 3D printer designs and calibrations, and I've learned a tremendous amount that I'd like to share with you. This is all very practical information you'll need to have for the upcoming launch of www.FoodRising.org where I'll be posting open source downloadable 3D...|
|12/29/2014 - Recent storms dropped torrential rains across much of California, causing flooding and mudslides across many areas, leaving some residents homeless and killing at least two people. There was even a tornado in Los Angeles. Despite record rainfall on December 10 of between 1.54 inches at Long Beach Airport...|
|12/21/2014 - I'm always amazed at how many sheeple blindly believe food will magically appear on grocery store shelves day after day, from now to eternity. The magnificent retail presentation of food abundance at retail stores belies the fact that what you see on the shelf is nearly the entire inventory available...|
|12/20/2014 - A 142-year-old law could pave the way for new mining operations in a region of Arizona once known to support silver and manganese extraction a century ago, despite concerns from locals and activist groups about the potential for environmental damage.
As reported by High Country News, the town of...|
|12/19/2014 - An expanding population combined with careless overconsumption is a recipe for disaster. As of right now, we only have one planet to live on, and if we as a species don't start making changes immediately, we could all be doomed.
It's pretty clear that the planet needs your help. It has given us life,...|
|12/16/2014 - Persistent drought conditions that simply won't relent, according to new reports, have sparked something of a water war in Brazil, which oddly enough has more water resources than any other country in the world.
The two largest cities in the South American powerhouse, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo,...|
|12/4/2014 - The drought in California has unfortunately become a way of life for the majority of its residents, with many of them resorting to showering in portable stalls located in parking lots and getting on board with drinking recycled sewage water.
The latter specifically pertains to San Diego, where a...|
|12/3/2014 - On behalf of the roughly 2.5 billion people around the world who don't have access to basic sanitation facilities like toilets, the United Nations has designated November 19 as "World Toilet Day," raising awareness about the importance of basic sanitary standards in overcoming communicable diseases...|
|12/3/2014 - The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city "has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three...|
|12/2/2014 2:17:56 PM - (Story republished from PrepForSHTF.com, with additional editing by Natural News.)
Before tossing an item away stop and think about what other uses that item may have. So-called junk can be a lifesaver in a survival situation. Additionally, there are items that can be used for other than the intended...|
|11/30/2014 - At at time when water conservation should be a high priority in drought-plagued California, it would appear that something else has been deemed a high priority: an elitist mind set whereby people self-appoint themselves as an exception to the rule.
In the drying up state, this disturbing way of thinking...|
|11/26/2014 - A sore throat, or inflammation of the pharynx and fauces, is a common medical condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. It is usually a symptom of a viral or bacterial infection, such as the common cold, though some cases can be caused by a swollen tonsil or enlarged glands in...|
|11/26/2014 - The problem of a diminishing water supply is taking its toll on the residents of Brazil, pointing to the growing issue of a world that is running out of water and as a result, entering a global crisis which will likely have serious agricultural, social and economic consequences.
In Brazil, so severe...|
|11/26/2014 - Western states have been suffering through one of the country's worst droughts on record, but conditions have been particularly dreadful in the state of California, with its massive population and heavy agricultural production.
In fact, drought conditions have gotten so bad that theft of water is...|
|11/24/2014 5:12:46 PM - The argument that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are needed to feed the earth's growing population holds less and less water as new research emerges, particularly with new understanding on how to utilize centuries-old techniques involving conventional crossbreeding.
Using intricate, yet traditional...|
|11/19/2014 - One of the primary lessons being learned from the Ebola crisis is that fancy meds and vaccines aren't needed to cure the disease. Simple water, it turns out, is one of the best treatments for the hemorrhagic illness, supplying the body with much-needed hydration that is quickly lost when the advanced...|
|11/18/2014 - When you start to become healthy, one of the easiest things to incorporate into your routine is increased water consumption. It doesn't cost much, involves no real preparation, and doesn't offend the taste buds. However, due to the pollution of the public water system and our waterways, finding clean...|
|11/17/2014 - In autumn 2014, Ebola consumed all major headlines and was a major focus of the federal government, the CDC and the NIH. President Obama sent thousands of troops to West Africa to set up infrastructure to fight the disease. While all this unfolded, as the troops scattered to a faraway land, California...|
|11/15/2014 - The planet's growing dependency on fossil fuels is inadvertently altering our environments in ways scientists are just beginning to understand. Practices like hydraulic fracking not only have adverse environmental effects but have also spurred an economic transformation in the U.S. as the nation distances...|
|11/15/2014 - Shocking findings reported by NASA show that the problem of diminishing groundwater is poised to lead to the collapse of the food supply, where there could be devastating consequences.
The impact has already been felt, primarily in California. Data obtained form the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment...|
|11/15/2014 - A rural Arizona high school comprised mostly of Native American students was heckled and shamed recently for gladly accepting free tickets and travel to a Washington Redskins game, the absurd continuation of an ongoing whine-fest over the use of what a very select few believe to be a racially charged...|
|11/14/2014 - It is estimated that up to 90% of us will have a problem with parasites at some point in our lives. While living off the human body, these little critters can cause a variety of acute and chronic illnesses, and all to often, we don't realize they are the cause.
Whether it is lice, mites, ticks, fleas,...|
|11/13/2014 - A PERSONAL LETTER TO JIMMY WALES, FOUNDER OF WIKIPEDIA:
In April, 2014, I had the happenstance of running into you on the streets of Vancouver. I was there to lecture to a group of medical professionals, while you were attending the TED talks. I expressed my appreciation to you for creating Wikipedia....|
|11/12/2014 - Every household should have at least one gravity water filter that doesn't need electricity to function, but which water filters perform the best when it comes to removing toxic elements and heavy metals?
To help answer the question, Natural News has published detailed results of the scientific testing...|
|11/11/2014 - Is shutting off water to residents in Detroit who are months behind on their bills a concern for the United Nations, an organization that is funded primarily by the United States? Of course not; Detroit -- being part of the U.S. -- does not fall under the UN's jurisdiction. So why has the globalist...|
|11/5/2014 - For the first time in 600 years, the eastern portion of the Aral Sea has dried up. The Asian freshwater lake once teamed with fish and wildlife, ships and sailboats, but now it is choked dry, drained of every last drop, the bottom showing, flaking off with pesticide residue that now kicks up as dust...|
|10/30/2014 - When it comes to setting rules, small cadres of connected politicos usually make them. When it comes to setting examples, they don't need to bother. But those being ruled have to bite the bullet, obey, or pay consequences set out to enforce those rules. Nothing new here. But during an actual emergency...|
|10/25/2014 - The San Francisco Bay Area has been on the forefront of promoting sustainability with food and, now, water. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently instituted real estate property discounts and exemptions to property owners who maintain food gardens on their land.
Now, the Bay Area Water...|
|10/24/2014 - The results of a new study confirm what most already know regarding the dangers of drinking bottled water that's been left in the sun. Published in the September journal of Environmental Pollution, scientists warn against leaving plastic bottled water in any warm place, especially the car.
|10/23/2014 - When it comes to the removal of heavy metals and toxic elements from water, Big Berkey water filters easily beat ProPur, according to independent lab tests conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs and published online today.
Full details of the tests conducted with parts-per-billion accuracy...|
|10/22/2014 - A major promoter of heart disease in the U.S. today could be a chemical that the government has been intentionally dumping into the water supply for decades on the premise that it prevents tooth decay. Fluoride, according to a new study published in the journal Toxicology, shows demonstrated cardiotoxic...|
|10/22/2014 - The decline and fall of the once-great city of Detroit is continuing apace, as city officials have been given the green light by a U.S. bankruptcy judge to continue shutting off water service to residents chronically behind on their bills.
Judge Steven Rhodes ruled recently that the city can continue...|
|10/20/2014 - Unless California gets some heavy rain, and soon, the state's roughly 38 million residents will eventually be up a creek without a paddle -- or without a creek, for that matter. The latest media reports indicate that some 14 communities throughout the state are now on the verge of running completely...|
|10/20/2014 - The end of September marked three straight years of severe drought for California, with the state receiving less than 60 percent of its average precipitation.
The lack of rainfall has resulted in immense suffering throughout the state, leaving low reservoirs, fallowed farmland, rising unemployment...|
|10/19/2014 - Earth is the water planet. Oceans, rivers, lakes, streams--water abounds. Unfortunately, most of it is polluted. Our industries use our waterways to dump their waste; industrial farming pollutants leach into waterways and ground water. Even jet fuel is found in our water--in well water and municipal...|
|10/18/2014 - Introduced by French dentists who immigrated to the U.S. in 1833, the use of amalgam as a dental restoration material became popular as blacksmiths, barbers and tradesman easily made it from the fillings of silver coins and other metals. Adding liquid mercury helped to amalgamate the mixture of metals,...|
|10/8/2014 - Arsenic is considered a carcinogen and is linked to various cancers and other diseases. High doses have been used to poison people surreptitiously, because it is colorless and odorless. There are two types of arsenic, organic and inorganic.
The most insidiously toxic is inorganic, but low levels...|
|10/8/2014 - The results of a new study regarding the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracking in the Marcellus and Barnett Shales are both interesting and surprising. Completed by researchers from five different universities, the study sought to discover the source of natural gas contamination in drinking-water...|
|10/1/2014 - Now that Ebola "patient zero" has been confirmed in the United States, it's clear that Ebola is spreading far beyond the control of any government or health department. Just weeks ago, President Obama promised Ebola wouldn't arrive in the United States, but now it's here.
The CDC is promising that...|
|9/29/2014 10:53:22 AM - Chronic drought conditions throughout the West continue to wreak havoc on the general public, as well as farming operations, but in California, things are about to get much worse.
Some regions of the state are now within two months of completely running out of water, according to CBS San Francisco,...|
|9/29/2014 - Millions of Californians are about to be hit with strict water rationing -- daily "allocation" numbers that represent the maximum amount of water you're allowed to use for any purpose. Households that exceed the allocation limit will face stiff fines of hundreds of dollars per violation.
|9/27/2014 - Here's an update on what's happening here at Natural News. It's been a remarkable year of growth and expansion, with anywhere from 500 - 1000 new readers joining us every day. Because of this increased support, we've been able to invest in some amazing new projects.
First off, the final testing of...|
|9/25/2014 - Almond farmers in California's Central Valley, where about 80 percent of the world's supply of almonds is grown, are desperate for water. As most of the state hobbles through one of its worst droughts in history, growers are reportedly siphoning off water wherever they can get it, robbing taxpayers...|
|9/23/2014 - Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. This is quickly becoming the new state motto in California, where epic drought conditions are affecting even the highest echelons of society, including ultra-rich areas near Santa Barbara where celebrities, CEOs, and other "one-percenters" are now having...|
|9/15/2014 - At least 2 trillion becquerels' worth of radioactive material flowed from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean between August 2013 and May 2014, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted. The rate of release was 10 times higher than TEPCO's...|
|9/15/2014 - The ongoing water crisis in California has sparked an apparent crime wave in some parts of the state, with desperate residents illegally taking water from fire hydrants in the middle of the night to keep their lawns green and their animals happy. Reports indicate that, in some areas, as much as 10 percent...|
|9/13/2014 - In recent days, residents of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities got to experience a rare treat -- rainfall -- but of course, it was far too little to do much to alleviate the state's ongoing brutal drought.
That said, there is some concern that water may become so scarce -- and so valuable...|
|9/11/2014 - On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to expand a government take-back program of prescription drugs in an attempt to tackle America's growing dependency on Big Pharma's best-selling products.
The new policy authorizes the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to allow hospitals,...|
|9/11/2014 - Sunblock ingredients that wash off swimmers' skin and into the oceans form toxic chemicals that may be destructive to nearly all life in the oceans, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies in Spain and published in the journal Environmental...|
|9/7/2014 - Because so many Natural News readers have asked about the status of our water filter laboratory testing, I'm posting this update.
I've completed ICP-MS testing of the heavy metals removal capabilities of several popular gravity water filters including Big Berkey, ProPur, Doulton, Zen Water Systems...|
|9/4/2014 - Water wells in central California have begun to run dry, reports the LA Times. (1) "Extreme drought conditions have become so harsh for the Central Valley community of East Porterville [that] many of its residents dependent on their own wells have run out of water."
Tulare County has confirmed their...|
|9/4/2014 - Our floors are the largest surface area in our homes that require regular cleaning. If we use chemicals, we breathe them in day and night until they dissipate. There is no need to add to our indoor air pollution when we can use simple and handy, homemade cleaning solutions.
Wood, bamboo, and laminate...|
|9/4/2014 - The United States is one of the only countries in the world that still advocates for artificial water fluoridation as a way to prevent tooth decay, despite its known dangers. And new research reveals that municipal water supplies aren't the only sources affected by this policy, as many private wells...|
|9/2/2014 - Over the last decade, larger amounts of pharmaceutical drugs have been detected in the public's water supply; although the concentrations are low, the long-term effects are unknown.
Pharmaceuticals are entering the water system primarily through disposal via flushing, or people's urine. The body...|
|9/1/2014 - Water is increasingly hard to come by in drought-stricken California, where many farmers are struggling to get enough water just to pay the bills. But the situation in the Golden State is far worse than many people realize, according to new reports, as underground aquifers that take decades to recharge...|
|8/31/2014 - There is a major water crisis currently sweeping California, and experts say outdated water allocation data is making the problem even worse. In many areas of the state, say experts, water control measures, many of which were established back in the 1920s and 1930s, have over-promised water that doesn't...|
|8/31/2014 - In 1909 the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law that prohibited the addition of any fluoride chemical to food. By then fluoride was well known as an industrial pollutant that harmed plants, animals, and humans. This was known long before skeletal and dental fluorosis were described in the scientific...|
|8/29/2014 - Water is the essence of life. Humans are bound to this universal mandate as is any other form of life, but how we differ is our ability to control consumption and preserve what is perhaps the most precious gift that the universe has given us.
If consumption continues as is, many predict that by 2020...|
|8/28/2014 - A compilation of data made possible by homeowners who voluntarily submitted water samples from their private wells in Maine, unveiled some shocking results after they were tested by the state.
According to a report by Scientific American, wells in 10 communities harbored "dangerously high levels...|
|8/26/2014 - The residents of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, are relying on drinking water reserves after a nearby energy plant spilled 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Ohio River late Monday night on Aug. 18. Although this particular incident was due to "human error," the plant reportedly has a authorization to...|
|8/21/2014 - Optimal health requires 'proper' hydration. In fact, our muscles are 75% water; blood is 82% water; and 99% of our molecules are composed of water. Simply put, water is a central component to good health - yet how many times has your family physician asked you about the quality (and quantity) of the...|
|8/21/2014 - As the city of Los Angeles ages, its infrastructure is becoming increasingly fragile, and worse, city officials have no idea how they are going to finance upgrades. This, in a city -- and a state -- with some of the highest tax rates in the country, and it still isn't enough.
As reported by Bloomberg...|
|8/20/2014 - As promised, we've now published the results from testing countertop water filters for their ability to remove toxic heavy metals and elements with radioactive isotopes. The brands we tested are:
* Zero Water
* Waterman Portable Alkaline Water Purifier
|8/20/2014 - In just a few days, Natural News will be exclusively announcing the results of unprecedented laboratory testing of water filters -- the kind of testing which has never been done before on off-the-shelf filters.
The tests I've conducted in the Natural News Forensic Food Lab determine the ability of...|
|8/18/2014 - With about 60 percent of the state now limping through the worst categorical level of drought on record, California faces an unprecedented water crisis that, besides triggering shortages, stands to greatly influence the availability of fresh produce nationwide. And as far as its own residents and the...|
|8/16/2014 - New research out of Stanford University creates possibilities for the future of California to be powered by renewable energy. This would create a healthier environment, generate more jobs and stabilize energy prices.
Imagine Los Angeles free of smog, electric cars flooding the silent freeways, solar...|
|8/15/2014 - Present throughout the world's oceans are extremely high levels of mercury that researchers say is a direct result of human activity. Though it occurs naturally, mercury levels in the environment have nearly tripled since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, according to a new study published...|
|8/14/2014 - The U.S. Drought Monitor has released new data on U.S. cities that are running out of water -- and believe it or not, the top 10 spots are all located in California. Some of the worst drought conditions on record have left much of the Golden State grasping for moisture wherever it can be found. But...|
|8/14/2014 - Desperate times call for desperate measures, as the saying goes, and for sure, California is undergoing some pretty desperate times as a historic drought both spreads and worsens across the state, causing some to consider moving perhaps millions of Californians out of the hardest hit areas.
|8/13/2014 - In approximately 25 years, fresh water may be hard to come by. Two new reports based on three years of research show that the entire world's population may go thirsty by 2040.
Remarkably, by 2020, between 30 and 40 percent of the world's population could be affected by water shortages. Much of the...|
|8/12/2014 - There was once a credit card commercial that asked the question, "What's in your wallet?" Well, more important than what is in your wallet is what is in your water, because believe it or not you can live without a credit card, but you cannot live without water. While it's true THAT we need to drink...|
|8/12/2014 - A water main pipe that burst recently in Los Angeles, California, occurred on Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) campus. This 30-inch diameter pipe was almost 93 years old and had been connected to a pipe installed in the 1950s. That's where the rupture took place.
|8/10/2014 - The drought-stricken state of California is sinking into itself at an alarming rate, suggests a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The continued over-pumping of groundwater in many parts of the state -- the direct result of a historic three-year dry spell -- is creating empty pockets of...|
|8/8/2014 - The spread of Ebola to the USA is "inevitable," said the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. Tom Frieden made the statement in a House Subcommittee hearing, adding that he does not think there will be a "large Ebola outbreak" in the U.S. Does he think there will be...|
|8/7/2014 - An Oregon landowner has been subjected to a 30-day prison sentence for what he says was a simple act of collecting rainwater on his own property. CNS News reports that Gary Harrington was convicted of nine misdemeanors and sentenced to 30 days in prison, as well as slapped with a $1,500 fine, for diverting...|
|8/4/2014 - In case you haven't heard, 500,000 people have been left without drinking water in the city of Toledo, Ohio, and store shelves there have been stripped bare of water.
"Residents of Toledo, its suburbs and small areas of southeastern Michigan began lining up for water Saturday after news of the contamination...|
|8/3/2014 - It is not as if there aren't any economic factors influencing the price of groceries these days. Transportation alone, thanks to skyrocketing fuel prices, has lifted the cost of everything we buy at the grocery store. Now, one of the worst droughts in U.S. history is making the one thing absolutely...|
|8/2/2014 - A shocking 58 percent of the state of California is now in a state of "exceptional drought," according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. (1)
"The drought's incredible three-year duration has nearly depleted both the state's topsoil moisture and subsoil moisture reserves, according to Brad Rippey of the...|
|8/1/2014 - Speaking on a radio program, Kyoto University assistant professor Hiroaki Koide commented that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has become like a swamp filled with radioactive material.
Koide was referring to the fact that, ever since the meltdowns triggered by a March 2011 earthquake and...|
|7/29/2014 - The sodium fluoride added to U.S. water supplies is contaminated with the toxic elements lead, tungsten and aluminum, a Natural News Forensic Food Labs investigation has revealed. Strontium and uranium were also found in substantial quantities in some samples, raising additional questions about the...|
|7/29/2014 - Much of the western United States is currently mired in a devastating drought, one that could eventually see the relocation of tens of thousands of people out of Las Vegas, as well as massive food shortages caused by the lack of production in California's once-fertile fields.
And the lack of water...|
|7/24/2014 - Now in its third year of record-breaking drought conditions, the water-deprived state of California is reportedly beefing up its law enforcement to crack down on so-called water "abusers" who use too much. In Los Angeles, a full-time "water cop," with three more on the way, now patrols the streets daily...|
|7/22/2014 - Wide swaths of the United States remain mired in one of the worst droughts in recent times, prompting some to describe conditions as near "apocalyptic."
California, which is essentially the nation's fruit basket, has been particularly hard hit. As noted by The Economic Collapse Blog, some scientists...|
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|7/21/2014 - Not only are Californians suffering from an intense drought, but they're being shamed by their neighbors and fined by the city, that is if they're caught violating tough water restrictions mandated by the state.
According to a report by International Business Times, a crippling drought affecting...|
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